Helen Mirren and Jimmy Fallon Play Mirren, Mirren
Posted on August 5, 2014
Helen Mirren was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Helen is will reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the Broadway version of The Audience, which has been huge hit in London. The show follows the reign of the Queen from 1952 to the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and focuses her weekly confidential meetings with the British prime minister at Buckingham Palace.Jimmy and Helen did a little sketch calle "Mirren, Mirren" in which Helen is the magic mirror from Snow White which would answer the Evil Queen's questions. Here she is dressed as a queen while Jimmy asks questions such as what she thinks about legalizing marijuana and what her dream job would be.
Jimmy is dressed in Renaissance era garb with a pageboy wig and looks absolutely ridiculous. As for his British accent? He asked Helen later if his accent had gotten any better and she kindly told him that it was absolutely awful. Jimmy asked the mirror what she thinks of Fifty Shades of Grey. She replied, "The whips and chains are not my style, but who doesn't love a jolly good spanking once in a while?" As for her dream job, well, it's not what you might be expecting. Helen later noted that the queen costume she wore did not appear to have been cleaned since her last visit. It's a very funny bit. Take a look: