Mirren is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Linda Kenney Baden on Phil Spector.
Willis, Hopkins and Mirren are interviewed by Jake Hamilton. They talk about who would Willis think would play the best role of being a hitman. Willis:
Well she (Helen Mirren) takes it very seriously, she knows you have to do what your boss tells you.
Mirren is presented with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Motion Pictures. Directors David Mamet and Jon Turteltaub serve as guest speakers at the event.
I couldn’t be prouder and more happy that I’m actually going to finally lie next to Colin Firth, something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. Well I’m very pleased and proud and I think it’s very good for the British monarchy that here on Hollywood Boulevard, the King and the Queen are going to actually sleep together, for the rest of history.
Mirren gives an interview to The Talks. She discusses why she dislikes female journalists and whether she enjoys interviews.
(Laughs) Yeah… It depends who you’re talking to. Some people ask really interesting questions and they make you think about your work, and sometimes yourself, in a new way. They make you articulate things that maybe you’ve never articulated before. They make you realize things that you maybe haven’t realized before about yourself or a project or the way you work. A lot of it is just hard labor in the mines of marketing, a lot of it is, but it’s an incredibly important tool.
Mirren is nominated for Best Actress at the 82nd Academy Awards for portraying Sophia Tolstaya in The Last Station.
I’m very happy and honored for Christopher, myself and our film. I think Tolstoy himself would have been perplexed by all this, but, Sofya his wife would have been over the moon. So in that spirit, I am too.