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Late-Blooming Lesbians – Helen Mirren Outs Her Prime Suspect Character

In an interview in Event magazine, Dame Helen Mirren, who will turn 70 this summer, discussed her acclaimed role as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison in the TV crime series Prime Suspect.



Asked what she imagines the character would be doing now, she replied that Tennison would have ‘gone gay’ in her retirement.

“She’s a lesbian, living with a very attractive partner. Happier than she’s ever been, but still not entirely content. She gave up the drinking the moment she left office and never went back to it. She does yoga. I would imagine she’s still working, either advising or lecturing, I don’t think she can stop – she’s too driven. The police retire quite young so she’s still got a life ahead of her. There are limitless opportunities for Jane.”