Arthur speaks to audiences
|Russelle Brand and Helen Mrren in Arthur|
Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren firmly believes that her new movie "Arthur" speaks to everyone's fantasy about living a lavish life. "I think it's a fantasy we all have," Helen said, "What
would you do if you had a billion dollars? That's why when the lottery gets really big, it's up to $40 million or $ 50 million, I go out and buy a lottery ticket. Because maybe I'll win." She believes in
winning the lottery. She also believes that "Arthur" will appeal to audiences because it taps into a common dream.
"You fantasize about what it would be like to have millions and millions and millions of dollars. I think we all do that. And here we are. We can see what happens (in this film) -- I think it's a fantasy that we all carry within us, anyone who has ever bought a lottery ticket," the actress said. "We're all dreamers."
The stars of "Arthur" gathered on the red carpet Tuesday for the premiere of the film remake of the eponymous Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli classic. The new movie features Russell Brand,Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner and Greta Gerwig.
A Katy Perry-less Brand hit the premiere at the Ziegfield Theater in New York for the screening. He portrays the title character, a wealthy playboy who tries to prove his mother, played by Geraldine James, that he can be independent. However, he has never worked a day in his life and has a potent case of Peter Pan Syndrome. So his mother says she'll cut him off if he doesn't marry a proper woman.
|Helen Mirren with Academy award|
A short story about Helen Mirren
Mirren was born in a corridor of the maternity wing of Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Chiswick, in West London. Her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov (1913–1980), was of Russian origin, and her mother, the former Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers (1909–1996), was English. Mirren plays Hobson, Arthur's tireless nanny who was actually a man in the 1981 original. She also played Prospera in 2010's "The Tempest," a character who was also male in shakespeare's classic Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. She wins an Academy Award for Best Actress, four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.