Helen Mirren Won’t Do Nudity Anymore: 'My Pleasure Pillows Are for My Husband'

by Jackie Willis 6:15 AM PDT, September 30, 2015
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Helen Mirren is still turning heads at age 70, but don't expect her to strip down again anytime soon.

The renowned actress told The Good Wife's Alan Cumming in a CBS interview that her days of on-screen nudity are behind her. "That's the good thing about getting older, you don't have to do that sort of thing anymore," Mirren quipped. "[Now] my pleasure pillows are purely for my husband [Taylor Hackford]."

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The Oscar winner says there was a time when nudity didn't seem so scandalous to her. "I never really wanted to do that," she said of showing her breasts on camera. "But then I thought, 'Does it really matter?'"

Mirren's nude moments include the 1979 flick Caligula, the 2003 comedy Calendar Girls and, most recently, a 2011 New York magazine photo shoot. And while she wasn't nude, Cumming also brought up the Mirren's Saturday Night Live sketch where female cast members come into the star's dressing room and touch her breasts.

"It seemed to be nothing to get your knickers in a twist over," Mirren continued, admitting that getting naked is now more common than ever on television. "Now, with Game of Thrones, [nudity is] on at eight o'clock at night and everything's a sex scene."

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Ryan Reynolds saw firsthand the allure of his Woman in Gold co-star. "Everybody who meets her flirts with her," he said of Mirren during an interview with Vulture. "I don't care who you are -- guy, girl, fat, skinny, tall, short, gay, straight -- everybody flirts with Helen Mirren." (Though, he hasn't shared an on-screen nude scene with her.)

Reynolds also admitted to ET that he too hit it off with the actress. "We have really great chemistry. We were like fire and a dry house," he said. "It was evident from the get-go."