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  • thank you for being here.

  • I imagine that's just what your life is like these days, wherever you go.

  • People cheering, applauding.

  • No, but, you know, I just had the through Almost the thrill of my life.

  • I just make from the Clash backstage.

  • Jesus, you had never met before.

  • No, no, I'm not very rock and roll, you know?

  • So it's true.

  • That's not well.

  • First, I was very excited.

  • Yeah, I tricked him into playing one of my guitars backstage.

  • You know, I could sell it on ebay.

  • Uh, so much to talk about.

  • I have not.

  • The last time you were here, you had just begun your promotional campaigns in the Queen for the Queen.

  • But you had not One year Austria.

  • So congratulations.

  • That was a thrilling moment.

  • People watching it, I imagine for you it was fantastic.

  • It was a moment when life stood still.

  • Really?

  • For that.

  • That second.

  • It's very strange when the I've been there a couple of times, they opened the envelope.

  • Oh, it's not me.

  • Let's go for a drink.

  • You know, this time it's bad when you do that instantly, though, it's that when you stand up or take out a flask right there.

  • It's not good.

  • That was a great moment.

  • I would think so.

  • And now you know this this book in the frame and this is your your life in words.

  • But also pictures life, I might say No, no, not your whole life is a little bit back for later.

  • Yes, that's good.

  • That's good, because there's a lot of a lot more to come.

  • But one of the things I loved and I don't want this to make me sound stupid.

  • But there's a lot of pictures here which are, you know, and words air hard, Uh, but striking pictures.

  • I always go for the pictures.

  • When I look a biography and autobiography, I go straight for the pictures.

  • So I thought, You know what?

  • I'm gonna do a book with a whole load of pictures in and you are so open about your life here.

  • You're obviously very comfortable just sharing everything that's happened.

  • Now I keep a few secrets back, so I say I haven't haven't totally dished the dirt.

  • There's some There's more to come.

  • There's more to come do.

  • Yeah, that's that's quite a lot of it In there.

  • There are things in here that I'd be nervous about if I were in the same situation.

  • You talk a little bit about your parents sex life, and I'm thinking, Oh my God, that's just my mind explodes.

  • Very concept.

  • Is it weird that people hate to think their parents having sex?

  • I don't think that's weird at all.

  • I think that's healthy.

  • I think it's weird if they think about it too much.

  • Darling, you have something to tell you.

  • Yes, that's how you got here.

  • No, no, it was a rabbit.

  • Think about a magical rabbit, I'm told.

  • With what?

  • Rabbit?

  • It's a wand and there's a fairy and there's a cabbage patch.

  • I don't wanna get into the whole thing.

  • It was all explained to me when I was 38 but you talk in this book.

  • It's amazing.

  • Your you were in in the movie Caligula, which is one of the most disgusting films sexually wow out there movies on the sets I remembered were very sexual, everything about it, and you invited your mom to visit you on the set of Caligula.

  • I always took my mom.

  • Whenever I went on location anywhere, I took my mom because she never traveled.

  • You know, she was a She was a working class girl from London, and she always dreamed to travel.

  • So when I finally did start traveling, making movies, I would always bring my mom on set.

  • So, you know, Caligula was made in Rome in Italy, so I very much wanted her to visit.

  • Add a nice apartment.

  • She could stay with me.

  • Andi also, my mom was so cool because she, you know, she would just sit and chat to anyone on the set.

  • Whatever said it was on on, you know, on Caligula there she was sort of sitting between two enormous golden fallacies, you know, on her on chatting.

  • And no one on Caligula ever wore clothes with weird.

  • If someone came on set wearing anything, eso she sit chatting away to a naked extra anyway, you know.

  • What do you do?

  • Yeah.

  • Have you tried clothing?

  • Yeah, very cool.

  • She was very She was very good.

  • Very cool for a sort of basically a nun.

  • Cool woman who wasn't a sort of sophisticated woman.

  • Really.

  • But But it must have been in this book.

  • You talk about how much you travel you've been all over the world countless times.

  • You've had all these adventures.

  • I think it's neat that you would include your mom like that in these adventures.

  • Yeah, well, yes, I say she'd always dreamt of traveling, so it was great to give her that opportunity.

  • We have photos.

  • I just want to show a few pictures from the book.

  • And there's all kinds of photos in here, so we can't even do justice.

  • Very some very sexy photographs here.

  • I hope you don't mind us showing them.

  • Here you are.

  • And I love this photograph.

  • And, uh, gentlemen, please.

  • Uh, was this for a magazine?

  • No.

  • I lived with a very good photographer called James, which, which for four years, and we did a lot of sort of private erotic work together that wasn't even for a magazine.

  • That was just No, no, they would not do that.

  • Let's do this right.

  • Don't I wear black stockings and yeah, it's raining out.

  • Let's do this.

  • No way did on dso some of our work together is in the book.

  • He was He's a wonderful photographer.

  • We have ah picture here.

  • This is actually your mom eyes visiting you here.

  • And what we noticed is in the background.

  • I'm pretty sure that's a certain kind of plant that's growing.

  • Uh, your mom, You keep saying she's not cool.

  • She is the coolest mom you won that needs married.

  • Needs more water there.

  • No, she had no idea on.

  • She's a gardener.

  • You know, she loved to garden, but she had.

  • There's a green thumb, I tell you.

  • Yeah, she had absolutely no idea.

  • What that What is that plant, darling, We won't talk.

  • I've never seen that one before.

  • What is it?

  • Oh, it's a kind of geranium.

  • Mom.

  • Yes.

  • Does it flower?

  • No, not normally.

  • Way smoke it, Mama, please.

  • Uh, no.

  • In a similar vein, we you took a photograph.

  • Very uninhibited.

  • This is I think you experimenting with LSD.

  • And this is a photograph that someone took.

  • Maybe you're so sex, drugs and rock and roll, aren't you e o for that?

  • Yeah, that's me all over.

  • Yeah.

  • Nice pictures of trees in here, but I thought no one wants to see that.

  • Yes, it was the very beginning of the one and only acid trip I ever took, which was absolutely fantastic.

  • I have to say?

  • E You know what?

  • That's That's what I look like after a big meal.

  • So it's the same.

  • Pretty much has the same value as a Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Yeah.

  • Um, anyway, so it was wonderful, but never again.

  • Only that one time too extreme, just really too much.

  • I have to ask you about this.

  • I know that there's so many fantastic stories about your life in the theater experimental theater, and you have great stories about being in the West End of London.

  • And of course, things change and things become more gentrified and fancy.

  • But we're talking about the times in the West End of London was a dodgy place.

  • My God, it still is it still, if you've been there on Saturday night recently?

  • I mean, it's a wild It's a wild, wild place or west end.

  • No, you're often doing, you know, I was doing check off.

  • You know, all the football supporters would be outside ing our snow arsenal arsenal, you know, into 19th century Russia.

  • But I had some great experience.

  • So you're trying to do a period play in 19th century Russia and you're trying to do this thing classic work and then outside.

  • It's the 19 sixties and all.

  • Hell's breaking.

  • Yes, definitely.

  • Absolutely.

  • Um, you know, I did a play in about the rock and roll business called Teeth and Smiles written by David Hair, and I was playing so Janis Joplin character on I'm a terrible singer.

  • I can't sing it all.

  • So that was a bit of a dodgy thing for me singing on stage.

  • But anyway, I'm about to go on from my last entrance, and I hear this my a dressing room overlooks the back alley.

  • Um, where the dress it where the stage door is.

  • I hear this incredible crashing and banging and noise and on everything on I hope makes listening to this because he'll appreciate it.

  • And I look out the back and that's where all the right the trash cans are on their climbing out of one of the trash cans.

  • Is this completely drunken guy?

  • Totally old, as we say in England.

  • Andi, I like it.

  • Onda, uh, covered now in trash and got pinstripe suit on and a complete madman.

  • So I think, you know, some drunk as usual Saturday night in London.

  • So I go waiting to go on for my last entrance.

  • And then I hear the crashing and banging coming in through the stage door.

  • And I think, Oh, my God is broken into the theater.

  • And then I hear the crashing and banging coming up the stairs outside my dressing room.

  • And then the crashing and banging stops right outside my dressing room on my bunk bunk.

  • Ellen, Ellen, come on.

  • Ellen and I opened the door and it's Keith Moon.

  • The moon Keith Moon Insane.

  • Who?

  • Drummer Keith Moon Wonder my childhood hero.

  • Exactly.

  • Standing then he was the man in the trash.

  • Can I g Oh, hello, darling.

  • I hear you're fantastic in this play, I said Oh, hello, Keith.

  • It's really nice to meet you.

  • I'm very honored, you know.

  • Thank you for coming to visit.

  • Yes.

  • All right, darling.

  • So, like, I've got to leave you now because I got to go on stage.

  • Just don't worry.

  • I'll come with you.

  • Thing is great.

  • This would be a no.

  • It would take some explaining in this play.

  • No, Keith, don't you stay here.

  • No, it's alright.

  • Come of playing your band.

  • It'll be good.

  • You know, Um uh, to my I'm so idiotic.

  • That's why I say I'm not rock and roll.

  • If I was rocking, Reid said, Yeah.

  • Come on, man.

  • A historic Instead I went Oh, no, no, you can't.

  • It's a theater.

  • We don't do that sort of thing.

  • You know, I'm one of my great regrets is not having appeared on stage with Keith Moon.

  • Yes, yes, that's fantastic.

  • Well, uh, we're out of time, which is always a shame, because I could talk to you for nine hours and I hope to do that someday when I break into your home Uh uh In the frame Helen Mirren.

  • My life in words and pictures is available.

  • It's really a fantastic book.

  • It is such a thrill from you when you stop by.

  • Thank you so much.

  • Really an honor.

  • Thank you, Helen Mirren.

thank you for being here.

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Helen Mirren's Wild Keith Moon Story - "Late Night With Conan O'Brien"

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/08
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