Dame Helen Mirren has labelled British actors "lazy", saying they are less hard-working and take longer to learn their lines than American performers.
海伦米伦女爵士日前大呼英国演员"懒惰"，说他们不如美国演员用功，且要花很长的时间来记台词。 Dame Helen, 64, described British actors as "struggling", saying rehearsals had to be cut short so that they could learn the script.
64岁的海伦爵士称英国演员记台词"十分费劲"，在拍戏时，为了让大家背台词，不得不缩短排练时间。 Her comments related to a 1994 London production of A Month In The Country, in which she starred along with Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt, although she made no mention of individual members of the cast.
海伦爵士这里所说的是她1994年排练伦敦出品的戏剧《乡间一月》时的情况，她与男演员约瑟夫费恩斯和约翰赫特共同担纲该剧主演。但海伦没有指明具体 是哪些演员。 The Oscar winner, speaking in Los Angeles at the Brit Week Film & TV Summit last week, said there had been no such problem with the American ensemble when the play moved to New York several months later.
这位奥斯卡影后于上周在洛杉矶召开的英国影视周峰会上说，这部剧在几个月后转战纽约，美国演员就不存在这样的问题。 She said: "They were two wonderful casts and great productions. But in England, at the first rehearsal a lot of the cast were still not on top of their lines.
"We used to finish at two in the afternoon so everyone could learn lines. In America, by the second week the whole cast had their lines down.
IMG border=10 hspace=10 vspace=10 align=left src="https://i1.w.hjfile.cn/doc/201004/1240MHN3Z-a05742114.jpg" width=352 height=458 mce_src="https://i1.w.hjfile.cn/doc/201004/1240MHN3Z-a05742114.jpg">"And they did a full day"s rehearsal, which we didn"t do in England. There were no complaints, they just took that as being what you do. I"ve always loved American actors for their work ethic, their absolute commitment."
"而且他们用了一整天的时间来排练，而在英国我们则没能做到这一点。没有人抱怨，大家都觉得是自己应该做的。我一直都很欣赏美国演员的职业精神，他们都非常敬业。" In July Dame Helen will team up with British comedian Russell Brand to begin filming a new version of the 1981 comedy Arthur, which originally starred Dudley Moore and John Gielgud.
今年七月，海伦爵士将与英国喜剧演员拉塞尔布兰德开始合作重拍1981年的喜剧电影《亚瑟》，原剧的主演是达德利穆尔和约翰吉尔古德。 Dame Helen and Brand have also finished filming a new version of The Tempest, which is to be released in the autumn, the Mail on Sunday reported.