Sunday June 18, 2017

Helen Mirren on how to live a happy life

Actress Helen Mirren attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Great Wall' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on February 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

Actress Helen Mirren attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Great Wall' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on February 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

When Dame Helen Mirren gave the commencement speech to the class of 2017, at Tulane University in New Orleans recently, she was anything but staid.

At times impish and irreverent, her words shone with hopeful advice — and some rules, which she shared with the graduates.

She calls them, Helen Mirren's Five Rules for a Happy Life.