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Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen relish roles in ‘The Good Liar’

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ian McKellen, left, and Helen Mirren in a scene from "The Good Liar." | Source: Chia James/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ian McKellen, left, and Helen Mirren in a scene from "The Good Liar." | Source: Chia James/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP(KALB)
Published: Nov. 15, 2019 at 4:41 PM CST
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The new thriller “The Good Liar” unites Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen on the big screen together for the first time, and the actors say they enjoy getting such meaty roles at their ages.

Mirren says she’s grateful when she’s able to play someone who still has control over her life and has interesting things happening.

“The Good Liar” is a thriller in which McKellen plays a lifelong swindler who sets his sights on Mirren's character, a lonely widow named Betty.

McKellen says that while he might be 80, he still feels 16 years old on the inside.

Director Bill Condon says “The Good Liar’’ differs from many films starring older actors in that the characters’ mortality isn’t an issue.

“The Good Liar’’ is in theaters now.

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