Actor Helen Mirren addressed graduates of Tulane University in a May 20, 2017, commencement speech peppered with candid one-liners and an adoration for New Orleans — a city she once called home.

"Why the hell are you graduating?" she quipped, professing her love for the Big Easy. "What possible reason is there to leave here and go find jobs?"

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This 1975 interview is a reminder that Helen Mirren has been fighting sexism for decades.

"I'd like you to explain what you mean by my 'equipment' in great detail."

In 1975, Dame Helen Mirren was asked — in all seriousness — if her "equipment" hindered her from being a serious actress.

The then-30-year-old Mirren had been chatting with British talk show host Michael Parkinson when the Q&A took an ... awkward turn.

"Do you find ... that this — what could be best described as your equipment — in fact, hinders you, perhaps?" Parkinson inquired.

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If you've ever had one too many and gotten behind the wheel of a car, Dame Helen Mirren has a few choice words for you.

The world's indisputable favorite f-bomb-dropping, manspread surviving British actor recently shot a Super Bowl ad for Budweiser that combats drunk driving. And, boy, was it good.

She gets straight to the point:

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