Report: Helen Mirren paid £500k for Nintendo ad

Monday, 8th November 2010 13:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt


MSN News is reporting that 65 year-old actress Helen Mirren received £500,000 to appear in a Wii Fit Plus advert.

“Nintendo insisted they wanted Helen and no one else,” a friend of Mirren’s said. “They wanted an older, more attractive woman to show that the Wii isn’t just for children.”

During the commercial, Mirren says, “You need never get bored as every day you can tailor a new workout.”

Mirren has won an Academy Award, four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards during her career.

She is now “properly minted”.

Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. Psychotext


    #1 4 years ago
  2. Joe Anderson

    I’m available for ads any time you like Nintendo. I’ll even take just £250k :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. David Sarkisjan

    It’s kind of sad that it tooks celebs just to say something in front of a camera to get amount of money that would change just anyone’s life.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    I still would.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen


    #5 4 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    That ad was the 1st, last & only time she used a Wii…. Wonder how much Microsoft will pay her to do a Kinnect ad?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. horse

    Best acting she’s ever done

    #7 4 years ago
  8. itsucks

    @7: LMAO!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    You could at least expect her to get her wangs out for that kind of budget

    #9 4 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    @9, we obviously have different understandings of the word “wang” unless you are in fact insinuating that Dame Helen Mirren has two cocks. And I ain’t talking chickens.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. NiceFellow

    @9 I suspect you’d need to head well into seven figure territory for that one.

    @7 I’d say not.

    Still pales next to Kinect launch though – and that was remarkable wang free at $500 million.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dannybuoy

    @10 – Nope, I mean boobs. Wangs, abbreviation of wangers. There may be some regional variances in the meaning of some words

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Uncontested

    sounds like a terrible waste of money.

    #13 4 years ago

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