Feminine Balance in a Male Dominated Environment and the Strength of Funny Women
Sarah J. Edwards | 2013 | BLAG Magazine Vol 3. No. 4
Helen McCrory is a British institution and a treasure. She’s a multi-international award winning actress, who’s game for a laugh. If you haven’t experienced Helen perform on stage, you’re most likely to have seen her on screen, as MP Clair Dowar in Skyfall, as Cherie Blair in The Queen, Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2 or heard her as Mrs. Bean in Fantastic Mr. Fox. More recently she stars alongside BLAG cover star (Vol.2 Nø 5) Cillian Murphy as Aunt Polly Gray in Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders. From spending a few hours together at our shoot – which was riddled with jokes – we discovered Helen is tough, funny and the sort of woman you know you’re most likely to get an honest answer from – especially as she seasons her more passionate or funny sentences with a good frank swear.
Here we talk about women, character, compliments and humour and discover we’re all pretty bad at taking compliments.