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Oscar-winning Actress Helen Mirren Premieres Film ‘Golda’ at Jerusalem Film Festival, Receives Welcome from Israeli President

The Oscar winner for best actress premiered this year the film Golda, which recounts the years of the presidency of the Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog and his wife, First Lady Michal Herzog, received British actress Helen Mirren on July 13. The actress is in the country to present Goldawhich was the opening screening of the 2023 Jerusalem Film Festival.

Mirren, recognized worldwide for playing Queen Elizabeth II, among other things, attended the meeting with the president with Guy Nattiv, the director of Golda. Herzog took the opportunity to remember Meir, a transcendental figure in Israeli politics and the constitution of the State. “Golda was an important person, who courageously led the government. He was a historical figure and had a significant influence on our social structure, ”said the president.

For her part, the actress thanked the couple for their reception, and also referred to the importance of having had the privilege of playing someone like Gold Meir. “Golda is one of the best roles to play. I was a young woman when she was elected, and to see a woman leading a complex country like Israel was a momentous moment.”

In addition, she added that “I am often asked if I see a connection between the great female leaders that I have portrayed. The closest connection I see between Golda and Queen Elizabeth II in terms of her utter dedication to her country. She had great charm.”

2023-07-14 04:28:31
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