Helen Mirren terrified about royal role

Updated: Jun 10, 2012, 10:16 AM IST

London: Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she was "very nervous" about taking on the iconic role of Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’.

The 66-year-old was the recipient of Academy Award for best actress for her role as the monarch in 2006 released movie.

"She`s an icon all over the world. Everybody knows what she looks and sounds like. I knew I had to get those things right, but I wanted to go beyond a simple impersonation. So yes, I was very, very nervous," contactmusic.com quoted Mirren as saying.