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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