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Helen Mirren: The Queen Gets Immortalized

Helen Mirren

I finally met Her Royal Highness Queen Helen Mirren last Thursday! I know I know she’s not the real queen but there certainly was a royal feel to her presence. Like you hear trumpets playing in your ears as she walks. And British soldiers marching. And the gates of the castle opening. I think I’m hallucinating, I should get help. Having played the role of three different queens in her career, it’s not unusual for people to associate her name to the role of Her Majesty.

It was a glorious day in Hollywood as we witnessed her name immortalized on the Walk of Fame. She has won 4 BAFTAs, 3 Golden Globes, an Academy Award, 4 Emmy Awards, and 2 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards (thank you Wikipedia!). With those achievements, one can say that this ceremony should have been done ages ago!

As usual, the event was packed.

Media Pit

Media Pit

Here are the list of wonderful peeps who never fail to deliver us the freshest news all the time. *clap clap*

Press List

Press List

Nope. I’m not one of those guys who deliver the freshest news. My blog is three days late. I doubt if anyone will ever get to read this. Ha.

The ceremony started with Leron Gubler introducing Dame Helen Mirren.

Leron Gubler

Guest speakers were film director/producer John Turtletaub (National Treasure: Book of Secrets)…

Jon Turtletaub

…who at one point mistakenly referred to her as Helen Hunt

Jon Turtletaub

…and author/playwright/producer/screenwriter/director David Mamet.

David Mamet

She was given a certificate from the city of LA and the ceremonial loaf of bread.

Helen Mirren

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now how cool her purse was.

Helen Mirren

Here’s her speech courtesy of telegraphtv:

 

 

The Majestic Pose, ladies and gentlemen.

Helen Mirren

And the Royal Kiss with husband Taylor Hackford (director of Devil’s Advocate, current president of the Directors Guild of America)

Helen Mirren & Taylor Hackford Kiss

Dame Helen Mirren gets star number 2,488. For those of you who would like to see her star, it’s right in front of Pig ‘N Whistle Restaurant at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

And before I go, here’s my picture with the queen *play trumpets*

Helen Mirren

 

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