Now here’s something we never imagined writing…
Dame Helen Mirren – she who has taken on iconic roles such as Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II – has just revealed that her dream role would be none other than… wait for it… Donald Trump.
“I’d be so funny as Trump,” she told Hollywood Masters.
“I mean, what a fascinating character. What an extraordinary character.
“I would say real life is so much more interesting than anything you can make up. But you know, a fantastic sort of slightly Shakespearean character.
“He may have a Shakespearean fall, I don’t know, but he is an extraordinary character.”
She added that if she were to get the role of the current US President, she would do a lot of digging into his past in order to get the character just right.
“I don’t think that would be too difficult to penetrate quite honestly,” she continued.
“You look at the upbringing. You look at the schooling, the father, the mother.
“I don’t know much about Mr Trump’s background, but if I was to play him, I would definitely start there…
“That’s what you have to start with, the child, and the child is very much in Trump.”
She’s not wrong there!
And it looks like Helen Mirren is taking things further to ensure her dream becomes a reality, as she’s reportedly in talks with the creator of The Crown to make it happen.
We don’t know about you, but we would definitely like to see this movie if/when it gets made!