The Oscars came and went, but what happened before, during and after keeps the talk going. Like the makeup-free and all-natural Instagram snap shared by British acting legend Helen Mirren before she headed to the Academy Awards.
As real and natural as she is always is, the 72-year-old shared the photo to show her fans how she looks before the makeup team gets in action.
“Oscar night before,” Mirren captioned the post.
While walking the red carpet, the London-born actress looked glamorous wearing a blue gown accentuated by discreet makeup which made her appear classy and ageless.
In a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mirren, who has achieved the Tripple Crown of Acting by winning an Oscar, an Olivier and a Tony, shared that all of her life she has been battling insecurities, also revealing that she still struggles with those insecurities on a daily basis and has gone through panic attacks several times in the past.
The star of The Queen shared that the toughest time when she suffered from insecurities the most was when she rose to prominence in the late 1960s. Helen also stated how she never felt beautiful and thinks she doesn’t fall into that category.
After the makeup-free photo, Helen Mirren published another one with her hair and make-up complete, captioning it, “And after… with the help of those in the photo.”
Helen Mirren on the red carpet at the 2018 Oscars on Sunday, March 4.
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In the interview, the acting luminary revealed how she thinks her success had more to do with “wit and intelligence” rather than the way she looks, also admitting that she often doesn’t feel clever or funny enough – a sentiment her numerous admirers will surely disagree with.