Rome, April 4: 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. ALSO READ: 2016 Oscars: Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren, Ridley Scott snubbed
“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.
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