Helen Mirren: I'd rant again

Dame Helen Mirren would repeat her expletive-filled rant “every night” if it disturbed her performance.

The Oscar-winning actress berated a group of drummers outside a London theatre for being too noisy while she was on stage playing Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in the show The Audience. Helen raced outside to confront the loud musicians dressed as the monarch, and the star has no regrets about her behaviour.

“They were so loud. I walked off stage in full costume and make-up, straight out the stage door and just said, ‘You’re f**king up our performance. Please stop, please stop,'” Helen told British newspaper The Sun. “I’ve never done anything like that before, but I’d do it every night if there were people drumming outside the theatre.

“Just the thought of doing the whole performance with the audience not being able to hear anything was too much. It was in the interval, so I had five or ten minutes afterwards to calm myself before I was back on. They were very sweet and stopped immediately. They just hadn’t realised.”

The musicians were promoting a gay music festival and had stopped outside the Gielgud Theatre for a few minutes when Helen was caught on camera ranting at them over the weekend.

The 67-year-old star insists there are no hard feelings after the encounter and she has posed in a T-shirt to support the festival. The front of the shirt promotes the As One in the Park event, while the back has a picture of a drum with the words, ‘Yes please! Just not outside a theatre!’ Helen plans to invite the event organisers to watch her show.

“I went and did my number, and then I looked around and all these people were recording it on their phones. I thought, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?'” Helen explained. “I’d love them to see the play and understand why I was so upset. I felt terrible - they are fellow performers.”

© Cover Media
Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Billy Joel bests Elton John, sets new record at MSG
    Billy Joel bests Elton John, sets new record at MSG

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel has set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show, besting Elton John. …

  • WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring. …

  • 'Ant-Man' Paul Rudd gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
    'Ant-Man' Paul Rudd gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a big honor for "Ant-Man." …

  • AT&T's U-verse TV service to carry CBS channels
    AT&T's U-verse TV service to carry CBS channels

    (Reuters) - CBS Corp said AT&T Inc has agreed to keep the television network's channels on its web-based TV service, U-verse. The deal covers CBS-owned TV stations, Showtime Channels, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel, and Pop, which is slated for a launch on U-verse in 2016. (http://bit.ly/1HuBSw0) Pop, a general entertainment channel, is a joint venture between CBS and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. AT&T's U-verse business offers Internet bundles with TV, telephone and broadband …

  • 'Dawn Of Justice' To SDCC
    'Dawn Of Justice' To SDCC

    The stars of "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" are heading to Comic-Con. …

  • Robber killed in shootout with ex-anchor's husband at motel

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cross-country road trip got derailed for a former CNN anchor and her husband after a would-be robber forced his way into their motel room and a shootout ensued. …

  • Glanville Will Appear On 'RHOBH'
    Glanville Will Appear On 'RHOBH'

    Brandi Glanville says she will appear on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in a limited capacity next season. Recently, Brandi confirmed on her "Unfiltered" podcast that she had decided not to return to the show. "Yeah, let me clear this up because there's paparazzi outside my house every day, people are – it's driving me nuts," Brandi said. …

  • Glanville On 'RHOBH' Future
    Glanville On 'RHOBH' Future

    Brandi Glanville says she will appear on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in a limited capacity next season. Recently, Brandi confirmed on her "Unfiltered" podcast that she had decided not to return to the show. "Yeah, let me clear this up because there's paparazzi outside my house every day, people are – it's driving me nuts," Brandi said. …

  • Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Celebrity News - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 1:47 AM PHT
    Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Beyonce’s #Flawless image is embroiled in controversy once again. On Wednesday, a web site called The Beyonce World leaked 224 allegedly raw photos of the musician. The images showed Bey in full makeup for the 2013 L’Oreal ad campaign — but with the kinds of “imperfections” we all have — beauty marks, bumps, creases. In the wake of Cindy Crawford’s unretouched photos, the images have been praised by critics of a beauty industry that sets impossibly high standards, standards that Queen Bey …

  • Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    omg - Sat, Feb 14, 2015 12:14 AM PHT
    Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    The 25-year-old released the video for her third cut from platinum selling album 1989. …

  • My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    Write Away - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 2:29 PM PHT
    My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    For my mother-in-law Mrs. Elsa Yrastorza Yuzon, flying and soaring in the skies is part of her normal routine. But it reached new heights when Pope Francis boarded Shepherd One. …