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Helen Mirren Would Love to Host the Oscars With Russell Brand

83rd Annual Academy Awards - Show Presenters Russell Brand and Helen Mirren present onstage during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Helen Mirren (Getty Images) Sounds like Dame Helen Mirren is already planning what she wants to do next year: host the Oscars with Russell Brand.

The 65-year-old actress -- who stars opposite the British funnyman in The Tempest and Arthur -- thinks they would make a good presenting paring, although she would worry about the comic’s impulsiveness and controversial nature.

Asked if she thinks they should host the ceremony, she said: “Oooh yes, I like it. But oh no, don’t. With Russell? Please. Anything could happen!”

The Academy Award winner also admits she found it difficult coming to terms with getting older and realizing she would eventually be eclipsed by younger people.

She added to The Guardian newspaper: “There’s a scary moment when you realize you’re no longer the youngest person in the room. Especially if you’ve been a successful young person. That’s followed, of course, by the realization that you’re actually the oldest person in the room. It’s all part of the natural progress of life.

“When you’re young, you wonder what all these old people are droning on about, trying to impart their wisdom. It’s not relevant to you because being young is such a specific thing. Thank God for that.”

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