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Winner’s Dinners: Helen Mirren’s Meat

by | 14th, December 2007

helenmirren.jpg“HELEN MIRREN – Michael winner tatted me like piece of meat.”

The Express’s headline inflicts the mind with an image of Winner appearing in a monogrammed white satin bathrobe offering the young Mirren a wet-lipped “Ready when you are, my dear!”

Mirren says that Winner made her “mortified and incredibly angry” by inviting her to turn around at a casting session and show off her body.

“I was so angry, I was so angry, I still am,” says Mirren. The incident took place 40 years ago and reappears as an anecdote on Richard And Judy’s Christmas Book Show.

Winner’s interests in Mirren’s “meat” was in a professional capacity and we imagine he would have extend the same invitation to those other acting dames, Margaret Rutherford, Peggy Ashcroft and Joan Plowright. He is also a restaurant reviewer.

Says Winner of Mirren and her “enormous sagging boob: “I saw Helen and as I had been instructed to deal with the situation of her breasts, I did indeed ask to strand up. I don’t remember asking her to turn around, but if I did I wasn’t being serious”.

Although Mirren is nothing if not versatile and we imagine that had the directors of Age of Consent, Caligula, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and Calendar Girls demanding a walk-away shot, she would have obliged…

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