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Helen Mirren Called Out Hollywood Sexism In The Best Damn Way

Further evidence that she is Queen.

We already knew that Helen Mirren is actress, feminist and all round QUEEN. 💅

And after being asked a question about ageism and sexism in Hollywood, her answer was as perfect as you'd expect.

Speaking at the TheWrap's Power Breakfast, talk turned to Maggie Gyllenhaal's interview from earlier this year, in which she said that at 37 years old, she was considered too old to play the love interest of a 55 year old actor.

It's fair to say she didn't hold back in giving her opinion.

Mirren said:

"It's fucking outrageous.It's ridiculous. Honestly, it's so annoying. And 'twas ever thus. We all watched James Bond as he got more and more geriatric, and his girlfriends got younger and younger. It's so annoying."

She went on to discuss how limiting the term "sex symbol" can be, too.

She explained:

"I don't like the word 'sexual'. There are people who are sexual, and who are less sexual. But there's got to be another word. 'Sexual' is so limiting. I'd prefer to be called 'hot and cool'.

And she then concluded her thoughts in the best damn way.

Mirren said:

"Being powerful is so much more interesting than being beautiful."

YAAASS Helen. 👏 🙏