The One Thing Helen Mirren Will Never Do in a Movie Again

Sep 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm |
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Actress Helen Mirren attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

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Dame Helen Mirren has been dominating the silver screen with her show-stopping performances for decades. At 70, and with an impressive career and countless accolades under her belt, there’s one thing the versatile actress says she’s done with: nude.

In an interview with Alan Cumming on CBS, Mirren opened up about her feelings doing nude scenes throughout her career. She said she was never really keen on the idea herself, but when she first got into the game, everyone was doing it.

“It seemed to be not a thing to get your knickers in a twist over,” she said. “I was doing nude scenes [from] the first moment I started doing movies. It was the era.” Mirren had a starring role in Caligula (1979), one of the most overtly sexual movies in cinema history, and you can bet she was showing some skin in that one.

Young Helen Mirren

Young Helen Mirren. Source: Instagram @officialtabsabre

 

For many actresses, getting older can be a great struggle in an industry dominated by a yearning for the fountain of youth, for Mirren, she’s happy with her age. “That’s the good thing about getting older,” she said. “You don’t have to do that sort of thing any more… [Now] my pleasure pillows are purely for my husband.”

LOL. Pleasure pillows. One thing Mirren admires about the new generation of actresses entering the industry today is their confidence and ability to stick up for themselves. “Unfortunately, at least for my generation — growing up we didn’t say [f*** off] — and I love the fact that girls are so much more confident and outspoken than my generation were.”

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Helen Mirren just gave Hollywood a proud middle finger! We love her <3