How Helen Mirren chooses which roles to play

Award-winning British actress Helen Mirren has outlined how she knows which roles are right for her to play.

“It’s enormously to do with the people that you might be working with,” she said.

“Sometimes, like Catherine the Great, obviously it’s the character, that extraordinary character, and knowing that to assail it is going to be very exhausting, very demanding, but an extraordinary experience.”

Mirren also revealed she chooses roles according to what characters she has just wrapped up playing.

“I’ve just done the Empress of Russia so now I’m playing a north country Liverpudlian cleaning lady,” she said.