Helen Mirren is glad she waited to be married. The English actress began her career with the Royal Shakespears Company, and he sixty eight year old is sure that she settled down earlier her marriage probably wouldn’t have lasted. The Excalibur star and director Taylor Hackford wed in 1996 following a twelve relationship. They say they are very happy and although they didn’t meet each other in their younger day, she knows that is why together they are stronger. She said:
”I used to say to Taylor, ‘Oh why didn’t we meet earlier?’ But it’s a really good thing, because we probably wouldn’t be together now. I couldn’t have dealt with him earlier on.”
She also says that never having a child is not a regret of hers as work was always first for her. Speaking to the June/ July issue of AARP the magazine, she said:
”I never felt the need for a child and never felt the loss of it. I’d always put my work before anything.”
She reveals that she was drawn to acting as it gave her solitude, saying spending lengthy periods of time alone have never made her ”crazy”.
”It’s a very lonesome operation. I’m perfectly happy being on my own. It doesn’t make me crazy.”