News of the “Red” sequel has been scarce since Summit Entertainment made the official announcement back in January. As far as we know, brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber are hard at work on a second installment of the well-received, Golden Globe-nominated first film.
Of course, this leaves us no choice but to harass potential cast members whenever we have the opportunity. Case in point: During the “Arthur” junket over the weekend, I asked “Red” actress Helen Mirren what it will take to get her to do the sequel.
“Nothing, just get me the script,” Mirren said. “You don’t have to do anything. I’m there,” she added. “Absolutely.”
I then took a moment to gush a bit about how fun it was to watch Mirren in the movie.
“Wasn’t that fun? I really enjoyed that, I couldn’t believe my good luck,” she said. “It was fabulous. And it was great because when they asked me, I always imagined I was maybe the fourth or fifth person they’d asked. They said, ’No no NO! The minute we got the script we kind of wrote it for you, you were the only person we ever thought of to play this role,’ it was great.”
How great is she? An Oscar-winner with a crazy-prolific career, thinking she was fourth or fifth choice? Amazing.
Anyway, I then asked Mirren what trouble she’d like her character to get into in the sequel.
“Oh I don’t know, I’d like to go to a hot climate and only have a few scenes, very spread out,” she said with a laugh.
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