Not that anyone's complaining! No, people mostly seem surprised that a 64-year-old woman, who has been incredibly good-looking for 44 years or so, continues to be good-looking. Who knows? Every year there is great interest in the fact that Helen Mirren is still attractive, as though at some point she is going to disintegrate, Raiders of the Lost Ark-style. Mirren, who deserves a Nobel Prize for her work in the greatest TV show of all time, Prime Suspect, is promoting her new movie Mustang Ranch, and since she is an attractive lady who plays a brothel owner, she gets a sexxy photo shoot and a sexxy interview with Logan Hill in New York magazine.
How sexxy is the interview? Well, the pull quote is "I'm still the good girl who wants to be a bad girl…" and Mirren is described as "say[ing] nearly everything with a mischievous twinkle, like a naughty teenager appending ' … in bed' to the end of every sentence," so, you know, very sexxy. The funniest part is Mirren talking about her favorite young stars:
Now, her reputation secure, Mirren's enjoying the results of her efforts. "I'm thrilled young girls are claiming their sexuality for themselves," she says. "I love bold women: Madonna and Scarlett Johansson-sexy and gorgeous, but not only that. And Miley Cyrus-fantastic! And Lady Gaga. I love the way she's elevated pop to performance art, or dragged performance art down to pop, or maybe made a wonderful amalgam of the two."
With her coy smile, Mirren looks like the conspiring queen who's usurped the throne, securing the kingdom for her heirs: "My girls: Miley, Scarlett, Lady Gaga. My team … Yes."