Helen Mirren has said she finds social media distasteful and intrusive.

The 68-year-old actress told Hello magazine when asked if she has a Twitter profile, "No, I'm not a social media person. It's not that it upsets me, that's not the right word, but I find it distasteful. But I see it as a great tool politically and obviously it's a great marketing tool."

She continued to say that she once had a Facebook page, "Well, I did – I went on Facebook for about 24 hours because I have young members of my family and I travel a lot and I wanted to be in touch. But I found very rapidly – literally within 24 hours – that I just found it so intrusive and I didn't want strangers wanting to become my friends. I just didn't want that. There was something really scary about it and I didn't like it at all."