10 Questions for Helen Mirren

After playing royals ancient and modern, a hard-nosed cop and all manner of fantasy females, the Oscar winner has written a memoir, In the Frame. Helen Mirren will now take your questions

Mike McGregor for TIME

Helen Mirren

After playing royals ancient and modern, a hard-nosed cop and all manner of fantasy females, the Oscar winner has written a memoir, In the Frame. Helen Mirren will now take your questions

What was the most difficult point in your career?Matthias Kruzik, Vienna, Austria
I think probably my mid-30s, which was the one time really when it should have been the best because I was experienced and ready, and the kind of work that I wanted to do just didn't come my way. But you know, you just carry on—I did anyway—regardless. I would just...

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