In a frank interview, Dame Helen Mirren has spoken about death and accepting her own mortality.
Speaking to i magazine, the RED actress said that passing away is "as much a part of life as anything else".
"We are all headed in that direction, sorry to tell you! It's gonna happen. So one might as well confront it, and what better time to confront it than the latter part of your life?
"As you travel through life, you do realise that you lose friends and colleagues and death becomes a part of your life and that happens at every age. It's not just what happens to older people."
The last few years have seen the tragic passing of some of the biggest names in entertainment within a short time, including , , and , just to name a few.
Elsewhere in the interview, Mirren talked about the topic of nude scenes in films, stating "it used to be if you did a nude scene, for example, closed set, no photography".
"Now they (take) a screen shot from the movie and put it on the internet, for everybody to see," she added.
The star recently said that in a movie.
Helen Mirren is set to star in , scheduled for release in the UK during October 2018. It will open in the US on November 2, 2018.
This in an extract from the full interview with Helen Mirren, available to read in this Friday's issue of the i newspaper, priced at 60p.
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