Dame Helen Mirren slams BP

Updated: Jun 17, 2010, 15:48 PM IST

Melbourne: Legendary Dame Helen Mirren has blasted British Petroleum over the oil spill.

The actress told talk show host David Letterman that, “in my mind... (BP) stands for bloody p***-poor.”

Appearing on US television, the 64-year-old star also admitted that she was ‘so relieved’ that England drew against Team USA in World Cup soccer, adding that “if Britain had beaten America, what with BP... I don’t think I could have come on this show,” reports News.com.au.

"I would have been so embarrassed and mortified at being British, I think I`d have had to cancel," she said.