We don't need anyone to convince us that Helen Mirren is one of the greatest individuals out there, but even we were surprised at her willingness to participate in some of Jimmy Fallon's shenanigans on The Tonight Show last night.
When Jimmy asked if the actress (who is currently playing Queen Elizabeth in The Audience on Broadway) would be willing to suck some helium from a balloon, she totally complied—not before throwing out an inadvertent innuendo and a more deliberate farting joke, natch. (Have we mentioned that she's awesome?)
Try to take this Dame, Oscar winner, and acting legend seriously when her voice is about five octaves higher:
Really, the only way this could ever be better is if that were Queen Elizabeth herself.
Of course, the entertainment didn't end there—Mirren also spoke about her adventures on the New York City subway, because even with her icon status, she is still a woman of the people and takes public transportation frequently. Specifically, she touched on manspreading (the worst) before making a very guilt-ridden admission—one that she said she would "take to her death bed"—that she accidentally got a man kicked off of her train. See why:
We hope that poor guy watched this last night, and that he's feeling pretty good about his act of chivalry right now. Because at the end of the day, receiving an epic shoutout from Dame Helen Mirren definitely trumps getting forcibly removed from the smelly NYC subway by the MTA.
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