How did Helen Mirren ‘kinda randomly’ watch ‘Shazam’?
There are instances when, despite your best efforts or intentions, you accidentally watch a movie. Maybe it was just on while you worked, or Netflix auto-played it without asking your permission (classic), or maybe you were sitting in the dentist’s waiting room deciding whether to watch it X-Men: First Class or read a 2017 issue of Women’s Day. These things happen to everyone.
But let’s say you’ve been cast in a superhero franchise. In theory, you want to see all past material to add important context and depth to your knowledge of the universe. You wouldn’t just go into the sequel with very limited knowledge… right? I direct this question to Oscar winner Helen Mirren, who currently stars in the lead role Shazam! wrath of the gods, although she may not have seen the first film. It’s a bit unclear at this point.
While walking the red carpet for the DC film, Mirren was asked by The Hollywood Reporter how she decided to get involved in the project, as she admitted, “Honestly, I’m not familiar with the world of superheroes . But I saw the first one almost by accident, and I found it so charming. It took me completely by surprise.” The film sure is charming, thanks to Zachary Levi’s quirky superhero moments, but let’s get back to the “almost random” part. Can you somehow nearly” do something by mistake? Has she seen this film or not? Or was it just something Harrison Ford wore while they hung out in Montana?
As evidenced by her earlier comments, Mirren doesn’t really know what Shazam works, but it doesn’t have to! She is Helen Mirren. When approached to star in the sequel, she just took it. “When the second one was suggested, I accepted straight away. And when they said you’re going to play a goddess, I said yeah sure.” That’s what they said when it was thrown in the fate of the angry probably.
Of course, the world would want to see Dame Helen Mirren as a goddess. It doesn’t matter if she’s somewhat lost when it comes to the plot. To be fair, she chose the least complicated superhero universe to immerse herself in. Has anyone told her about all the multiverses over at Marvel? Keep her away from her.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)
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