Helen Mirren Talks ARTHUR, Karaoke, Improvising With Russell Brand, and First Time Directors

     April 7, 2011

Helen Mirren Interview ARTHUR slice

With director Jason Winer’s (Modern Family) Arthur opening this weekend, I was able to interview the cast as a reporter for our partners at Omelete.  As most of you know, the film is a remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy and stars Russell Brand as a wealthy playboy who risks losing his inheritance when he falls for a woman (Greta Gerwig) that his family does not approve of.  The movie also stars Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Luis Guzman and Nick Nolte.  For more on the film, click here for seven clips and the full synopsis.

During my interview with Mirren, we talked about filming on the street of New York City, the different genres she’s worked in over the past year, was she nervous to work with a first time feature director, what it’s like to work with Brand when he’s improvising, and I nervously asked what’s her karaoke song (which no one believed I would ask). Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, if you missed my video interview with Brand, you can watch it here.

Helen Mirren

  • What’s her karaoke song
  • Working with Russell Brand when he’s improvising
  • What was it like filming on the streets of NYC with everyone watching
  • What has the last year been like for her acting in so many different genres
  • Was she nervous to work with a first time feature director

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