Helen Mirren says she won't do any more nude, topless scenes

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  • No more nude scenes, 70-year-old Helen Mirren says
  • "I never wanted to do that," she says on the CBS show "Remember That Time?"

(CNN)Helen Mirren says she's retiring her breasts, at least when it comes to on-screen work.

The 70-year-old British actress has appeared nude or topless in films and other venues, going back to 1969's "Age of Consent" and as recently as a 2010 photo shoot for New York magazine. But she said in a September interview with Alan Cumming on the CBS show "Remember That Time?" that those days are over.
"That's the good thing about getting older," she said. "You don't have to do that sort of thing anymore. My pleasure pillows are purely for my husband now."
    Mirren is married to director Taylor Hackford.
    Mirren said that despite all the nude and topless scenes she's done over the years, it really wasn't something she was keen on. It just didn't seem to be a big deal, she said.
    "I never wanted to do that, but you know, I thought, pffft, does it really matter?" she said.
    "I was sort of doing nude scenes in the first moment I started doing movies. It was the era."
    But she's always been good-natured about the response.
    In 2011, she even let "Saturday Night Live" send up her "legendary boobs" in a skit called "Helen Mirren's Magical Bosom."
    She said the skit was "incredibly flattering."
    "Well, I didn't know my boobs were legendary, quite honestly, at that point," she told Cumming.