Helen Mirren Uncensored on Hollywood ‘F-ing Outrageous’ Ageism, Sexuality, Royalty and Fear (Video)

Oscar-winning actress tells attendees at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in NYC: “Sexual is so limiting. Beautiful is so limiting. There’s got to be another word”

Last Updated: June 18, 2015 @ 1:35 PM

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren spoke out on a number of issues in Hollywood at TheWrap’s Power Breakfast in New York on Tuesday, touching on ageism, sexism and the pursuit of art.

The recent Tony winner opened up about ageism and many other topics, including feeling fearful in her work and how she hates being referred to as “sexual,” despite her reputation. The full interview can be seen above.

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“Sexual is so limiting. Beautiful is so limiting. There’s got to be another word,” Mirren told TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman.

Before a room of more than 120 women in entertainment, media, theater and digital, Mirren, said it’s “f-cking outrageous” that 37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal was recently told she was too old to play the lover of a 55-year-old man.

She said appearances can deceive and her stellar career comes with its share of jitters. “I’m frightened all the time, of everything, really,” she said. “The point is not to be afraid of the fact that you’re afraid. You get on with it.”