Don't Call Hottie Helen Mirren Sexy!

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Oscar-winner and smart, outspoken, attractive older person Helen Mirren gave an interview to More for their April issue. Not surprisingly, considering More's "women-over-40" premise, Mirren talked about how fabulous it is to get older and how she is trying to avoid the "sexy" label: "I'm still trying to wriggle out from under that label. [...] Being a sexual object is mortifying and irritating, yet it's giving you power—an awful power that you've done nothing to deserve, a powerless power. I think some young women fall in love with that power, and it's really objectifying. And when it starts falling away, it's an incredible relief." Ah, so that is how you have longevity in Hollywood: realize sexuality is not a form of power. Are you listening, Lindsay?

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I want to be like her when I grow up. She's so stunning and classy.