Mirren honoured with Hasty Pudding award

Last updated 14:35 31/01/2014

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Helen Mirren has been honoured as woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, twerking as part of the traditional spoof roast on Thursday.

Mirren at first tried to sign the word "twerk," then let slip a curse word and danced. She said she's tried to twerk privately in her bedroom and having to do it in public was humiliating.

She also joked that being honoured by Prince Charles as Dame of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace didn't come anywhere close to getting the ceremonial Hasting Pudding pot at Harvard. The festivities also included a parade.

Mirren, 68, won the 2007 best actress Oscar for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen and has been nominated on three other occasions. She also appeared in Age of Consent, Gosford Park and The Madness of King George.

She said she'd still like to play the powerful 18th century Russian monarch, Catherine The Great.

Mirren said she's rooting for 12 Years A Slave at this year's Oscars.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe. It annually honours performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment. Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will be honoured as man of the year February 7.

Last year's winners were Marion Cotillard and Kiefer Sutherland.

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