Entertainment Helen Mirren reveals men exposed themselves to her on a weekly basis in her 20s

06:55  19 january  2018
06:55  19 january  2018 Source:   thefix.nine.com.au

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Helen Mirren claims she experienced a very specific affront from men , with great regularity, in her 20 s , but that she wouldn’t classify what she went through as “harassment in Hollywood” (but only because she wasn’t in Hollywood yet).

Helen Mirren reveals that although she never experienced sexual harassment in Hollywood, when she was younger men frequently exposed themselves to her . Helen Mirren is opening up about her past history with sexual harassment.

Helen Mirren talking on a cell phone© Provided by Nine Digital Pty LtdHelen Mirren has come forward with her own story of sexual harassment, admitting that men “exposed themselves” to her repeatedly when she was a younger woman.

The 72-year-old Oscar winner appeared on US talk show Sunday Today and reflected on the recent shift to encourage women to open up about abuse and harassment.

When asked if her own experiences match those of many others coming forward, she admitted, “I never experienced it in Hollywood because I came to Hollywood in my 30s."

"I was too old," she said. "It doesn't happen to you unless you're really young."

However, she did recall some shocking details about when she was a young adult in London.

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Do you know Helen Mirren ? The legendary British actress (not to be confused with Judi Dench or Maggie Smith) has been a staple of the stage and screen for 51 years since she began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967.

Helen Mirren claims she experienced a very specific affront from men , with great regularity, in her 20 s , but that she wouldn’t classify what she went through as “harassment in Hollywood” (but only because she wasn’t in Hollywood yet).

"When I was between 16 and 23, 24, men would expose themselves to me often," she said. "I would say about once a week. On the subway, on the Tube, on the bus, or walking down a road.

“Weird, because it's not like you're going to go, 'Oh my god, that's the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen'. It's the opposite. It's horror."

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Helen Mirren has added her voice to the Me Too/Time’s Up movement, suggesting that the current moment is long overdue: “This moment in time “It doesn’t happen to you unless you’re very young… but, you know, when I was in between 16 and 23, 24, men would expose themselves to me often, I

Helen Mirren is opening up about her past history with sexual harassment. But she went on to reveal that “when I was in between 16 and 23, 24 — men would expose themselves to me often, I would say about once a week …on the subway, on the tube, on the bus, walking down a road and it

Mirren, who has described herself as a “modern feminist,” is one of dozens of celebrities showing their support for Time’s Up, the legal defence fund helping women take action against abusers which has been backed by celebrities.

James Franco - who wore a Time’s Up badge to the Golden Globes - Seal, and Aziz Ansari have all come under fire following allegations of misconduct in the last week.

As the #MeToo movement has proved, “[accusations have] been coming,” Mirren said, speaking generally. “And I say, ‘Time’s up.'”

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