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

Even though, well, she isโ€ฆ

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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.

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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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