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I am so not that: Helen Mirren doesn’t find herself ‘sexy’

Veteran actor Helen Mirren says she is not sexy and argues with people for terming her as a sexual object.

hollywood Updated: Dec 07, 2016 09:35 IST
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Helen Mirren, who has long been an opponent of sexism and ageism in the film industry, also pointed out at the importance of making people forget the labels that often go with certain ages.

Veteran actor Helen Mirren says she is not sexy and argues with people for terming her as a sexual object.

The 71-year-old actor said there is a difference between looking good and looking sexy, reported Female First.

Helen Mirren speaks on stage at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, November 12, 2016. (REUTERS)

“I’m not sexy. If you see a painting you love, one that speaks to you, you can say, ‘Oh my god, that painting is sexy.’

“When (people say) I’m a sexual object, I’d argue - I’m so not that. It’s just something that gets hung on your back and you can never quite get it off,” Mirren said.

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The actor, who has long been an opponent of sexism and ageism in the film industry, also pointed out at the importance of making people forget the labels that often go with certain ages.

“It’s making people around you - directors, whoever - and making yourself let go of being a beautiful 30-year-old, or a distinguished 40-year-old, or an interesting 50-year-old.

“You just have to let go of whatever it is and move on.”

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