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Miley Cyrus Taught Dame Helen Mirren How to Twerk

Miley Cyrus Taught Dame Helen Mirren How to Twerk


Dame Helen Mirren learned how to perform risque ‘twerking’ dance moves by watching footage of pop star Miley Cyrus on the Internet.

The Oscar-winning actress raised eyebrows in January when she showed off her butt-shaking skills during an event at America’s Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Onlookers were stunned when the British star enthusiastically responded to a challenge to perform the dance, and now she has revealed she learned the routine by studying online clips of serial twerker Cyrus.

Mirren tells The Times newspaper, “I YouTubed it. If I read about anything I always look it up and see what’s going on. I didn’t practice. That was from memory. Me going, ‘I think it’s like this’.”

The actress also spoke out to defend Cyrus, whose racy antics have drawn criticism since she overhauled her ‘nice girl’ image last year (13), adding, “I did a chat show with her three or four years ago and I was so impressed with her. She’s so smart. Brilliant, clever girl. And confident. I was a huge fan immediately. I love her ‘F**k you’ attitude.”

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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