Washington, July 14 : Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren has revealed how she almost turned her back on acting to dedicate her life to her husband Taylor Hackford.
The legendary actress, who married director Hackford in 1997 after an 11-year romance, has admitted that she almost decided to quit her craft when all the plum roles were going to more famous actresses.
"Eventually I felt that I had to put my relationship before work. There was a time when I felt like giving up on my career because all the decent roles were being given to Hollywood actresses with bigger profiles than me," Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.
However, Hackford convinced her that she could be successful in her love life as well as professional.
"He just took me aside and said: 'Don't worry. We're only this far along in our life together and still have all that time to go. Some will be hard and some will be easy but we'll make it," she said.