Showing posts with label Helen Mirren. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Helen Mirren. Show all posts

Monday, February 29, 2016

The 100-foot journey

East Village resident Helen Mirren had a short commute to work today... traveling to Second Avenue to film a scene (no fake snow today!) for "Collateral Beauty" (here with Michael Peña) ...

The dramatic comedy via Warner Bros., due in theaters on Dec. 16, also stars Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Naomie Harris and Edward Norton.

Photos today by EVG Helen Mirren correspondent Derek Berg.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Why Helen Mirren loves the East Village

Helen Mirren sightings are common around the neighborhood. She and her husband Taylor Hackford have had a place on St. Mark's Place for 14 years. Mirren, who won an Oscar for "The Queen," was a regular at the Stage. She was also the first customer at Enz's when the store reopened a few weeks ago.

There's a Q-and-A in the Post today with Mirren, who's up for a Tony for "The Audience."

The East Village seems a bit funky for Dame Helen Mirren.

I’ve always loved funky and young areas in any city. I prefer the small boutiques to the designer palaces. Other neighborhoods, like the West Village, are a bit chichi. We really love the East Village. It’s noisy with foot traffic, not noisy with car traffic. I can get a taxi day or night.


[W]e are spoiled for choice when it comes to incredible restaurants. I love the holes in the walls, the small restaurants. Sadly, some of our favorites are closed because of that terrible gas explosion [in March]. We loved the Stage and the B&H, and the Pommes Frites. [That] was completely destroyed.

Helen Mirren photos from May 11 by Derek Berg