London: Helen Mirren beat Jennifer Lopez to the ‘Best Body’ title, but the veteran actress insists that the pop diva should have got the award since she is “thousand times more beautiful” than her.
Mirren said she probably got the title as a ‘sympathy vote’ and said Lopez should have won.
“It’s ridiculous: JLo is a thousand times, a thousand million times more of a beautiful body than I am, head-to-toe,” the Daily Mail quoted Mirren as saying.
“Maybe I got sympathy votes. But it was a beautiful thing that these fitness people did, I have to say.
“I think it was recognition of the fact that you don’t have to be perfect,” she added.
Gym chain LA Fitness said of the award last month: “Helen Mirren’s victory in our Best Body poll illustrates how, when it comes to body maintenance and well-being, age really is nothing but a number.
“It’s great to see the public celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes, and proving that you really can look fabulous over 40 and 50.”
Asked on CBS TV ‘The Early Show if she had spoken to the American Idol judge, Mirren said: “Not yet.”
“I’m sure we will, but it’s iniquitous, she’s a thousand times more beautiful than I am. It’s just kindness, the kindness of strangers,” she added.