Dame Helen Mirren might have won an academy award for playing Queen Elizabeth II, but off-screen the septuagenarian is far less reserved than the British Monarch.
Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph UK Magazine in Cannes, Mirren addressed the idea of being a sex symbol at her age, and despite not watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians, praised Kim Kardashian West for her body positive stance.
“It’s wonderful that you’re allowed to have a butt nowadays,” she told the magazine.
“Thanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, J-Lo. We’re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. It’s very positive.”
Mirren also spoke about the generational shift between standards of beauty and social expectations placed on women.
“When I was growing up, it was thought to be unbelievably sluttish to even have a bra strap showing,” Helen divulged. “Everything was about women conforming. I love shameless women. Shameless and proud!”
While admitting that she no longer loves being seen as a sex symbol, Helen, 70, is looking forward to the next decade ahead of her, eating and exercising in moderation and avoiding cola.
“I’ve never had a Coca-Cola, ever”.