Helen Mirren Thanks Kim Kardashian for Allowing Women to Have Thighs

"This is the big word: B-U-T-T."

Helen Mirren
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In an interview with the Telegraph (opens in new tab), hella hot septuagenarian Dame Helen Mirren said some fun stuff about getting older, her favorite swear word (f*ck—good choice), and being grateful that celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez have helped popularize a different, curvier kind of body type. 

"I'm not into the Kardashians, it's a phenomenon I just don't find interesting," she said. "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, JLo. We're also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. It's very positive."

For her own part in promoting "realness," Mirren refuses to let L'Oréal retouch her campaign images for the brand's moisturizer, which, if you'll remember, a watchdog group had to investigate (opens in new tab) because some people just couldn't believe how hella hot a then-69-year-old can be. Pffft. Fools. 

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.