Dame Helen Mirren as always is one of the greatest women on the planet. Not just an award-winning actress, Mirren is also famous for a dry sense of humor, her candour, and a radiant vivaciousness.
Mirren recently sat down with another actor of a similar disposition – Alan Cumming – for a CBS interview in which she says that, at 70, she’s now done with on screen nudity.
In fact the entire four-minute interview revolves around her breasts, or her “pleasure pillows” as she calls them, but in terms of retiring the girls from the spotlight she says:
“That’s the good thing about getting older; you don’t have to do that sort of thing anymore. My pleasure pillows are purely for my husband.”
Mirren has taken off her clothes on screen numerous times throughout her career starting with 1969’s “Age of Consent” all the way through to 2003’s “Calendar Girls” and in magazine spreads as recently as 2011.
She admits she never wanted to go nude on screen, but had a very healthy attitude towards it and notes how attitudes have changed with time:
“I thought ‘Does it really matter?’. It seemed to be not a thing to get your knickers in a twist over. I started doing nude scenes in the first moments I started doing movies movies. It was the era, I guess it is even more so now.
I mean now it’s absolutely true. When I did Caligula, it was like ‘ah, shock horror, Triple-X you know, only in porn cinemas’. Now, Game of Thrones, 8 o’clock at night, there it is… exactly what we did in Caligula. Everything’s a sex scene. Everything!”
You can see the full interview below: