Belfast Telegraph

Helen Mirren: Don't discuss my appearance

Dame Helen Mirren takes people's interest in her looks as part and parcel of her job, even though she finds it tedious.

The British actress turned 70 over the weekend, and while many have lauded the star for her youthful beauty, Helen is tired of people wanting to talk about her looks in relation to her age.

"It's boring. It's boring," she told TV show Good Morning Britain.

"No, I don't understand your fascination with it. And I don't think you have a fascination with it. I think you're saying what your editor told you to say.

"I just take it as part and parcel as my job. And it is."

Luckily the beauty execs at L'Oréal Paris don't find the topic as tedious as Helen does. The make-up and skincare giants appointed the actress as one of their ambassadors in October 2014, and since then she has wowed in a series of adverts for the Age Perfect range.

"To do a beauty campaign at my age is a bit sort of out of order really," she smiled.

Talking about getting older, Helen explains that you don't lose interest in looking after yourself. In fact, the Oscar-winning star actually knows more about beauty now than ever before.

"All we do is we get more knowledge about them. We get more knowledge about what's good for you, what's bad for you, what works for you, what doesn't work for you. And so I don't see why, as an older person, you should be excluded from the fun of all of that, you know?" she mused.

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