“I went out and said, ‘Bad bear, very mean bear,’ ” says the fiery actress – who saw him take care and withdraw.
“He looked at me and started running,” she says, laughing.
Black bears can reach 6 feet and weigh up to 30 stones, but they rarely attack humans.
“I was just reading a book – a little pamphlet on wildlife here, and it said what to do if you meet a bear and it looks at you aggressively and leans back and seems about to charge,” says Dame Helen.
Undaunted by the incident, she chuckled at how the incident looked like Shakespeare’s famous staging: “Get out, chased by a bear.” ”
Meanwhile, Dame Helen praised the queen, whom she portrayed in a 2006 film, because she “never got fat, never lost weight, never became addicted to anything – she just kept going. ”
“She’s like this amazing ship that just goes through all the storms,” said the star to the WTF with Marc Maron’s podcast.
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