- Review: ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’ is a cut above the rest Today 8:00 AM
- Where do 2020 Democratic candidates stand on healthcare? Today 7:30 AM
- How to (legally) stream live TV on Kodi Today 7:00 AM
- ‘Delhi Crime’ tackles inequality and women’s rights Today 7:00 AM
- How to watch the 2019 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway for free Today 6:00 AM
- These high school theater kids put on a totally awesome ‘Alien’ play Saturday 3:59 PM
- Behold these photos of Elon Musk, but with Elizabeth Holmes’ eyes Saturday 3:11 PM
- Barbra Streisand gets ‘canceled’ over remarks about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims Saturday 2:09 PM
- Report: Florida man raped Texas teen after posing as Instagram celeb Saturday 12:14 PM
- Lori Loughlin’s daughters, Olivia and Isabella, could be banned from USC forever Saturday 11:46 AM
- ‘Starfish’ is a heartbreaking tale of BFFs, grief, and apocalyptic alien invasions Saturday 10:35 AM
- How to stream UFC Fight Night 148 for free Saturday 10:00 AM
- The kids are making scantron memes instead of studying Saturday 9:29 AM
- Every installment of Hulu’s ‘Into the Dark,’ ranked Saturday 6:00 AM
- The internet is mocking Robert Mueller’s report deadline Friday 7:53 PM
Nimrod Kamer chats with the Oscar-winning actress.
Actress Helen Mirren has been busy promoting The Hundred-Foot Journey, her new film about food, Michelin stars, and sauces. Recently, she told a radio station she was “insulted” to find she wasn’t part of the massive “Celebgate” leak that exposed the stolen nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other A-list celebrities.
“You weren’t anybody if your phone hadn’t been hacked,” she said.
For someone so invested in her digital footprint, the Oscar-winning actress, 69, has virtually shunned all social media. This week, I confronted her during a press conference at Deauville American Film Festival about not being on Instagram, Twitter, or any other services (“les médias sociaux”), despite starring in a film about cooking. One can’t be a chef without filtering images of her dishes on Instagram and Pinterest; that much is obvious.
Mirren was enticed by my hat (made by Philip Colbert), but nonetheless was against the notion of sharing and uploading random kitchen pics. I pressed on about the lack of social media presence in her family. Her husband Taylor Hackford doesn’t use Instagram either.
Shockingly, the actress sitting next to her, Charlotte Le Bon, denied any affiliation to @lebonlebon, a Twitter account with more than 90 thousand followers, after I expressed my awe of her for not actively tweeting for 45 minutes straight.
Photo by Nimrod Kamer | Remix by Rob Price
Nimrod Kamer is a journalist and satirist based in the U.K. whose work has appeared in the GQ, Vice, Wired, the Guardian and Huffington Post, as well as on BBC Newsnight. He is the author of The Social Climber's Handbook: A Shameless Guide.