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Dame Helen Mirren doesn't believe in binary sexuality

'We’re all somewhere in the middle in a wonderful mix of male and female'

2019-10-02

Words: Steve Brown

Dame Helen Mirren doesn’t believe in binary sexuality.

The Academy Award winning actress is currently starring alongside Sir Ian McKellen in The Good Liar and while talk to Radio Times, she said she doesn’t believe in binary sexuality and said we are ‘all somewhere in the middle in a wonderful mix of male and female’.

She said: “I came to the conclusion an awfully long time ago that there is black and there is white, and we’re all somewhere in the middle in a wonderful mix of male and female.

“There is no such thing as binary sexuality, when you’re male or female. I don’t believe that at all.

“I think I was very lucky to be in my world, the world of acting and drama, because I think an awful lot of actors have male and female in them.

“A lot of great actors, great masculine actors, are actually very feminine.

“Great heart-throbs have a very present feminine side to them. A lot of very strong female actors, have a very strong male side to them.”

The actress has been an outspoken supporter of the LGBTQ community and even suggested her Prime Suspect character Jane Tennison would have been a lesbian.