Helen Mirren on Michelle Yeoh's historic Oscar win: 'I’ve seen the culture change'

Helen Mirren is thrilled at Michelle Yeoh's Oscar win. Photos: AP and AFP

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh's acceptance speech at the Oscars is still reverberating around the world.

On Sunday night, the 60-year-old became the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar and on the podium, she reminded women the world over: "Ladies, don't let anybody tell you you are ever past your prime."

At the premiere of Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, four-time Oscar winner Helen Mirren, who stars in the Shazam sequel, was thrilled at Yeoh's victory at the Oscars.

The 77-year-old British actress said: “I’ve seen the culture change. There was very much the attitude, especially in the film world, that at 30, maybe 35, a woman’s career was over. It’s so different now and I just love it!“

Mirren's co-star Lucy Liu echoed her sentiment: "Michelle was right."

In Fury Of The Gods, Mirren and Liu, play sisters Hespera and Kalypso, respectively, the villains opposite Zachary Levi's Shazam.

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