Helen Mirren Said She Loves Netflix, But Also 'F***' Netflix'
Dame Helen Mirren has made it clear she doesn't really want to Netflix and chill.
The Good Liar actor appeared at Cinema Con and declared her support for the traditional movie experience -- buying a movie ticket and seeing films on the big screen -- with a not so subtle dig at the streaming service.
“I love Netflix, but f*** Netflix,” she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"There’s nothing like sitting in the cinema and the lights go down," she added, thanking the cinema owners present at the event in Las Vegas for "making that environment possible".
Mirren is part of a growing number of members of Hollywood who have voiced their concern about Netflix's expansion and its apparent threat on traditional filmmaking.
Steven Spielberg has made no secret of the fact he's trying to restrict streaming services entering the Academy Awards again after Alfonso Cuarón's Roma (produced by Netflix) took home three major Oscars.
Spielberg recently signed on as a creator for Apple TV+ with a reboot of the series Amazing Stories. But while it seems he's comfortable with streaming services taking over television, he's committed to films remaining within the sacred space of the movie theatre.
"You certainly, if it’s a good show, deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar," Spielberg told ITV back in March 2018.
Netflix has pointed out that streaming services make films more accessible to everyone and mean that filmmakers can take a few more creative risks.
Some Twitter users pointed out that there's just no stopping Netflix -- and Spielberg and Mirren should pipe down and adapt to the changes happening in the film industry.
And that Mirren should choose her words carefully -- because she'll probably end up starring in a Netflix film at some point in the future.
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