But being the Dame that she is, Mirren clarified her comments, adding:
"I'm saying that the issue we need to be looking at is what happens before the film gets to the Oscars. What kind of films are made, and the way in which they're cast, and the scripts…So it's those things that are much more influential ultimately than who stands there with an Oscar."
Mirren was also asked about her thoughts on what would happen if Donald Trump became president, to which she had a much harsher response:
"I can't imagine how the world would look. I think it's a very frightening idea myself. And this whole idea of ‘making America great,' it seems to me that it would actually sort of be the end of America as a great country."
We have a feeling that's the mentality of most people across the pond! LOLz!
Watch the full interview (below) to hear the actress talk about playing anti-Soviet gossip columnist Hedda Hooper in Trumbo!