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Dame Helen Mirren has revealed that she had an uncomfortable encounter with Alfred Hitchcock early in her career. The Oscar winner is currently starring as the legendary director's wife Alma Reville in the biopic Hitchcock, which is about the making of the controversial film Psycho. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Mirren detailed her experience auditioning for Hitchcock's film Frenzy in the early 1970s. "When I was a very young actress, just starting out, I was sent for an audition - or a meeting with him," Mirren recalled. "I don't think he would have auditioned me; I think he either thought you looked right or you didn't." She continued: "I was arrogant and ignorant and, at that time, he was just not my kind of film director. I was into Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, (more) »


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