Do not use the word “feisty” around Helen Mirren.

The actress called out “The One Show” presenter Alex Scott during Thursday’s instalment after the host mentioned Mirren had played a lot of “strong, feisty” characters in the past.

Mirren insisted, “Well, you know, I have played housekeepers as well, and I’m playing a cleaner in my next film. I hope there’s a bit of variety there.”

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She then added, “I have to say I don’t like the word ‘feisty’. I don’t know why.

“I think it’s because it’s always related to women. They never say ‘a feisty man,’ a kid, maybe. But I find it slightly insulting, I don’t know why. I want to find another word.”

Mirren then quipped, “See, I was being the boss there, wasn’t I?”

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This isn’t the first time Mirren has criticized the use of the word “feisty” in an interview.

She told the Times back in 2015: “Only women are feisty. It just makes me gag. We need new words for female power and funniness and smartness.”