Helen Mirren: No More Queen After Broadway
Helen Mirren is reprising her role as the Queen yet again for a stint on Broadway which she has admitted she would "prefer not" to do.
The Oscar-winning actress' West End production of The Audience is due to play to US fans in the spring.
Mirren won an Olivier award last year for her role as the Royal.
The 68-year-old has appeared on stage in New York before and said she is well aware of the hard work ahead.
"It's just a lot of work. It's so much - oh God. That is going to be a challenge," she said.
The actress won her Oscar for portraying Her Majesty in Stephen Frears' 2006 film The Queen.
Speaking about playing the monarch yet again, Mirren confessed: "Well I have to do it, I'd prefer not to quite honestly. I don't like revisiting stuff like that but because it was so successful in London and it hasn't been seen in America.
"Many people would love it to be seen in America, not in the least the director and the writer and so on and so forth and the American, possibly the American audience. We'll see. So I feel sort of duty-bound really to fulfil that but once I've done that, that's it, that's the end of that story for me. That's it, really, enough."
The star will begin rehearsals in mid-January, with previews starting in February for a March opening.
Both The Queen and The Audience were written by Peter Morgan.