Rome, April 4 (IANS) Besides acting, veteran actress Helen Mirren practices pomegranate farming.
The 70-year-old actress and her husband Taylor Hackford run a farm in Salento, Italy with over 400 pomegranate trees, reports okmagazine.com.
“Apart from acting, my other job is that of a pomegranate farmer. My husband and I have planted over 400 pomegranate trees and we’re producing juice for the market. The juice is delicious,” she said.
“Our little company is still in the early stages but we want to sell our juice in Italy and abroad. I love the people of Salento, I love Italy and I love the climate there. The first time I saw the full moon rising from the sea and shining on my pomegranates, I burst into tears,’ she added.
Even though she enjoys her life in the acting world, the “Eye in the Sky” star shared that it took a little while for her to settle in to her new home.
“At the beginning it was very complicated and I was getting discouraged, but one day I was sitting on a bench and I saw a man passing by on a bicycle. For some reason that moment touched my heart. I thought this is where I belong,” she said.