The video of Helen Mirren being interviewed by Michael Parkinson on his talk show “Parkinson” resurfaced on Babe, a website dedicated to young women’s issues, who posted it to Facebook on Friday.
A recently unearthed interview proves Helen Mirren has been shutting down sexist BS for decades.
In a video clip from 1975 which was recently posted to Facebook, a 30-year-old Mirren takes on British talk show host Michael Parkinson. The interview began on an awkward note when Parkinson introduced Mirren as a “sex queen,” and it only got worse as 41-year-old Parkinson repeatedly asked her a slew of sexist questions.
At the time of the interview, Mirren was acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared on “Parkinson” to discuss her newest role as Lady Macbeth. The full interview ― which has become somewhat notorious for its overt sexism ― was posted to YouTube in 2008 and has received almost 3 million views.