Helen Mirren: 'Like Night Follows Day,' Roles For Women Will Reflect Real Life

August 7, 2014 9:48 PM

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When she was in her 20s, Helen Mirren says she yearned to be a French actress: "They fascinated me more," she tells NPR's Melissa Block.

In her new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Mirren gets the next best thing — she plays Madame Mallory, the frosty French owner of an elegant restaurant in a tiny village in the south of France. When an Indian family comes to town and opens their own restaurant 100 feet away, Mallory has nothing but ...

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