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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Mirren's plastic surgery confession

Helen Mirren says she would have had plastic surgery if she wasn't in the spotlight

Dame Helen Mirren has confessed if she wasn't in the spotlight she would have had plastic surgery years ago.

The 64-year-old Oscar-winning actress - who in 2008 was pictured by paparazzi looking amazing in a red bikini on the beach in Italy - told The Times she would definitely consider going under the knife.

Mirren said: "I'd think about it even more if I was in a different profession - if I wasn't on camera I would have had it done years ago."

The star, nominated for another Oscar for her role In The Last Station, also joked she would not want her surgery to be 'tastefully' done, saying: "It's the full-on for me! Suck it all up, tie it up, and then cut if all off!"

Mirren plays a retired CIA agent called back into action by Bruce Willis in the comic book adaptation Red, which is full of action scenes.

She revealed: "I should be going to the gym now but I just don't want to do it. I don't do anything like that regularly at all. But because I'm filming, I should."

The former Prime Suspect star is known for her sexy roles, but likes to be in control of her image.

She said: "I don't mind being sexy, but on my terms. To this day, I love sexuality. I love the art of sexuality. I love Lady Gaga and the performance of sexuality. The mysterious, the artistic and the slightly perverse. I'm interested in all that."

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