By InStyle Staff
Apr 02, 2015 @ 12:14 pm
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No pain, no gain when it comes to working out? Not according to Helen Mirren.

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The Oscar winner, 69, has what we certainly hope is the formula to looking incredible forever in a bikini.

"Buy yourself a fabulous workout outfit," she says. "Put it on and do four sit ups and take it off and get in the shower."

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Okay, she's joking – a little.

"My thing with exercise is start really easy, just so you only do three sit ups, you know?" she says in an interview featured in this week's issue of PEOPLE. "Then do four next week and the next week do five. Start really easy."

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Mirren, whose new movie, Woman in Gold with Ryan Reynolds, opened Wednesday, says she is too busy to work out these days since she is now starring in The Audience on Broadway, playing Queen Elizabeth II.

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