Helen Mirren: ‘Oscar winner’ nude scenes are a thing of the past

Updated: October 1, 2015
Helen Mirren: Actress nude scenes are a thing of the past

Dame Helen Mirren, 70, has ruled out stripping off on screen again, insisting her “pleasure pillows are purely for my husband”.

While chatting with Cumming for his Remember That Time series on CBS.com, Cumming brought up her famous Saturday Night Live sketch, which revealed that she had magical boobs. The sketch was inspired by the fact that Mirren, 70, has done countless nude scenes during her career.

“I didn’t know my boobs were legendary. There are much more legendary boobs than mine,” Mirren told cumming, notes Us Weekly. She even said that, at first, she didn’t really want to do nude scenes. She eventually relented, partly because of the era when she started her career.

But that part of her career is over. She told Cumming that she’s never going to do another nude scene on film.

“That’s the good thing about getting older, you don’t have to do that sort of thing anymore. My pleasure pillows are purely for my husband,” Mirren said.

Helen Mirren will next be seen on the big screen playing Hedda Hopper in Trumbo, which stars Bryan Cranston as Blacklisted Hollywood writer Dalton Trumbo. The movie opens on Nov. 6.