Did You Know: Helen Mirren Holds a Guinness World Record Related to Video Games?

Did You Know: Helen Mirren Holds a Guinness World Record Related to Video Games?

Jan 19, 2012

Don't expect to see Dame Helen Mirren's name next to the highest all-time scores in Gears of War or anything like that, but the Oscar-winning actress does now hold a Guinness World Record that's actually related to gaming. According to the new Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer's Edition (did you even know Guinness made a gamer's edition?), Mirren holds the record for the greatest fee ever paid to someone to appear in a video game advertisement.

You may remember how back in 2010 Mirren became the spokeswoman for Wii Fit in Australia and the UK, filming a few ads over the course of two days. Well Mirren was paid roughly 500,000 pounds (or $800,000) to appear in the ads, and that's apparently the highest amount ever paid to someone for an appearance. Not the most exhilarating story, we know -- and we're sure someone will surpass that amount in the near future as more and more celebrities begin appearing in video game ads -- but we just thought it was amusing that, of all people, the 67-year-old Dame Helen Mirren holds this record in a gaming world dominated by youngsters. We say good for her!

Check out one of Mirren's ads below. You can pick up the new Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer's Edition in stores on January 19th.

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