Helen Mirren Drops (F) Bombs
The Dame’s gone done it again.
Ever wondered what your life might be like if Helen Mirren was your grandma? Of course you have. Don’t get it twisted — I love my grandmommy (yes, grandmommy). She makes an insanely gooey grilled cheese and refuses to leave the house without a fierce shade of lipstick. But she’s not much for risk-taking trends (see: pink hair dye) and her most damning expletive is “Oh my stars” (see: Mirren’s recent interview on the mistreatment of women in Hollywood).
In the aforementioned interview, everyone’s favorite sextiginarian sternly wagged her finger at former industry execs who laced their far-reaching powers with blatant, abhorrent sexism. Despite never having had children, Mirren knows exactly what she would have told her would-be daughter about trying to carve out a career in entertainment:
(“Oh my fathers!”)
Whereas I might think my grandmommy was having a stroke if she starting dropping f-bombs all willy-nilly, it seems as if Mirren’s colorful language is just another way she’s able to assert herself now in a way she once wasn’t. And even more importantly, she’s empowering other women to be bold in their own defenses.
(I’m not recommending you tell your a-hole boss to “f*** off,” by the way — just maybe like, don’t let him grab your butt or whatever.)
Featured image via DailyMail.co.uk