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Helen Mirren Discusses Hollywood Sexism, Declaring 'Any Woman, Now, Is A Feminist'

'As women’s roles change in real life, roles will change for women on the screen.'

11/07/2016 09:01 | Updated 28 July 2016

Helen Mirren has shared her take on the current debate about women in Hollywood, declaring today as a “very exciting time for women”, as things are slowly changing.

Speaking in a new interview with Makers, Helen makes a number of statements about feminism, and her views on the film industry.

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Helen explains: “I always used to say, ‘Put your energy into changing roles for women in life’, because as night follows day, as women’s roles change in real life, roles will change for women on the screen.

“You’re banging your head against a brick wall and then a little bit of cement falls away.

“And I feel that the wall is just about to fall. It hasn’t quite fallen  but yes, i think these are very exciting times for women.”

Helen also made a declaration on feminism, a topic that a number of female stars have previously shied away from discussing.

“Any woman, now, is actually is a feminist,” she says. “They don’t realise it because they’re living in a world that feminism, to some extent, has created which is very exciting.”

Watch Helen’s Makers interview above...

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