It's no surprise that British actress Helen Mirren has played royalty, especially Queens -- she's played monarchs six times. But that doesn't mean that this stage and screen doyen behaves in a haughty, doyen-ish manner.
Every film is like a different planet with its own solar system. The only constant for me is after the film is completed -- I watch the emotions behind the actors' eyes. From there, I begin to find a score.