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One of the many hopes as a journalist is for an interview subject to just speak to you candidly and openly; just to let their guard down and chat like they are sipping a piccolo with a girlfriend. Helen Mirren is this person.
In a recent interview with Allure, the 72-year-old actress shared her opinion on many things; ageing, life outlooks… but it was her choice-words and brutal honesty when it came to speaking about the family that currently occupies the White House that made us realise, Mirren is one of us. When talking about the now-viral videos of First Lady Melania Trump slapping away President Donald Trump’s hand, she noted something quite poignant. “You look at old Mel there, and she is one of the most powerful women in the world because she could take him down,” she said.
“She almost did that with the hand. [She mimics Trump] ‘Don’t touch me.’ “”I’m Eastern European, you know; [we’ve] got these dark souls,” she told the publication. “That dark Slovenian soul is about to come out,” Mirren continued.
But it was when she addressed Ivanka Trump that things got juicy. “[Ivanka] talks a good game, but there’s no substance. Her book is so ignorant about how the majority of women live, talking about ‘Make time for yourself to have a massage.’ Puh-lease,” she said. This all from the woman who recently said Donald has an enormous body and small head.