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Mirren 'loves the guns' in movie

Dame Helen Mirren has said she loves the costumes in her latest movie Red 2 - and the guns.

The 67-year-old, who has reprised her role of deadly assassin Victoria, was joined at the premiere for the action-packed sequel at London's Empire Leicester Square by co-stars Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker.

She said it was "marvellous" to return to the role, adding: "I love this character. I love the clothes I get to wear and the guns, I'm afraid."

The Oscar-winning actress, who wore a red beaded long-sleeved dress and Christian Louboutin heels, used a traditional hand-held fan to keep the heat at bay as temperatures reached 30C in central London.

"It was wonderful reuniting with the others and also, reuniting with Anthony Hopkins for the second time in a year," she said.

"He is one of the greatest actors working today so it was an incredible honour to see him and to kind of work with him - not as much as in Hitchcock."

Willis, who plays former CIA agent Frank, said: "It was great, fun, easy and funny all the time. We have some newcomers this time like Sir Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Thewlis and Byung Hun Lee, so that was very good."

Parker wore a grey embellished lace and beaded tulle gown by Alberta Ferreti tonight.

The comic-book sequel, directed by Dean Parisot, sees the retired black-ops agents reunite to track down a missing portable device and save the world.

Red 2 opens in cinemas on August 2.

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