TAHOE CITY (CBS13) — Anyone who lives near Lake Tahoe has probably had some type of encounter with a bear at one point or another – and that includes our new neighbor Helen Mirren.

In a recent interview on Marc Maron’s podcast, the Oscar-winning actress revealed that she and her husband moved to the Tahoe area about six months before the coronavirus lockdown began.

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Mirren then talked about one recent incident where she came face to face with a bear in her garden.

She believes the bear was trying to eat bird food. Mirren said she managed to scare it off by shouting “bad bear!”

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The English actor’s Instagram page has several recent posts showing glimpses of her life up in the Sierra.