Academy-award winning actress Helen Mirren has lent her face and gorgeous voice to an amusing-but-serious new Budweiser Superbowl commercial. The ad, which will run during Superbowl 50 on February 7, features Dame Mirren absolutely skewering any idiot who is stupid enough to drive drunk.
Budweiser has two Superbowl 50 commercials for 2016, including one featuring the brand’s iconic clydesdale horses. That ad won’t be released prior to the game. Budweiser did decide to give us a sneak peek at their other Superbowl 2016 commercial, headlined by Dame Helen Mirren. In the ad, the always classy actress delivers a scathing, but very elegant, list of insults geared toward anyone dumb enough to imbibe and drive.
Dame Helen Mirren won a career achievement award at the Power 100 Women in Entertainment Breakfast this week, and she took the opportunity at the podium to voice her feelings about the entertainment industry and what she feels is still a heavy bias toward male-oriented filmmaking.
Mirren claims that there are too many movies aimed at young men and their sexual desires, and that Hollywood focuses too much on women for their physical attractiveness. Â She went on to mention that in her extensive experience, a lot of mediocre male actors have been spared at the expense of female ones who may have had more actual acting talent, but couldn’t sustain careers because they didn’t make the cut in terms of sex appeal.