ELLE‘s Women in Hollywood event celebrates the most prominent female forces in Hollywood today, so it’s no surprise that Dame Helen Mirren tops this year’s list. The outspoken, no-holds-barred actress showed off this week just why she deserves to be considered a top woman in Hollywood — or should we say, a “nasty woman” in Hollywood.
According to TIME, Mirren used her speech at this week’s Women in Hollywood gala in Los Angeles to point out just how she is “the nastiest of all nasty women,” alluding to the now-infamous line spoken by presidential candidate Donald Trump about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the third and final presidential debate.
So how does Mirren advise we become nasty women? TIME paraphrased the actress’s advice this way:
“Never drink alcohol (unless celebrating, upset, or on a day that ends with the letter Y — luckily, quite a flexible policy); don’t be in a rush to get married; give your partner freedom to achieve their ambitions; always split aces, eights and nines on the blackjack table; connect with friends daily — beyond social media; and ‘ignore anyone who judges the way you look, especially if he or she is some anonymous miserable creep lurking on the Internet or is a bloated, small-headed dinosaury-handed candidate for President.'”
While these sound like surefire ways to become a nasty woman, Mirren also shared one more vital piece of advice with ELLE: the last time she “gave zero f*cks.”
“That’s a great question,” she said. “Probably this morning when I went out with any makeup on and I just put jeans on. That’s one of the greater things about getting older is that you give zero f*cks more often.”
Here’s to being a nasty woman who “gives zero f*cks.”