Oh Helen Mirren darling.
Yes, we love you, yes you are the most fabulous thing to happen to a red carpet in forever, yes I want you to be my Aunt, my best friend and me in the future but can the rumours currently knocking on Bohomoth Towers’ doors be true?
The 67-year-old has always shirked Hollywood tradition and maintained an admirably growing old gracefully but beautifully visage and body – without looking at any point as if she’s had her face pinned up behind her ears.
But you know what they say- when someone has had fresh work, then doctors advise a drastic change of hair so people think that’s why they look different.
Pink hair and a swirling of her faboosh Nicholas Oakwell gown on the BAFTAs red carpet might work well as a distraction against a newly-taut face.
Dame Helen, however, says America’s Next Top Model’s to blame for the new ‘do: ‘I just thought it would be fun to dye my hair pink. I mean, honestly, I was watching America’s Next Top Model and the season where there were the British girls,’ she said.
‘Well, the British girl who won, she had pink hair, and I thought: “That looks really pretty.” So I’m copying her, basically.’
Personally, I think she does look ever so slightly refreshed but exactly in the way that any kind of cosmetic work should be done- which is very subtly. She looks fresh, gorgeous, beautiful and most importantly – happy and full of life.
And I love the pink hair. It could have come off as crazy cat lady but it works because Helen has the confidence and panache to pull it off.