Helen Mirren On Hollywood Time’s Up Movement: “About Time”


Helen Mirren has two words for Hollywood’s Time’s Up movement: “About time.”

The actress, whose many awards and accolades includes the 2006 Best Actress Oscar for Miramax’s The Queen, tells Willie Geist on NBC’s Sunday Today this weekend, “This moment in time, this last sort of four or five months has been an enormous shift going on. It’s been coming. And I say ‘Time’s up.’ Well it’s about time time’s up. You know, it’s taken a long time to get here.”

Mirren, asked about her own experiences with harassment, said, “I had never experienced that in Hollywood. Because I came to Hollywood, I was in my 30s. I was too old. It doesn’t happen to you unless you’re very young…but, you know, when I was between 16 and 23, 24 – men would expose themselves to me often, I would say about once a week.”

Mirren’s stamp of approval for Time’s Up arrives in the wake of controversial statements in opposition of the movement by actresses Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve.

Earlier today, actress Mira Sorvino tweeted to Bardot, “Shame on you and Deneuve for denigrating the importance of the actual and pervasive experiences all women, not only actresses, have suffered from time immemorial. And special shame for your racist tendencies Brigitte.”

Bardot is a supporter of Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigrant far-right National Front party and has made derogatory comments about Islam and Muslims.

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