Helen Mirren: lady in RED at UK première

Last night Dame Hellen Mirren gave all the young starlets a run for their money, as she walked the red carpet in London promoting her latest movie RED.

Wearing a stunning black dress with a dash of red, she showed why, even at 65, age really is no object.

She was joined by her co-star and legendary action star Bruce Willis. However the other stars of the film, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich, were not present, perhaps it was the rain that put them off?

RED is loosely based on a three-part comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. RED stands for Retired Extremely Dangerous and tells the story of four CIA agents who are brought back together for one final job. They are Frank Moses (Willis), Joe (Freeman), Marvin (Malkovich) and Victoria (Mirren).

The film, directed by Robert Schwentke,  stars Mary-Louise Parker as Willis’ partner. Both Parker and Willis’ real life partner, Emma Heming, attended the premiere last night.

Mirren recently expressed her delight at being a part of the film, saying:

”Oh my God, it was great fun this film. I had fun anyway. I absolutely loved every minute of it. Yes, you always learn from great movie stars, I have to say. There’s no accident why they’re great movie stars and Bruce is a great movie star.”

She also went on to make a point about older actresses in Hollywood, of which she is one of the leading women. She said:

“I think people’s perception is changing. Really, as an actor you’re reflecting the perception of the world around you, and the perception of the world around you is changing. The perception is changing of women, the perception is changing of older people.

“I don’t think actually the reality has changed at all. I think 60-year-old men and women 20 years ago could do exactly what 60-year-old men and women can do nowadays. Just the perception has changed.”

RED will be released in UK cinemas on October 22nd.

Take a look at the trailer below.

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