Helen Mirren Wants to Join 'Game of Thrones,' Hopes to Play Someone "Very Cold and Cruel"

HBO better get on this ASAP.

Helen Mirren
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Helen Mirren is the coolest, and to deny that fact is to deny things like the sky being blue or water being wet. So it makes sense that the 70-year-old would want to join one of the coolest (albeit goriest) programs on TV right now—Game of Thrones.

In an interview with Event magazine, the actress admits that she sees herself as a merciless warrior in Westeros (opens in new tab). "Very cold and cruel...I'd love that," she says. There's pretty much no other elaboration or information about her fantasy character, but if they're going off-book in the show anyway (opens in new tab), we might as well throw Dame Helen in, right?

C'mon HBO. Let's do this.

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