BP ‘bloody piss-poor’ Mirren tells Letterman
Helen Mirren admits she was ‘relieved’ that England v USA game ended in draw
As Barack Obama prepares for his showdown with BP executives at the White House today, the British actress Dame Helen Mirren has come down firmly on the side of the American president. Mirren, star of The Queen and Prime Suspect, was greeted with loud cheers when she told an American TV audience that the initials BP should stand for "bloody piss-poor".
Mirren, 64, told talk show host David Letterman that she was also relieved that the England v USA world cup match had ended in a draw. Referring to the "British" football team, she confessed that she was "so relieved" the teams drew 1-1.
"I don’t think I could have come on this show," she said, "if Britain had beaten America, what with BP, which to my mind stands for bloody piss-poor... I don’t think I could have come on this show."
After being cut off by a round of applause from the studio audience, she continued: "I'd have been so embarrassed and mortified at being British, I think I'd have had to cancel." ·
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