Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Determination and Utter Efficiency: Martha Stewart

I absolutely loved this bit from Sunday's Arts & Leisure section in The New York Times about Helen Mirren's latest role in the film RED:
She took inspiration for her portrayal of Victoria not from, say, some old James Bond heroine but from a far unlikelier figure. “I based the character on Martha Stewart,” she said. “She’s very sweet, very gentle, with a twinkle in her eye. But at the same time there’s that steely determination and utter efficiency just underneath it. I had a picture of Martha Stewart in my dressing room and the makeup trailer. Just to get that look in my eye.”

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