Helen Mirren is fed up with manspreading

Dame Helen Mirren is not happy with manspreaders.

Dame Helen Mirren is not happy with manspreaders. Photo: YouTube

Our favourite dame Helen Mirren, like the rest of us mere mortals, is sick and tired of manspreading. 

Remember that amazing photo of her looking impossibly elegant on the NYC subway.

When Jimmy Fallon asked her about it on The Tonight Show she was keen to point out the unpleasant posture of the man beside her.

"He's doing the classic, the manspreading thing," she said. "I can't do it in my dress, it would look rather terrible. But guys do do that, don't they?"


It especially annoys her, she said, "on aeroplanes and trains and things".

"It's like, get out of my space."

Fallon suggested manspreading was "the new thing" but Mirren disagreed.

"No they've always done it! It's just now they're being called on it," she said. "When I wear trousers, I deliberately sit like that just to say 'I could do it too'."