Helen Mirren might be 70-years-old but the Oscar-winning actress proved she’s far from old-fashioned this weekend when she openly praised Kim Kardashian’s bum.
In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine, the Dame said that while she’s not an avid fan of Keeping Up with the Kardashians she does respect Kim for her part in redefining modern beauty standards.
She said: “I’m not into the Kardashians, it’s a phenomenon I just don’t find interesting…But – and this is the big word: B-U-T-T – it’s wonderful that you’re allowed to have a butt nowadays! Thanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, J-Lo.”
“We’re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. It’s very positive,” she added.
The actress also praised a number of well-known faces for their part in expanding what is seen as acceptable behaviour for women and even expressed her love for “shameless women”.
She said: "Women were controlled by being shamed, so I love women who have claimed their own bodies: Madonna, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt.”
“I love Pussy Riot more than anything in the world. They all raise their middle fingers to this epithet of 'slut'. They wear what they want to wear, behave as they want to behave.”
Back in March Kim Kardashian sparked a whole lot of controversy when she posted a nude selfie on Instagram.
She later said she found the decision to post the photo empowering and that through doing so she hoped to encourage all women to feel empowered.
While her plan might not have pleased everyone, it certainly seems to have worked for Helen.
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