Dame Helen Mirren, 70, is no shrinking violet. She’s been known to get her kit off for earlier roles in her career and has talked about it in previous interviews.
But it turns out it was just as nerve-racking for her as any other actor.
She talked to People magazine recently, saying, “I was always afraid. It’s not fun to be on a film set and be one of the only ones naked.”
No, that does not sound fun at all.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Mirren has fond memories of working on the 1979 film Caligula, describing the setting to the magazine, “Everyone was naked in that. It was like showing up for a nudist camp every day. You felt embarrassed if you had your clothes on in that movie.”
We do have the trailer for Caligula below, minus the aforementioned nude scenes:
She doesn’t seem to have any regrets about going topless, saying, “It has become so commonplace now.”
Mirren retired from doing any more nude scenes earlier this year, telling actor Alan Cumming in a CBS interview, “That’s the good thing about getting older. You don’t have to do that sort of thing any more. . . [Now] my pleasure pillows are purely for my husband.”
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