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The Inevitable Helen Mirren Clarification

I knew this was coming after this shit hit the fan on Tuesday.

“Helen Mirren does not dispute the accuracy of statements attributed to her in an upcoming GQ article,” read a statement released Tuesday by Mirren’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield.

“She merely asks that people read the article in its entirety before drawing conclusions. If they do that, she says, their conclusions will likely be far less sweeping and sensational than those drawn by some in the popular press. She does not wish to qualify any of her remarks. She just wants to avoid having them presented in inflammatory language.”

Okay, Helen. I’ll wait for the entire article. I know all too well what it feels like when people take your words out of context. But if there still remains any lingering possibility that you think rape is, under any circumstances, not a crime, I’ll have some inflammatory language of my own for you.

But just for the record?

I always liked Cate Blanchett’s Queen Elizabeth better.

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  • I’ve read part of the article and she says it in the context that theres a fine line between rape and being in a room and then saying no at the last minute and its hard for that to stand in court because you said yes right until the last second. In no way in the article does she say rape is okay.

  • and how can you say what happened to her? she was there, you were not. and in case you haven’t noticed, the world is not so black and white.

  • On an unrelated note, what is up with her shoes here? They make her feet look like hooves. Couldn’t she find a pair of basic black pumps?

  • “I always liked Cate Blanchett’s Queen Elizabeth better”

    Helen Mirren played our current Queen!
    Beet, it’s not like you to make such a major mistake :/

  • Cate Blanchett was very good as Elizabeth I but, Mirren was far better IMO (greater emotional range, complexity, nuance – she went through about 6 or 7 mood swings in a SINGLE scene and made each one believable!)

    Best Elizabeth I EVER? No question – Glenda Jackson.