Video Games

Fit After 50: Helen Mirren Advertises New Wii Fit Plus Game

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Okay, Helen Mirren is not exactly selling her body - but the 65-year-old actress was paid $1 million  to advertise a keep fit video game.

What did Mirren have to do for $1M worth of work? Two days of shooting commercials for the Wii Fit Plus title, which encourages owners of Nintendo’s motion-controlled console to shed the pounds from the comfort of their own home.

The company is looking to target people over 50 to the game, and thought Mirren's physique would be the perfect 'fit' for the job.

“Nintendo insisted they wanted Helen and no one else,” a source said. “They wanted an older, more attractive woman to show that the Wii isn’t just for children.”

The game allows users to undertake a variety of exercises including yoga and aerobics, and sets individuals' weight loss goals as well as telling you your BMI.

In the TV advert Helen is seen using the game and praising the amount of exercises available, saying,

“You need never get bored, as every day you can tailor a new workout.”

Shoot, anyone want to pay me $1M for my bod?....No, not in that way.