I married for economical reasons: Helen Mirren

Last Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 11:13

London: Veteran actress Helen Mirren says she married husband Taylor Hackford only for economic reasons and they are not the most romantic of couples.

The 67-year-old said they don`t send each other Valentine cards and regularly forget to mark birthdays with a present, reported Daily Mail.

"Taylor and I aren`t remotely romantic with each other. And actually we appreciate the lack of romance in the other person. I`d be completely horrified if Taylor gave me a Valentine`s card! That`s not our sort of relationship at all - we would pour cold water on that sort of thing.

"We even forget to get each other birthday presents ? I`m always thinking the day before, `Oh, I must get Taylor something for his birthday`. Without being corny, we try simply to be considerate to each other every day rather than lavishing each other with gifts," she said.

`The Queen` star tied the knot 11 years into her relationship with Hackford. The ceremony took place on New Year`s Eve in 1997.


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First Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 11:13

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