Washington (ANI): British actor Michael Sheen is still sore that
his performance in 2006 film The Queen did not receive the same
level of attention as his co-star Helen Mirren's acting got.
The 39-year-old actor played former British Prime Minister Tony
Blair in the hit film, which garnered a Best Actress Academy Award
for Mirren in the title role. The film won a wealth of other gongs
for Mirren, Stephen Frears and Morgan, while Sheen took home a Los
Angeles Film Critics Association Award and a Toronto Film Critics
Association Award both for Best Supporting Actor.
"I would be lying if I said that it wasn't in some ways
difficult, because inevitably you act with someone in a film and
you're both playing the leads and there was huge discrepancy
between the reaction to Helen and the reaction to me," Contactmusic
quoted Sheen as saying. "(But) that was already inbuilt in the
film. It's not called Blair. She's such a gracious woman and it's
such a brilliant performance - that made it a lot easier to deal
with," he added.