Helen Mirren, 77, Push Back at The Stereotype That Aging Women ‘Should Not Keep Their Hair Long’

English actress named Dame Helen Mirren has hit back to the concept that older woman should always keep their hair short.

77-year-old Helen, who is popularly known for the roles she played in The Queen, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Calender Girls, Woman in Gold, The Good Liar, Prime Suspect, 1923, The Duke, and Red.

Recently, on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the Red alum appeared on Lorraine, where she spoke about her hair journey and how she decided to grow her hair during the Covid-19 lockdown, and she thinks her new hair looks radical.

“You’re not supposed to have longer hair after a certain age,” Helen told.

growing my hair

“But during Covid, I started growing my hair and I hadn’t actually had long hair since I was in my 20s. And it sort of grew and grew and grew, and I couldn’t be bothered to cut it, basically,” she further added. “I thought, do you know what, it’s pretty cool, I think I’ll stick with it for a little while. It will come off eventually.”

“But I’m kind of enjoying it, it’s quite radical.”

The Queen star also said that she loves to fly the flag for all the women who crossed the age of 60, because growing old does not stop you to live your life as you want.

“Life doesn’t stop. And creativity doesn’t stop and passion doesn’t stop and energy doesn’t stop, unless you decide to stop it. So it’s just be self-motivated, really, and never give up. And find enjoyment, if it’s possible in your life.”

And find enjoyment

The award winning actress has finally transformed her signature bob haircut into long platinum waves.

While giving interview to Grazia Magazine in the year 2019, Helen said that her generation had been the victim of ageism for many decades.

“It’s extremely annoying to women of my generation and others following mine to have beauty products sold on a 15-year-old face.”

She also told that she does not like to use the word ‘beauty’, because this term makes people feel insecure about how they look and feeling ‘immediately excluded’.

“They’ll think, ‘Well, I’m not very beautiful. It’s all very well for all these beautiful women, but I don’t feel beautiful’,” Helen added.

all these beautiful women

“I don’t want to exclude these people from feeling fabulous about themselves.”

This statements comes next after she broke her finger on the set of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, while she was performing one of the stunts.

When the incident occurred, Helen did not feel bad and said she never complain when she gets hurt because she always wanted to experience how it feels to be a stunty person.

She appeared on The Graham Norton Show and said,” I was incredibly brave person, who never complain after getting hurt as I wanted to feel like a real ‘stunty’ one.

Speaking of the film’s plot, Helen said,

Talking of the film’s plot, the Duke alum told, “Don’t ask me about the plot, it’s too complicated!”

 uncomfortable and in fact

“We are angry goddesses wearing unbelievably heavy costumes. It was very hot and uncomfortable and in fact Lucy (Liu) said at the end of the first day’s shooting, ”They are trying to kill us” in all seriousness.”

“I wanted to do it because I loved the first Shazam. It was sweet and funny. I am not a big superhero type person, but I loved the idea of it and happily signed up for the second one. It is great.”

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