Spring 2022

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T he ever-radiant Dame Helen Mirren took the spotlight during the show to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award. She delivered a powerful acceptance speech, thanking her fellow actors. "It is you, you actors, that I want to thank for your wit and your humor … your perception, your emotional generosity, your great intelligence and your incredible energy. "A few years ago, I had the fearsome and wonderful challenge of performing Phaedra at the ancient Greek theater at Epidaurus … And standing in the 2,000-year- old space, I felt the ghosts of all those ancient Greeks and vagabonds. I felt their fear, I felt their sweat, their elation, and I felt at one with them. "Actors, you're a magni›cent tribe. Stretching across culture, history and time," she said, reaching for the award statuette. "This is for the actors." Helen Mirren Receives 57th Life Achievement Award MAARTEN DE BOER…SHUTTERSTOCK Below, the ›œth SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Helen Mirren sits down with SAG-AFTRA to answer questions about her career as a SAG-AFTRA member and what it means to receive this honor.

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