Whatever You Do, Don't Treat Helen Mirren Like She's 72

Even though, well, she isโ€ฆ


How do we love Helen Mirren? Let us count the ways.

From her 2013 pink-hair Bafta-moment all the way to her recent denouncements of the entire Trump clan - we've got Mirren's back.

The actress poked fun at the POTUS during a commencement speech at a University graduation ceremony and, more recently, spoke about her disdain of the two Trump women, Melania and Ivanka, in her cover interview for September's Allure.


But the Trump family wasn't all the Dame took umbrage with in her interview.

As she explains: 'I could see why they called me sexy in those days. I fell into the cliché of sexiness: blonde hair, tits, waist, which I hated at the time because it was not fashionable. You had to be thin and have a cigarette and only wear black. And I just never fit into that look.'

Allure magazine itself has just announced that it will no longer use the phrase 'anti-ageing'.

Their editor-in-chief Michelle Lee wrote in an article yesterday, 'Whether we know it or not, we're subtly reinforcing the message that ageing is a condition we need to battle — think antianxiety meds, antivirus software, or antifungal spray.'

This is a sentiment Mirren backs wholeheartedly, and her work as a skincare ambassador for L'Oreal supports this idea.

She said in her interview that she went to the brand with concerns: 'I said, 'This word "anti-ageing" — we know we're getting older. You just want to look and feel as great as you can on a daily basis."'

With this is mind, Mirren admits she won't have people treating her like the 72 year-old she is:

'If people treat me like the age I am, I get absolutely insulted, really cross. I hate when people give up their seat for me. No, no, no. I don't want your seat.'Considering how spritely Mirren is we doubt anyone is offering her a pew on the tube. Besides, since when does the Queen step foot on public transport?

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