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young_gunner913
Sep 2nd, 2008, 07:12 PM
LONDON - Oscar-winning British actress Helen Mirren said she used to love cocaine, but stopped taking the drug after learning that a Nazi war criminal profited from the trade, according to a magazine.

The 63-year-old, who won an Academy Award for her role in "The Queen," was quoted by GQ magazine as saying she used to dabble in marijuana and cocaine when she was younger.

"I loved coke. I never did a lot, just a little bit at parties," Mirren was quoted as telling the magazine in an interview, which was made available to the media Monday. "But what ended it for me was when they caught (Nazi war criminal) Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon, in the early 80s. He was hiding in South America and living off the proceeds of being a cocaine baron.

"And I read that in the paper, and all the cards fell into place, and I saw how my little sniff of cocaine at a party had an absolute direct route to this ... horrible man in South America," she was quoted as saying.

Mirren also reportedly said she used to steal during what she described as a "very poor" youth.

"I needed to shoplift for food," she reportedly said, adding that while she enjoyed "the accoutrements of movie star life" she still had frugal instincts, cutting her own hair and wearing dollar-store glasses.

Mirren said she was not a royalist but had become a fan of Queen Elizabeth II since playing her in "The Queen."

"It's a miracle she's never gone mad," Mirren was quoted as saying. "She is a remarkable person, who has achieved an amazing thing with a life she neither chose for herself, nor particularly wanted."

Mirren's interview is carried in the British edition of GQ, which goes on sale Thursday.
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:eek: A little bit shocking, wouldn't have expected that from her. But none-the-less almost everyone does something at one point or another. However, I would like to see her smoking some ganja. :lol::smoke:

Destiny
Sep 2nd, 2008, 07:28 PM
Yeah i saw this on people but i guess it was when she was younger it was her past so it's over ;)

Kart
Sep 2nd, 2008, 08:27 PM
Is this the same interview in which she says Mike Tyson isn't guilty ?

young_gunner913
Sep 2nd, 2008, 10:25 PM
Is this the same interview in which she says Mike Tyson isn't guilty ?

:confused::scratch:

Kazooey
Sep 2nd, 2008, 10:26 PM
Who doesn't? :shrug: It's great in moderation.

Marshmallow
Sep 3rd, 2008, 12:36 AM
I find this shocking. Only because every time I see her in an interview or something she seems really dull and comes up with really corny jokes (so corny they should be served with butter... I couldn't help that one :lol: :o). And SHE used to do coke? Then again I saw more surpising things in Uni so shouldn't be all that surprised.

But Helen Mirren... I remember one of her speeches during the Oscar run... "Ladies and gentlemen I give you the Queen :D" ... *crowd is silent and uncomfortable*. :o And she did coke :speakles:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 3rd, 2008, 12:51 AM
:eek::eek::eek: For me that is shocking!

Wow, Matt! Maybe some coke and you'll be an Oscar winning actor one day!:haha:

young_gunner913
Sep 3rd, 2008, 01:09 AM
I find this shocking. Only because every time I see her in an interview or something she seems really dull and comes up with really corny jokes (so corny they should be served with butter... I couldn't help that one :lol: :o). And SHE used to do coke? Then again I saw more surpising things in Uni so shouldn't be all that surprised.

But Helen Mirren... I remember one of her speeches during the Oscar run... "Ladies and gentlemen I give you the Queen :D" ... *crowd is silent and uncomfortable*. :o And she did coke :speakles:

I thought the ending of her Oscar speech was pretty cool, toasting to the Queen. After I won the biggest acting achievement at my old school, I held up the award and toasted the character I played. :lol:;)

:eek::eek::eek: For me that is shocking!

Wow, Matt! Maybe some coke and you'll be an Oscar winning actor one day!:haha:

:ras: Boo you whore.

But if coke = oscar gold, wouldn't Lindsay Lohan be the best actress in Hollywood? :scratch:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 3rd, 2008, 01:15 AM
I thought the ending of her Oscar speech was pretty cool, toasting to the Queen. After I won the biggest acting achievement at my old school, I held up the award and toasted the character I played. :lol:;)



:ras: Boo you whore.

But if coke = oscar gold, wouldn't Lindsay Lohan be the best actress in Hollywood? :scratch:

Ewww..what a shame. No originality at all.:tape: :p

Perhaps she will one day.:shrug: Helen also waited almost half a decade and finally won one.:p :cool:

Helen :worship:

young_gunner913
Sep 3rd, 2008, 01:23 AM
Ewww..what a shame. No originality at all.:tape: :p

Perhaps she will one day.:shrug: Helen also waited almost half a decade and finally won one.:p :cool:

Helen :worship:

Actually people came up to me and said it was the best speech of the night. :ras:

Lindsay Lohan shouldn't even get an invitation to the academy awards, let alone win one. :tape:

Harju.
Sep 3rd, 2008, 01:41 AM
Maybe that's the reason why she looks so hot at her age. :drool:

new-york
Sep 3rd, 2008, 01:44 AM
Maybe that's the reason why she looks so hot at her age. :drool:

don't give people bad ideas, birthday cakes will start to taste differently.:o

Bjorndarl.:hearts:

Kazooey
Sep 3rd, 2008, 01:44 AM
Have you ever fucked on cocaine, Helen? *uncrosses legs revealing exposed genitals*

It's nice.

Mattographer
Sep 3rd, 2008, 02:17 AM
It's time for joining the cast of Weeds! :lol: She and Elizabeth Perkins together in same scene would be awesome :angel:

azza
Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:23 AM
coke goes down nice with a pill n acid

Pasta-Na
Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:28 AM
Have you ever fucked on cocaine, Helen? *uncrosses legs revealing exposed genitals*

It's nice.

:help:

disposablehero
Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:29 AM
Great rack on Helen.

rada
Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:39 AM
Who doesn't? :shrug: It's great in moderation.

;)

Sammm
Sep 3rd, 2008, 02:55 PM
I used to love her but know it's all about Judi Dench and soon Emma Thompson.

Anyone think she's just trying to be a sensationalist? I really didn't like her comments that she made about rape either. Also didn't like how she did a shitty film with Nicholas Cage after winning the Oscar...

!<blocparty>!
Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:30 PM
This is hardly shocking. Who hasn't done coke in Hollywood?

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 3rd, 2008, 04:07 PM
I love Helen Mirren.
I don't do drugs but I would do a line on her tits any day.

Kart
Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:57 PM
:confused::scratch:
http://dlisted.com/node/28036

New movie coming out Helen ?

SM
Sep 5th, 2008, 04:58 PM
;)
:devil: