Helen Mirren Likes Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, and Money, Presumably

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"I can't go on being royal, can I? Have to have a little sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll in my acting life!" Helen Mirren on why she took a role in National Treasure: Book of Secrets [Variety]

"I want to do more movies. I feel like it's a totally different skill set than there is to theater. It's much more internal. I'm an extrovert, I like to gesticulate and talk loud and stuff, and the theater is easy for me. I can go up there and spread my legs and go, 'Here I am.'" Jamie Campbell Bower, who makes his film debut in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [NYO]

"I'm not the sort of musician who wants to live foolishly and spend money on cars and drugs and strippers. I don't really have enough bad habits to be a rock star." —singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson [Billboard]

"We were overweight and ugly then, and we're overweight and ugly now, so it really wasn't a stretch. Nobody looked at us and thought, 'Oh, their youthy dew has gone.'" Kim Deal on why the Pixies' reunion tour was so successful [Rolling Stone]

"Her record is totally bananas." —Geffen Records chairman Ron Fair on Solange Knowles's upcoming sophomore album, Hadley Street Dreams [Billboard]