Dame Helen Mirren still acts like a fangirl around Harrison Ford.

Dame Helen Mirren continues to be in awe of Harrison Ford, whom she affectionately refers to as a “fangirl.” Despite their collaboration on the Paramount+ series ‘1923’ and their previous portrayal of a married couple in ‘Mosquito Coast’ back in 1986, she admits to feeling slightly intimidated by the 81-year-old ‘Star Wars legend. In an interview with Saga Magazine, Dame Helen describes Harrison Ford as an unintimidating person, highlighting his kindness, generosity, and warmth. However, her inner fangirl remains, and she can’t help but exclaim, “Oh my God, it’s Harrison Ford!”

Their first collaboration in ‘Mosquito Coast’ occurred when Harrison was already a Hollywood heartthrob, thanks to his iconic role as Han Solo in the original ‘Star Wars trilogy. Reflecting on his journey, Dame Helen acknowledges Harrison’s status as a famous movie star and marvels at his enduring success over the past four to five decades.

As a seasoned actress, Dame Helen has embarked on her unique path and constantly seeks out diverse roles. She delights in discovering projects that are distinct from one another.

This year, she takes on a wide range of characters, spanning from ‘Barbie’ to ‘Golda’ to ‘Shazam!’ to ‘1923’. Some projects, like ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’, is purely for the joy they bring. She loved the humor in the first ‘Shazam!’ film and relished the opportunity to portray a Roman goddess in the sequel.

However, other projects, such as ‘Golda’, entail a more serious commitment. Dame Helen recognizes the significance of these undertakings and the vulnerability they require. By choosing such roles, she willingly exposes herself to public scrutiny.

Nonetheless, she embraces the chance to challenge herself and explore new territories. Each project she takes on is intentionally different from her previous endeavors, providing a fresh and stimulating experience.

Dame Helen Mirren’s admiration for Harrison Ford and her approach to her craft exemplify her continued passion for acting.

Despite her remarkable career, she retains the excitement of a fan encountering her favorite star. With her dedication to seeking diverse roles and embracing new challenges, she remains an influential figure in the film industry, leaving an indelible mark with each performance.

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