Helen Mirren Thinks Being ‘Shazam 2’s’ Villain Will Be Fun: It ‘Might Be The First One I’ve Played’

Helen Mirren was drawn to her new Amazon Originals anthology series “Solos” by its script, but was surprised by the name on it! “When I read it, I thought, ‘Wow, this is such a sensitive investigation of a woman’s mind and approach and attitude to life. … And so I thought, ‘The woman who wrote this really understands,'” she told Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall. “And then I saw the name David as the writer!” she laughed of creator David Weil. “[I thought,] ‘Oh my god, did a man write this? That’s amazing.'” Helen also chatted about preparing to shake things up as Shazam’s new nemesis Hespera in the superhero flick’s sequel. “I actually haven’t played a lot of villains. I think [Hespera in] ‘Shazam’ might be the first one I’ve played!” she shared. “Solos” premieres May 21 on Amazon Prime Video.