Helen Mirren enjoys living in different countries
By Tribute News on August 26, 2014 | 3 Comments
Dame Helen Mirren doesn't mind moving between her homes across the world. The 69-year-old actress has houses in east London, Los Angeles and Salento, but has no problem adjusting when she travels between the UK, US and Spain - and insisted while she doesn't miss two cities when she's settled in the other, she would occasionally like to have more time in one place. She said: ''Well, yes, [I like it because] you experience different climates and cultures. But then sometimes I just want to stay put. Doing The Audience in London was wonderful because I couldn't be anywhere else. I had to be in that theater every night. And that was really nice. I could finally unpack. Generally, I find the place I am is where I am and I forget the other places very quickly. I'm back in Los Angeles and I think, 'This is great. But then I love a dull day in London. In LA, when it's 89 degrees on Christmas Day, it's alarming. It makes you appreciate the rain.'' The Hundred-Foot Journey star admitted wherever she stays, it's her gardening which allows her to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. She told the Daily Telegraph Magazine: ''I do it, but not terribly well. In London we have a communal garden which we [neighbors] all share. It's perfect, because you have other people to talk to, and you don't take the successes and failures quite so seriously.''