When I “meet” Dame Helen Mirren over Zoom, my nerves — she’s practically royalty, not to mention a bona fide screen legend and norm-defying badass, after all — are immediately calmed when we both realize we’ve chosen a headband and statement earrings for our from-the-collarbone-up look of the day. Twinning with an icon? Not a bad way to end a Monday. I’m chatting with the 75-year-old actor, model and activist, who is back hosting the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Awards Gala (virtually, of course), an annual event that honours a diverse group of Canadian women leaders committed to fighting for change in their communities.
Over the last five years, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Awards Gala has recognized the women leading organizations whose causes include the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse, food insecurity, environmental sustainability, the development of platforms for … Read the rest