Michael Parkinson asks Helen Mirren whether she thinks her body held her back from being a “serious actress.” Her answer is amazing!
The video of the interview, that took place in 1975, is the perfect example of 70’s sexism.
At one point, the host stumbled through a question about whether Mirren thought her body held her back from being a “serious actress.” Mirren replied:
“Because serious actresses can’t have big bosoms, is that what you mean? What a crummy performance if people are obsessed with the size of your bosom or anything else.”
Then she added:
“I would hope that the performance and the play in the living relationship between all of the people on stage and all the people in the audience would overcome such boring questions, really.”