London - Dame Helen Mirren wants to be a "full time action heroine".
The 66-year-old actress insists it is much easier to work on films like The Debt or Red than some of the period pieces she has done as they don't require much acting.
She said: "I'm dying to be a full-time action movie heroine because the great thing about action is that you don't have to act. All you have to do is go from A to B as proficiently as possible.
"It's much harder to do a long speech from The Tempest than a bit of action.
"You might get a bit bruised and so forth, but taking a few painkillers sorts that out."
The actress also admitted she loved getting the chance to use firearms when she appeared in Red with Bruce Willis.
She added: "Using that gun was horribly fun. Us girls don't get to do that sort of thing too often but you suddenly get this dangerous and visceral pleasure that's rather disturbing."
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
In keeping with the theme of this week, we put together five horror movies that you have to see this week. Read More »
Add your review
Among cinema's most storied unfinished works, Orson Welles' final film may finally be released. Read More »
Add your review
New music video!
Did you know?
A scary night!
Guns N' Roses guitarist!
Great gig pics!
Durban Southern SuburbsThe Unlimited 007
JohannesburgHR Solutions (Bloemfontein)R12 000 - R16 000 Per Month
MusgraveThe Unlimited 007
HousesR 2 750 000
HousesR 2 195 000
TownhousesR 6 900 000