Helen Mirren wants to play 'Shakespearean character' Donald Trump
From The Queen to The President?
No stranger to portraying real-life figures, Helen Mirren may have her eyes set on her next “Shakespearean character.”
“I’d be so funny as Trump,” she recently said on an upcoming edition of The Hollywood Masters. “I love it. I’ve almost got the hair. Yes, of course, I mean, what a fascinating character. What an extraordinary character. I mean, that’s a character isn’t it, the real thing? I would say real life is so much more interesting than anything you can make up. But you know, a fantastic sort of slightly Shakespearean character. He may have a Shakespearean fall, I don’t know, but he is an extraordinary character.”
When asked if she thought it would be difficult to penetrate Donald Trump’s psychology, the Academy Award winner says her portrayal of the president would start by looking into his background.
“I don’t think that would be too difficult to penetrate quite honestly,” she opined. “You look at the upbringing. You look at the schooling, the father, the mother. I don’t know much about Mr.Trump’s background, but if I was to play him, I would definitely start there… That’s what you have to start with, the child, and the child is very much in Trump.”
Mirren’s next film, The Leisure Seeker, opens in theaters on Jan. 19.