Helen Mirren Is Our Hero
The actress proves sexiness improves with age.
Look at Helen Mirren posing nude for New York Magazine. Everyone else thinks it’s shocking that the soon-to-be 65-year-old bared all in a bathtub for the photo shoot, but we think it’s just another reason why she’s so awesome.
Logan Hill, who interviewed Mirren for the magazine, says it best: “With Mirren, every action can feel like a seduction.” Despite her age, Mirren is still sexy, and she’s not afraid to show it – whether it be in the roles she plays or how she honestly expresses herself. Do you know of any other actress in Hollywood over 60 who can play a convincing madam in a seventies whorehouse, like Mirren does in the upcoming film, Love Ranch? No, we didn’t think so.
Mirren has some steamy sex scenes in the movie, and had to do some research in a real brothel in order to prepare for the role – she tells Hill there were “dildos everywhere and pink-feathered handcuffs.”
But, “Within an hour you’re completely used to it.” Well, look at you, Mrs. Oscar winner!
Mirren goes on to say that she’s proud of all the young Hollywood actresses who are embracing their sexuality, as she has done throughout her long career. She admits, “I’m thrilled young girls are claiming their sexuality for themselves. I love bold women: Madonna and Scarlett Johansson—sexy and gorgeous, but not only that. And Miley Cyrus—fantastic! And Lady Gaga. I love the way she’s elevated pop to performance art, or dragged performance art down to pop, or maybe made a wonderful amalgam of the two… My girls: Miley, Scarlett, Lady Gaga. My team … Yes.”
We hope Helen realizes that she’s the one who paved the way for these young women to express themselves the way they do. And, we hope she knows that she gives us hope – she’s proof that you don’t need to lose your sexual side just because you’re growing older. In fact, Helen teaches us that you should embrace it, and that’s why we love her. (New York Magazine)
Tell us: what do you think about Helen Mirren’s interview in New York Magazine?
Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.