Helen Mirren, Children, and Honesty

November 28, 2011

Recently, the famous British actress, Helen Mirren, 66, had an interview with the Observer, and talked about her controversial life and why she has not any children. It’s not bad we take a look at Mirren’s life and some important global problems. Helen Mirren has won an Academy Award, four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Awards. Mirren was a rebel and started her career as an actress in 1965, at age 20. She says: “Im a would-be rebel -the good girl whod like to be a bad one. Im still the good girl who wants to be a bad girl. But Ill never make it as a bad girl. Im not a moralist and I never have been, but Im too fearful, too much of a wimp, really”. Helen Mirren, like other humans, has had great mistakes or weak points (like using drugs), but she has not been cheap and nasty like many other celebrities. Once she had said: “I am so happy that I didn’t have children. Well, you know, because I’ve had freedom”. And in the recent interview she has said: “The children are funny, but I never wanted to have them. There are far too many people in the world. It is my contribution to ecology “! Mirren has been honest with herself about many things. Some say: “Helen Mirren is not irresponsible and stupid; she has decided for herself and her life honestly and thoughtfully. You should know that there is a trade-off between s-e-x-u-al freedom and children, if you want to be honest and responsible and enjoy s-e-x-u-al freedom”. Many people, in Iran and the west, are really charlatan and live an animal life. They are unfaithful partner and totally irresponsible parent. According to a Persian old saying: “They want to have both date and donkey” (hamm Khar and hamm Khorma), that in this case means they want to enjoy the benefits of having family and children, but they also try to live like a single boy or girl and are totally irresponsible and dishonest. But Mirren is not like them. And some say: “that’s why she still is famous and attractive at age 66, after 46 years continuous work as an actress”


In the recent interview, Helen Mirren said: “I think some men and women just don’t have a deep urge to procreate. It’s funny, I was watching this program on TV last night, Two Greedy Italians, and one of them announced: ‘The most important things in life are food and procreation.’ Well for me, neither of those things is centrally important. The children are funny, and I just love them, but I never wanted to have them. I really tried to want it at one point. I thought maybe I should. But I never convinced myself. I think still it is very fine not to want children. There are far too many people in the world. It is my contribution to ecology. You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they have been a mistake. Those moments of decision are so difficult. I went through a phase of consulting the I Ching, which was useful in that it freed you up to listen to your instinct. Though often it would say things such as, ‘The water will pour down from the mountain and the sea will churn’ and you had to make of it what you wanted to. I don’t think I have slept in the same bed for more than 3 or 4 months my whole life. I am always planting vegetables that I never get to eat and flowers that I never see. I have always moved around the world. What I have learned is that you come more to accept that you are never going to get it right. For any kind of artist, your whole life is a struggle to be free in your art form. I know now that you never get there. But you do get as close as you can”. As you know, food and procreation are the most important things for animals and the animal life. And the wise humans try to have a human life. They think about many things, specially about the dilemma of creating another human for living in this shitty world. But unfortunately, many still live like animals and can’t understand that creating a new baby is equal to the greatest possible responsibility. And the poor and innocent babies are victims of these stupid bastards who convert the human society into an animal colony with many horrible animal problems. Just take a look at Africa, Asia, America, and even Europe, and see the dreadful conditions of children and how many humans still live like animals. The world will be a better place, only when the number of irresponsible and stupid humans who live like animals decreases significantly.


Helen Mirren has added: “I learned quite early on in life that we are all two people. And one of those people none of us will ever know. Acting is a great deal to do with accepting that other person and coming to terms with her. You can’t control how other people see you or think of you. But you have to be comfortable with that. You didn’t encounter that s-e-x-ism so much in the theatre, but it was a norm of everyday life … I was also my own worst enemy to a certain extent. I was into girlie things and also what I would call eroticism as art; I had a relationship with a photographer [James Wedge] and explored that. I never saw a conflict in those things. Your personal dignity seems a separate thing from that to me. And it is a question of taste. To this day, I still can’t quite explain why one thing is vulgar and one thing is not, but I know for sure which is which. [Mirren was famous early in her film career for her apparently relaxed attitude to nudity] If I catch a glimpse of myself in “Age of Consent” [above and below pictures], with James Mason, the first film I did, it is a bit, ‘Wow! Who is that funny little hairy fat girl? [!]’ It is a different person [!]. Every cell in your body is different. It’s not really you at all … My father very much wanted to assimilate. He wanted a British family and not to live in the past as his father had done. But however hard he tried, my father was Russian in his heart. He spoke Russian but he didn’t want to. And he certainly didn’t want us to. He was a socialist”. Some say: “What Helen Mirren says about her early films is not acceptable and is a sign of hypocrisy or stupidity”. But some add: “what she says about her early films or her past can be understandable, because we and our views change during our life, and it’s progress”.


Of her scandalous early roles in 1969s Age of Consent (when she stripped as the teenage muse of an older painter) or in Caligula (1979), Mirren says she had a plan. She says: When I did Caligula, for example, I hadnt really done movies. And she adds, I much prefer overt s-e-x-uality to sleazy, vulgar prurience”. In fact, from the scandal-plagued Caligula (1979) and “Age of Consent” (1969) to the controversial “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” (1989) and “The Calendar Girls” (2003), she always has been very controversial or notorious, but she says: “I love being notorious. Of course, Im getting less notorious as I get older. People forget that I ever was”. Mirren’s story is the story of the censorship in the UK, too. In 1960s, as soon as she left college, she was a rising star at the RSC whod begun her repertoire of provocative film roles with 1969s Age of Consent, that ran into trouble with censors in the UK. Just after 35 years, both the original score and cut scenes were reinstated when the film was restored in 2005. Some say: “Mirren was 22 at the time the filming of Age of Consent began, but even now at age 66 she still is very controversial and has many fans.” And some adds: “She has had many problems or mistakes. But she has been honest. She has not cheated on any body. She has no children and no responsibility for her children. She enjoys her freedom without telling lie and being irresponsible.” Honesty is an important human value. Some claims that almost half of Britain’s women cheat on their partners. And it’s a big global problem. In fact, being hypocrite and dishonest is equal to being a stupid bastard politician, and we know what the stupid bastard politicians do with the world. Some Iranians say: “In Iran, more than half of Iranian men and women cheat on their partners, and have extramarital affairs. They tell blatant lies, and destroy the life of their children while they should be responsible about their children.” It’s ridiculous that many of these unfaithful and hypocrite bastards say that some one like Helen Mirren is corrupt !! These stupid bastards are like the hypocrite Mullahs who kill, torture, and rape men and women, but arrest the youths for Hejab or having GF/ BF, in the name of the Moral Values !


Last year the media reported: “At 65, Helen Mirren is also that rare thing: an actress who has kept both her body and her career hot without going under the knife. She describes a recent encounter in Los Angeles with two women who had evidently indulged in some cosmetic enhancements. Their lips made them look like huge platypuses or ducks or something, Mirren says, turning her own lips inside out to illustrate. I went: God, look at those two Los Angeles women! And I heard them talking and they both had complete British accents! I do think people should do whatever makes them happy. Even those ladies with those ridiculous lips. If they look at themselves in the mirror and they go: Wow! I look good! So what? It again shows that Mirren is not too stupid. If you were honest with yourself and wanted to have plastic surgery for being more happy, what can be wrong with that? It can be a sign of wisdom. But if you were a sheep who wanted to have plastic surgery because it’s in fashion or because others do it, it’s really stupid. It’s a clear sign of “Foolishness Disease”. It’s really shameful that the number of hypocrite and dishonest people in the whole world is large. The people who are like a sheep, and tell lie and are unfaithful, dishonest and irresponsible, and then justify themselves by blaming others or the world, are really stupid bastards. They often blame the free and independent people for being corrupt, while themselves are the most corrupt people in the world. They are dishonest, unfaithful, and irresponsible, and make humans’ life hell. In the recent years, the number of hypocrite and dishonest people in Iran has increased dramatically . It’s one of the main Mullah miracle in Iran, but the ordinary Iranians should try to not justify themselves by only blaming the Mullahs. Being honest and wise is a matter of personal choice. You can be wise and honest even in the dreadful conditions. Some Iranians say: “If you regularly cheat on your wife or husband, if you have extramarital affairs while you have children, if you have married because your wife or your husband were rich, and if you are a big liar who tell lie to everyone including your family and your close friends, you are a stupid jerk who deserves to be fucked by both the Mullahs and the hypocrite western politicians.” It’s really true. You can not be dishonest, unfaithful, liar, asshole and jerk, and then ask : “Why does the world has many f-u-c-k-ing problems ?” In fact, You, yourself are part of the damn problems.