Helen Mirren does a tequila shot on the Oscars red carpet like the legend she is

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  • She also refused to do an over-the-shoulder 'bottom' shot on the red carpet

    When the paparrazzi yelled at Helen Mirren to do an over-the-shoulder shot (AKA the ‘bottom’ shot) on the Oscars red carpet, she quite rightly told them where to go.

    But when someone handed her a tequila shot, Mirren was naturally into it.

    She later took to the stage at the ceremony to present an award hand-in-hand with her pal Jane Fonda.

    ‘These sets look like the orgasmatron from Barbarella’ Fonda quipped, while Mirren gestured to the Oscar statuette and joked, ‘That’s an anomaly in Hollywood, an older man and a younger woman.’

    Speaking to The New York Times about the #TimesUp and #MeToo movement that’s dominated the conversation this year, Mirren said, ‘It’s an amazing moment, isn’t it? I’ve never wanted to be younger than I am, but the only thing that makes me think, God, I wish I was 18 now, in that 18-year-olds now are coming into a very different world.’

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