Helen Mirren is so gangsta. The actress who famously played a snobby, stoic Queen Elizabeth in The Queen, shockingly reveals that she loved drugs, was date raped, and stole. In her party days, Helen used to throw one wild tea party. “I loved coke. I never did a lot, just a bit at parties,” Helen Mirren tells the October issue of GQ.
However, after reading an article about how Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie had been making money from the drug in South America, the star of The Queen reveals, “all the cards fell into place and I saw how my little sniff of cocaine at a party had an absolute direct route”. Mirren also revealed that she had previously used marijuana, even though she “hated it”. “Dope always made me feel miserable and paranoid and unhappy. And I woke up one day and thought, ‘No more of that, thank you’.”
She also reveals that she was date raped “a couple of times” as a teen in London.
“Not with excessive violence, or being hit, but rather being locked in a room and made to have sex against my will,” she says.
To this day, she supports a woman’s right to say “no” at any point, but says she’s not always in favor of reporting attacks.
“I don’t think [a woman] can have that man into court under those circumstances,” Mirren says. “It’s such a tricky area, isn’t it? Especially if there is no violence. I mean, look at Mike Tyson. I don’t think he was a rapist.”
Helen also says she stole as a child, explaining, “I needed to shoplift for food.”
Who knew Helen Mirren was so street? [Source:Us Magazine; Photo: Getty Images]