Helen Mirren Says ‘Men Would Expose Themselves To Me Often’ Since She Was 16

Helen Mirren is no stranger to sexual harassment.

The Oscar-winning actress has no experience with sexual misconduct in Hollywood, but growing up was a whole different story. “I had never experienced that… in Hollywood,” Mirren told Willie Geist in a “Sunday Today” preview.

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“Because [when] I came to Hollywood, I was in my 30s. I was too old,” explained the actress. “It doesn’t happen to you unless you’re very young.”

Her next statement may come as a shock to some readers: “When I was in between 16 and 23, 24 — men would expose themselves to me often, I would say about once a week… on the subway, on the tube, on the bus, walking down a road and it was like, ‘Ugh.’”

“It’s not like you’re gonna go, ‘Oh my god, that’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen,” she continued. “It’s the opposite. It’s horror.”

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And what are Mirren’s thoughts on the Time’s Up movement? “It’s been coming,” Mirren said. “And I say, ‘Time’s up.’”

Mirren’s interview airs on Jan. 21.



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