Actress Helen Mirren became the latest high-profile name to speak out against Netflix’s impact on the film industry, in a recent interview with the UK’s The i.
Mirren said the streaming service’s lack of emphasis on theatrical release of films was “devastating” to directors like her husband, “Ray” director Taylor Hackford.
“It’s devastating for people like my husband, film directors, because they want their movies to be watched in a cinema with a group of people,” Mirren said. “So it’s a communal thing.”
Despite her strong stance on the service’s presentation of films, Mirren went on to admit in the same interview, with a smile, that she herself will watch movies on her iPad.