Helen Mirren learning Hebrew for new role

February 27th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 27 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren, determined to perfect her role as a Jewish secret agent in the forthcoming movie “The Debt”, is reportedly taking Hebrew lessons.
The 63-year-old British star, currently in Israel filming for the movie, plays a Mossad spy searching for a Nazi war criminal in the film.

In order to do the justice to the character, Mirren has been learning all about Jewish history, reports contactmusic.com.

“Helen has spent the past six weeks reading up the history of Israel, Mossad and the life and times of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and she’s learning Hebrew too. She’s really taking this (role) seriously and is totally immersed into the way of life over there,” said a source.

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