No make-up for Mirren in `The Temptest`

Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 13:17 PM IST

London: Actress Helen Mirren did not wear make-up for the big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare play ‘The Temptest’ because it would look ridiculous.

The 65-year-old actress played sorcerer Prospera and says the subject matter and time period the movie was set in didn`t allow her to wear cosmetics.

"The director Julie Taymor was an absolute demon about me wearing no make-up. And of course she was quite right. It would look ridiculous," she told a daily.

IANS