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) Helen Mirren
says she's come to adore Russell Brand
, but at first she was "terrified" of working with the British comic because of his bad boy reputation.
The Oscar-winning actress stars with Russell in two new movies, The Tempest
, but admits she was worried about how she would get on with the reformed hellraiser.
During an appearance on British morning TV show Daybreak
, she said: “I’m a bit infatuated with him. But I was terrified because, you know, it’s Russell Brand! Like the bad boy of bad boys. And I’m not a bad girl, I’m a good girl. And when good girls meet bad boys, terrible things can happen – mostly to the good girls.”
Despite her concerns, Helen and Russell -- who is married to Katy Perry
-- struck up a great relationship on both sets and she has nothing but praise for him.
The 65-year-old star -- who plays Prospera in The Tempest
, which is based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name -- said: “We did Arthur
together which was really wonderful and it kind of sealed our relationship. And there I got to see what an amazing guy he is -- an incredible hard worker, kindest heart in the world, funny of course, he’s a great guy.”Helen Mirren Pictures