Helen Mirren has gotten to the age where she just doesn't give a shit what people think about what she has to say. Not too long ago she was inflaming people by decreeing that she didn't believe many of the reported cases of rape were accurate based on her life experience understanding how women get men riled up and then cry foul when date rapes occur. While she later defended the validity of her opinion and for the most part it ended up disgarded and forgotten, it still lingers out there. So Helen has moved on to discussing her thoughts on what comedy really is and how most of us out there don't get it.
In an interview with a French magazine, Mirren discussed what she believes is the decline of British decency. "I'm under the impression that this notion is disappearing from our society, where conflicts are made worse on cinema and on television, where people are nasty and cruel on the internet and where, in general terms, everybody seems to me to be very angry. This causes me a lot of pain," she said.
I know most of you reading this out there are not from across the pond, but pay close attention and start being nicer, dammit! Helen is watching you and you'll end up beaned with an Oscar statuette if you pull any crap with me. Then again, she might not come to my aid since I'm not French. You see, "I prefer the finesse of French humour. English humour is harsher, more scathing, more cruel and more surreal too, as illustrated by Monty Python and the TV series Little Britain, where situations are far-fetched and over-the-top."
Alright. If I hail from neither, I wonder how I stand? Whatever the case may be, I'll say that I dig this dame. One of the few movies to motivate me to a level of enjoying the theater experience for the simple escapism aspect was her recent foray into comedy, RED, so she gets a pass from me for 2010.