Helen Mirren Says It Gets Better (After Your 20s)

“The hardest period in life is one’s 20s. It’s a shame because you’re your most gorgeous and you’re physically in peak condition. But it’s actually when you’re most insecure and full of self-doubt. When you don’t know what’s going to happen, it’s frightening.”

—It’s difficult to imagine Helen Mirren was ever insecure or filled with self-doubt — that’s her back in the day, yowza! — but apparently it is so. Would that we all age gracefully with kick-ass-edness, as she does. [Esquire] Want to contact the author of this post? {encode=”[email protected]” title=”Email her”}!