March 2, 2023 Leave a Reply

The first season of 1923 ended Sunday with Cara’s (Helen Mirren) nephew Spencer (Brandon Sklenar) still far from saving the day in Montana, while the ruthless Donald Whitfield (Timothy Dalton) informed Jacob (Harrison Ford) that he pretty much owns the Duttons after having paid the property taxes on their ranch. In other words, life will probably get a whole lot worse for Cara and Jacob before it gets any better.

In her only post-season interview, Mirren talks with Deadline about what attracted her to 1923, why her character is Irish, and what she expects from Spencer in Season 2.< DEADLINE: How did you first book the role?
: I think the original approach came through my agent. And as one normally does, you say “Oh that’s interesting. I would love to read a script.” And he said, “Oh no no no there is no script.” That’s unheard of! How can I agree to something if I haven’t read a script? And the answer came back, “Well Sheridan likes to write for the people he knows who are playing the roles,” which seemed to me a very sensible way of approaching it. So I said, “If that’s the case then I should meet Sheridan” because maybe after he met me, he won’t want to write a role for me at all. He should know who I am. I went to meet with him in Texas and had a wonderful time. I knew of his work with Hell or High Water and Wind River. I thought his work was extraordinary. He came with huge credentials as far as I was concerned. I just really enjoyed his company. So I thought, “Yeah okay and I’ll jump in the deep end and have a go.” And I’m so thrilled that I did because I think it’s going to be one of the really great experiences of my life.

DEADLINE: Did he tell you what to expect, what would happen in the story?
MIRREN: No it wasn’t that. It was more about getting to know each other as people, what makes you laugh, what you like to eat. Just a general chit-chat, which I thought was really great. Then the script arrives, I see the character and the way the character is developing, and I could see it was like me. He had written specifically to my strengths, if you like. I thought of making her Irish because America very much in those days was a country of immigrants. I wanted to heighten that fact. He said, “Absolutely. That’s fine.” And off we went.

Read the full article/interview in our press library.

March 1, 2023 Leave a Reply

Season 1 of 1923 came to an end, but it’s all good when you know there’s gonna be a season 2. I could have had more Dame Helen Mirren – like for 42 minutes – but it’s good and this whole season has been as good.
Check out the HQ stills and HD screencaptures I added to the gallery.

February 28, 2023 Leave a Reply

Promotion for Shazam! Fury of the Gods is starting and Dame Helen Mirren looked lovely for the photocall in London yesterday. Enjoy the HQ photos!

February 28, 2023 Leave a Reply

Stills of Helen Mirren from Graham Norton Show have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!

February 25, 2023 Leave a Reply

Dame Helen Mirren broke her finger on the set of Shazam! Fury of the Gods and didn’t tell anybody cause she wanted to be “stunty”. How can you not love this woman?

Graham Norton Show posted a few clips and they’re in our archive, check the one below and another with Pedro Pascal on here.

February 24, 2023 Leave a Reply

The series is moving along and getting more and more intense. Here’s screencaptures and one photo still from last week episode and a preview for the next one coming Sunday.

February 24, 2023 Leave a Reply

Move over, Tom Cruise. There’s a new action star in Tinseltown.

Helen Mirren, 77, revealed that she chose to do some of her Shazam! Fury of the Gods stunts on her own — and broke a finger in the process. “I was incredibly brave and didn’t say anything or complain because I wanted to be a real stunty person,” she says on an episode of The Graham Norton Show airing Friday on BBC One.

The dame portrays demi-god villain Hespera in the forthcoming Shazam! sequel opposite Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, and Rachel Zegler, among others. Directed once again by David F. Sandberg, Fury of the Gods is a continuation of Billy Batson (Asher Angel) and his fellow foster kids’ stories as they juggle teenhood and their adult superhero alter egos.

Just don’t ask Mirren too much about the film itself. “Don’t ask me about the plot, it’s too complicated!” she tells host Graham Norton. “We are angry goddesses wearing unbelievably heavy costumes. It was very hot and uncomfortable; and, in fact, Lucy said at the end of the first day’s shooting, ‘They are trying to kill us’ in all seriousness.”

Mirren signed on for the film because she “loved the first Shazam,” she explains. “It was sweet and funny. I am not a big superhero type person, but I loved the idea of it and happily signed up for the second one. It is great.”

Sandberg recently called it a “dream” to work with Mirren and Liu, who plays the dame’s onscreen sister Kalypso, in conversation with EW. “We aimed high when we cast the movie, and we got exactly what we wanted,” Sandberg said. “They’re both so kickass!” He added of Mirren, “You kind of have an expectation, like, ‘Oh, it’s Dame Helen entering the set!’ But the first day she came on, she’s like, ‘Yeah! We need more p—y power on set! We’re here now!’ and I was like, ‘Oh, okay!'”


February 23, 2023 Leave a Reply

Soon the promotion for Shazam! The Fury of Gods will start and we’re all ready for it. Meanwhile, enjoy digital scans of SFX magazine and some HQ stills of Dame Helen Mirren as Hespera.

February 21, 2023 Leave a Reply

Intense promotion of “Golda” for Dame Helen Mirren, who flew back from UK to Germany for the press conference and premiere at Berlinale.
Enjoy the over 450 photos I collected and added to the gallery.

February 20, 2023 Leave a Reply

An emotional night for Dame Helen Mirren on the stage of the BAFTA for honoring the late Queen, with her grandson present as Prince and Princess of Wales attended the event.
The photos aren’t too much but they’re good, enjoy them and the video clips from the event.