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Dame Helen Mirren believes women are under too much pressure to look good.

The Oscar-winning actress thinks it's unfair that female stars are given such a hard time by fashion critics to look perfect on the red carpet and she admits it's a challenge picking the right outfit to wear to high-profile events.

She told Graham Norton on his chat show: "There is a lot of pressure about the gown.

"It's very unfair on us girls, it's uncomfortable and stress-making and then they tell you, 'You look crap'."

'The Queen' star - who shared a kiss with Hollywood hunk Paul Rudd on the program - also spoke about filming love scenes and said she finds them particularly difficult.

"It is so technical it becomes a mathematical thing to be worked out," she said.

However the 43-year-old actor disagreed, saying filming intimate scenes has been the highlight of his career so far.

Speaking about his role in 'How Do You Know' he said: "The most kisses I've had in a movie was with Jack Nicholson where we played a loving father and son. It was one of the greatest moments of my life."

The West Australian

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