Film industry constantly forgets huge audiences: Helen Mirren

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2013, 09:41 AM IST

London: Veteran star Helen Mirren has accused the Hollwyood movie industry of forgetting certain huge audiences when releasing a picture.

"It`s the funny thing about the film industry. They`re constantly forgetting about certain huge audiences. They completely forgot about teenage girls for a while; then `Titanic` came out and made something like 3 billion pounds - basically from teenage girls.

"Before that, I remember they forgot about [young] kids. In this case, they forgot about the baby-boomer generation, which is an awful lot of people who are now in their 50s and 60s, and grew up on the cinema. They`ve got money in their pockets, they`re free of having to go home to look after the children, and they want to go to the movies," she said.

Mirren appears in the movie `Red` and says the movie needs to a complete package in order to appeal to the audience, reported Digital Spy.
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It`s not actually that straightforward to make a successful one. You`ve got to get the balance right: the right amount of wit, of laughs, of action, of characters - real, interesting characters, not just cliches. Ou need quite a magical little concoction to make the thing fly rather than just sit there and be ignored.

"But I think with a bit of genius casting in the first one, and some funny lines, the piece worked... Yes, the piece worked. So it was great fun to go back to it."

PTI