Dame Helen Mirren has spoken! In a new Budweiser Super Bowl commercial, the legendary actress tears into the ‘oxygen-wasting, human form of pollution’ that chooses to drive drunk. And that’s not all she has to say so click to watch the rest!
Lesson One: don’t ever get on Helen Mirren’s bad side. The 70-year-old star of The Queen will not only trash you, she’ll do it in a fancy British accent — and that makes it so much worse. Helen shows off her destructive skills in a brand new Super Bowl ad by completely demolishing any fool who dares to drive drunk.
“Hello. I’m Helen Mirren, a notoriously frank and uncensored British lady,” the actress says at the start of the Budweiser commercial set to air during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. The ad, titled “Simply Put,” continues with the regal Helen delivering a smackdown on drunk drivers that’s worthy of Queen Elizabeth, 89, herself.
“If you drive drunk, you — simply put — are a short sighted, utterly useless, oxygen wasting, human form of pollution,” says Helen. “A Darwin-award deserving, selfish coward. If your brain was donated to science, science would return it.”
Dang, Helen! Don’t hold anything back. However, considering how serious drunk driving is, Helen’s response seems pretty on point. Budweiser agrees, which is why they’re launching the #GiveADamn campaign to encourage drinkers to protect their lives and the lives of others by staying off the road.
“We can all agree that driving drunk is a very bad idea, yet people still do it. If we’re able to make one person think twice and not get behind the wheel, then this campaign has done its job,” said Brian Perkins, vice president of Budweiser. The company has also launched StandWithBud.com, which provides people with the most convenient transportation options based on their locations, from taxis to car services (which also includes discount codes, where permissible.) Thanks, Budweiser!
Will Helen’s touch of British class (and British sass) win her the Best Super Bowl Commercial award? She has to compete with Drake remixing “Hotline Bling,” a herd of sheep covering of a Queen song and a bunch of Super Bowl babies belting out Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose.” While Helen doesn’t sing in her commercial, her voice is sweet as music – even when she’s cussing people out.
What did you think of Helen’s Super Bowl commercial, HollywoodLifers?