We Asked Helen Mirren To Pick Favorite Scenes From Her Own Movies

August 5, 2014 2:23 PM

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We Asked Helen Mirren To Pick Favorite Scenes From Her Own Movies

In ""The Hundred-Foot Journey," Helen Mirren plays the matriarchal owner of a snooty French restaurant. When an Indian family transforms a run-down building across the street into a festively lit eatery of their own, Mirren's Madame Mallory launches a good, old-fashioned turf war. (As if the dame weren't enough, see the movie for its assortment of beautiful food imagery.) Mirren gives a fiery performance, rigorously commanding her kitchen staff and sparring with her new neighbors with gusto. Directed by Lasse Hallström ("My Life as a Dog," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"), written by Steven Knight ("Dirty Pretty Things," "Eastern Promises") and based on Richard C. Morais' 2010 novel, "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is another entry in Mirren's scene-stealing catalog. HuffPost Entertainment asked the Oscar-winning actress to select her favorite scenes from a handful of her own movies.

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" (2014) "I very much enjoyed her first arrival in the kitchen. It’s Madame Mallory’s arrival in the movie almost, actually. You just see how in her element she is, giving orders, criticizing all the food that was served the night before, just being very, very on top of it a...

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