Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Helen Mirren on the September 2017 Cover of Allure Magazine

Helen Mirren brings her ageless beauty to the September 2017 cover of Allure magazine. On the cover which was shot by Scott Trindle, Helen is wearing a CARMEN MARCH FALL 2017 dress and LADY GREY earrings. In the issue, she talks the current administration, being a feminist and so much more. Continue below to read excerpts from her interview & to see some images from her editorial. For more on Helen's feature, visit Allure.com and pick up a copy on newsstand.  

On the current administration:
[Trump] just said and did whatever it took to get what he desired. That is quite terrifying, because it means there’s a lack of morality there and a lack of conscientiousness. That was the horror of the Republicans: They thought that he was actually a bit of a secret New York-y-type liberal who was quite cool with gays getting married, wasn’t he? It’s a bit like watching a car crash. There is a sort of mesmerizing horror — it’s why we love horror films.

On being a feminist:
I wasn’t into the very didactic feminism of the ’60s and ’70s because I liked wearing makeup and high heels,” she recalls. “That was a no-no. It was sort of ‘That’s playing to the patriarchy.’ I was thinking, Well, I just really like it. Then as feminism developed, they realized you can like nice dresses, high-heeled shoes, and makeup. That’s not stopping you from being feminist.

On advice to her 40 year old self:
Fuck off” more and stop being so “bloody polite.” “In those days, you had to,” she says. “It’s hard to explain how difficult it is to overcome the culture. You become a voice in the wilderness. No one wants to listen.

Credit: Allure magazine

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