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Helen Mirren Talks Scoring L'Oreal Beauty Deal At Age 69: 'It Was About Bloody Time!'

Helen Mirren is opening up about landing a beauty contract with L’Oreal in 2014 when she was 69.

“It was about bloody time!,” the (now) 71-year-old actress expressed while attending a panel at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival on Wednesday (June 21) in Cannes, France.

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“I thought, at last, there has been a shift [in the fashion and beauty industry] — I’m talking about age and beauty, but also diversity,” Helen continued (via PageSix). “It’s great to see older women, different genders, different religions – the whole diversity of the world we are living in.”

Also attending panels at the festival that same day were Mena Suvari, Alicia Silverstone and Sir Ian McKellen.

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Ian McKellen Reveals Why He Turned Down Dumbledore Role in 'Harry Potter' Films

Ian McKellen was once offered a chance at the role of Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films after the original actor chosen for the role, Richard Harris, passed away after making the first two movies in the franchise.

“When they called me up and said would I be interested in being in the Harry Potter films, they didn’t say in what part,” Ian said during an appearance on the BBC. “I worked out what they were thinking, and I couldn’t… I couldn’t take over the part from an actor who I’d known didn’t approve of me.”

Richard apparently called Ian‘s acting, “technically brilliant but passionless,” in the past.

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Ian McKellen's Women's March Sign Featured Patrick Stewart as Star Trek’s Captain Picard

Ian McKellen held a sign at the 2017 Women’s March that was too perfect.

The 77-year-old Lord of the Rings actor rallied at the march on Saturday (January 21) in London, England.

His sign featured Star Trek‘s Captain Picard – aka his BFF Patrick Stewart – holding his face in his palm.

The duo’s sweet, hilarious friendship is well-documented.

Ian also shared an inspiring message about his experience at the march, referring to President Donald Trump as “President Breaking Wind.”

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VIDEO: Watch Dan Stevens' Beast Charm Emma Watson's Belle in Disney's New 'Beauty & the Beast' Footage

Are you getting excited for Beauty and the Beast?

Disney’s live-action remake doesn’t hit theaters until March 17, but you can feast your eyes on some new footage right now in a 30-second TV spot called “Charm Her.”

In the clip, the Beast’s (Dan Stevens) companions – including Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson), and Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) – give him their best advice on how to woo Belle (Emma Watson).

Check it out below!

And in case you missed it, click here to listen to the official audio of Emma Watson singing “Something There.”


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VIDEO: New 'Beauty & The Beast' Trailer is So Magical!

The latest trailer for Emma Watson‘s Beauty and the Beast was just released and while it is so magical to watch, unfortunately one thing that is missing is any sign of singing!

The live-action version of the Disney musical will feature the music that you have fallen in love with and we can’t wait until we get to hear some of it.

Also starring in the movie are Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Josh Gad as Le Fou, and many more.

Make sure to see all of the recently released photos from the film.

Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17, 2017. Watch the new trailer below!


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Ian McKellen Turned Down $1.5 Million Offer to Marry Couple Dressed as Gandalf

Ian McKellen has revealed that he was offered $1.5 million to dress up as Gandalf and marry a “very famous couple,” but he turned it down.

“I was offered one-and-a-half million dollars to marry a very famous couple in California, which I would perhaps have considered doing but I had to go dressed as Gandalf,” the legendary actor told the Daily Mail. “So I said, ‘I am sorry, Gandalf doesn’t do weddings.’”

The celeb couple was reportedly Facebook co-founder Sean Parker and his wife Alexandra Lenas. They got married back in 2013 with a Lord of the Rings themed wedding and all of the guests were given custom clothes to fit the theme.

Emma Watson's 'Beauty & The Beast' Trailer - WATCH NOW!

The first teaser trailer for Emma Watson‘s highly anticipated movie Beauty and the Beast has been released!

The clip only gives as a brief look at the 26-year-old actress as Belle in the live-action movie. We see as she enters the Beast’s castle and discovered the rose under the glass.

The teaser trailer also shows off several views of the castle and we hear, presumably Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), mention that there’s a girl in the castle.

Beauty and the Beast, also starring Dan Stevens as The Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston, hits theaters on March 17, 2017.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the teaser trailer for Beauty and the Beast? Leave a comment!

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