Helen Mirren Says Girls Should Swear More, Says “F**K OFF!”

Dame Helen Mirren swears a lot, thus only getting more fabulous with time. She said the first words she would teach her daughter, if she had one, are, “Fuck off!” It sounds crass but Helen is merely commenting on how girls are raised to be polite and proper to their own detriment.

Helen Mirren said, “If I’d had children and had a girl, the first words I would have taught her would have been “f*** off” because we weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we?”

She’s right. Women are scarcely given the chance to simply do what we want without being shamed or ostracized for it. She continued, “‘And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, ‘No, f*** off, leave me alone, thank you very much.'”

Amen.  Helen Mirren also discussed the struggle of being an actress in a male dominated field, “The 60s were not great, the 70s were really crap; the ’60s and ’70s were pretty ghastly, I think. And into the ’80s, as an actress, you would be the only female on set, apart from the continuity person, who was always a woman, and maybe your own personal wardrobe person. Otherwise it was completely male, and a particular kind of testosterone-y male that was quite hard to deal with.”

Yep. So if you’re wondering why I tend to swear a lot in my posts, well Helen Mirren pretty much says it all.

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