If there is a high-profile movie industry event happening, you can place a safe bet that Netflix will be a hot topic. The occasion this time is CinemaCon, the annual convention of theatrical exhibitors, where big-name talent and Hollywood executives talk about their upcoming releases and share very exclusive first-look footage that may not reach the general public for months. In a presentation about her upcoming film The Good Liar, Helen Mirren made sure to pay proper respects to the theater folks by getting in a solid shot at the industry’s most hotly discussed streaming empire. “I love Netflix, but fuck Netflix,” said Mirren, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s nothing like sitting in the cinema and the lights go down.” If that’s how Mirren talks about something she loves, best to make sure you never get on her bad side!
Helen Mirren. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images