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Oscar winner Helen Mirren ‘twerks’ at Harvard

Oscar winner Helen Mirren ‘twerks’ at Harvard

TWERK IT: Actress Helen Mirren "twerks" onstage during her roast as woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 30. Photo: Associated Press

Helen Mirren thrilled students at Harvard University in Massachusetts when she agreed to show off her best “twerk” while she was honored as the 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year on Thursday.

The Oscar winner was paraded around the campus in Cambridge in a convertible alongside Hasty Pudding Theatricals members dressed in drag.

She then hit an outdoor stage for a career tribute, during which she was asked if she knew how to “twerk” like Miley Cyrus.

The 68-year-old confessed to trying the sexy dance more in her bedroom, adding, “It was absolutely humiliating”.

But, always game, the actress bent over and shook her backside to the delight of the crowd.

She also agreed to answer a series of bizarre questions, including one from a student who asked if she could beat up Meryl Streep in a fight.

She replied, “Meryl would win, definitely. She’s bigger, stronger and mentally stronger than I am.”

Next week, “How I Met Your Mother” actor Neil Patrick Harris will get his turn to be feted at Harvard as he will be honored as the male recipient of the 2014 Hasty Pudding Award.

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