During a recent interview on CBS, conducted by Alan Cumming, the 70-year-old Academy Award winner put the subject to rest, saying that her days of publicly baring it all are now behind her. She said:
That’s the good thing about getting older; you don’t have to do that sort of thing anymore. My pleasure pillows are purely for my husband.
“I never wanted to do that. But you know, I thought, ‘Does it really matter?’” she told Cumming. “It’s not a thing to get your knickers in a twist over. I was doing nude scenes from the first moment I started doing movies. It was the era,” she added of her career, which began in the late ‘60s.
In 2011, she even let “Saturday Night Live” send up her “legendary boobs” in a skit called “Helen Mirren’s Magical Bosom.”
She said the skit was “incredibly flattering.”
“Well, I didn’t know my boobs were legendary, quite honestly, at that point,” she told Cumming.