How did Helen Mirren prepare for her role in next week’s Love Ranch, in which she plays the madam of America’s first legal whorehouse? In this week’s issue of New York, she explains to Logan Hill:
“I said, ‘Read my lips: I’m not going to spend a night in a brothel.’ ” In the end, she dispensed with research and simply took direction. “It’s amazing how quickly you get into dildos everywhere and pink-feather handcuffs. Within an hour you’re completely used to it.”
Also of interest: the slideshow gallery of Mirren nude in a bathtub that accompanies the feature.
Madam Helen [NYM]