Dame Helen Mirren felt & # 39; despised and humiliated & # 39; left behind after being cheated by a scam who saw her send money in exchange for a mysterious & # 39; price & # 39 ;.
The latest film from the London-born Oscar winner, The Good Liar, sees her taking on the role of a wealthy widow who is the target of an unscrupulous scammer played by Sir Ian McKellen.
During an interview on BBC Radio 4 & # 39; s Woman & # 39; s Hour, Host Jane Garvey suggests that the actress, 74, & # 39; is far too smart & # 39; to be scammed yourself.
Dame Helen Mirren has revealed that she has left herself behind and & # 39; humiliated and humiliated & # 39; felt after being cheated by a scam that saw her send money in exchange for a mysterious & # 39; price & # 39 ;. Shown at the world premiere of The Good Liar last month in London
But Dame Helen surprises her and listeners when she reveals that she once fell prey to a scammer in the US.
& # 39; I have been scammed & # 39 ;, she says. & # 39; I was so embarrassed, and that's the terrible thing, not being scammed, you're so shocked that you really don't tell anyone because it's so embarrassing and humiliating. & # 39;
Helen explained how she was in America when she was called that she had won a prize.
& # 39; They did it brilliantly and I was suspicious, & # 39; she remembered. & # 39; They said: & # 39; I have her, I have her & # 39; when I picked up the phone, they said: & # 39; I have her, I have her, we are so excited to tell you & # 39; have won this prize! "
Helen explained how she was in America when she received a suspicious phone call saying she had won a prize
& # 39; I said, "Have I, how?" The only reservation – why didn't I realize? – to get the prize, I had to send them money.
& # 39; And in return they sent – and they did, it wasn't like I got anything – they sent these things, weird things like a 3D camera, I remember and a fake diamond tennis bracelet, just weird things.
& # 39; But I was suspicious and said: & # 39; Where do you call from, the company, where is it located? & # 39;
The latest film by London-born Oscar winner, The Good Liar, sees her taking on the role of a rich widow who is the target of an unscrupulous scammer played by Sir Ian McKellen
& # 39; & # 39; We are based in New Orleans. & # 39; I said, "Oh what address?" And they gave me an address, and I said, "Oh, that's interesting, because – and it was true – I happen to be coming to New Orleans next week, so I'll come and see you," something like that. And they turned a bit pear-shaped when I said that. & # 39;
Asked if she thought the scammers knew she was a famous actress, Helen said no and added that she & # 39; someone & # 39; could have been.
& # 39; I am definitely scammed, & # 39; she concluded.
Asked if she thought the scammers knew she was a famous actress, Helen said no and added that she & # 39; someone & # 39; could have been
The actress recently revealed that she doesn't have a clue & # 39; about aging and admitting that they were & # 39; miserable and paranoid & # 39; was about her appearance when she was younger.
& # 39; If you are young and beautiful, you are paranoid and miserable, & # 39; she said to her Bella magazine. & # 39; The great thing that happens when you get older is that you don't really give a flying bastard. & # 39;
Helen discussed her carefree attitude last month prior to the premiere of her new Sky One TV show, Catherine The Great.
In the interview, the actress said & # 39; of course & # 39; that she looked better when she was younger, but added that she is now more relaxed about her appearance.
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