Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Dame Helen Mirren: "I am so happy that I didn't have children"

60 Minutes Interview
Also in her fifties, she married director Taylor Hackford, her husband of nine years. They live in London, in a house by the Thames, when they’re not at their house in Los Angeles, or New York, or the south of France.

Asked if Mirren regrets never having had children, she says, "No. Absolutely not. Absolutely not. I am so happy that I didn’t have children. Well, you know because I’ve had freedom."

She had the freedom to become the person she dreamed about when she was barking at the suckers on the pier in Southend-on-Sea.
Perhaps most notable is that the write-up of the interview focused instead on her comfort with nudity. When a celebrity says such a thing aloud, it is a benchmark When they can do so without it being a big deal, it is the hallmark of real change.

Oprah - you're next!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not only is she childfree, she's a childfree stepmother, which is a minority inside a minority.

Hey...the code I have to plug in to make this comment work is "momvxt". Are you guys trying to tell me something?!