Helen Mirren loves the “chaos” of the catwalks | Entertainment
Dame Helen Mirren loves the “chaos” of walking the fashion shows.
The 76-year-old actress recently paraded in the L’Oréal Paris runway show at Paris Fashion Week, and she admitted that she liked how “fun” it was to be involved in the manic preparations and. seeing everything come together perfectly when the models “miraculously” walk the catwalk.
She explained, “I’ve done a lot of theater in my life, so the idea of going out and doing a show is in my DNA. But what I love about fashion shows is that – unlike the theater where everything is rehearsed and everyone knows what they’re doing (you hope!) – it’s absolute chaos! I love the technicality of how they put on a fashion show, it’s so much fun to watch.
“And I have to say, all real models are so sweet. They’re relaxed because they do it over and over again, so they’re used to chaos.
“I watch all of this in wonder and wonder. Somehow, miraculously, there is a point where you all line up and go on and on and it all comes together. look perfect and everyone knows what they are doing and i dont get it right! but its really fun.
Elsewhere, the ‘Queen’ star admitted she’s still smiling these days after years of trying to “suck” her jaw in an attempt to hide her “fat cheeks.”
She insisted, “You grow up in it, no doubt. It was a long time ago but I remember the moment – I learned to smile. I always had fat cheeks (and I still do!) ), so I always sucked my cheeks. But you can’t suck your cheeks and smile at the same time! It’s absolutely impossible. So I guess I never smiled. Then I found out that in fact, it’s good to smile openly and with freedom, not a tight little smile, a big one. It has certainly been very helpful to me. Normally, if you see me in photos, I almost always smile. not a Victoria Beckham – which I actually love, she’s one of my favorite people – but she’s always smoldering. I’m not that good at it anymore. “
The “Good Liar” star also revealed that she never paid for her hair to be professionally colored because it was “expensive,” so she always tinkered with her dye jobs.
Agreeing to go gray, she told Vogue UK: “I have to say it was very easy for me because my hair was always blonde. I was a natural blonde and although it was quite dark at times, in been when I “I had spent time in the sun, they were basically turning white. So the process of losing my hair color was very easy – it seemed to me more and more that I had been in the sun, but all year round. I’ve put dim lights on it in the past – and I’d love to do it again soon. I’ve always done it myself, never went to get my hair dyed – couldn’t be bothered, it’s so boring and expensive. i think it can be more difficult [to go grey] if you have much darker hair, but women my age who’ve taken the leap recently are so spectacular. “