“The Queen” star Helen Mirren received the 2,488th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, joking about how she would enjoy being so close to actor Colin Firth’s star.
The 67-year-old actress, who looked ageless and gorgeous at the ceremony, was accompanied by her husband Taylor Hackford and his two sons.
Mirren, who won an Academy award for her portrayal of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in “The Queen” jokingly stated, “I couldn’t be prouder and more happy that I’m actually going to finally lie next to Colin Firth, something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time!
“Well I’m very pleased and proud and I think it’s very good for the British monarchy that here on Hollywood Boulevard, the king and the queen are going to actually sleep together, for the rest of history.”
Helen Mirren received an introduction by director/writer David Mamet that heaped praise on the “Hitchcock” star.
Mamet said, “Helen’s performances reap higher praise than being praised, they’re loved. And by one who’s had the absolute kick of working with her, I want to say as Rupert Brooke said, somewhere there will be a little piece of foreign ground that is always a bit of England, and that’s right there.”
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