Helen Mirren on Russell Brand: “We are best…we’re really close friends”


As I’ve said before, I love the idea of Helen Mirren and Russell Brand together. Both are now married, but that doesn’t mean a star-crossed love affair isn’t fully in the works. Honestly, both Russell and Helen seem to “get” each other more than their respective partners do, and Katy Perry better watch her ass. If the battle is coming down between Helen and Katy, I’m putting my money on Helen every time. Anyway, Helen and Russell have done lots of coupley things already, and what consistently surprises me is how blasé everyone is about it. If they were the same age, I think everyone would be all “Katy Perry better keep an eye on her husband, and Taylor Hackford better watch his ass.” But because of the age difference, most people are like “Oh, cute, he thinks she’s his mom.” Wrong! Russell wants to get in Helen’s knickers. And I think Helen would be up for it. Just check out this new interview:

It’s no secret that Dame Helen Mirren and Russell Brand, 35, got close while filming their upcoming comedy, Arthur. Very close. The Oscar winner, 65, even admits that the comedian, who wed singer Katy Perry in October, gave him a pair of his underwear.

“I am going to have them framed!” Mirren joked to UsMagazine.com at the Producers Guild Awards Saturday. “And put them over my bed!”

The actress added that she’s still close with Brand — who once Tweeted a picture of her giving him a bath.

“We are best…we’re really close friends,” she told Us. “I wear the safety pin that he gave me around my neck all the time!”

And it seems Brand is equally smitten with the acting legend, whom he also starred with in 2010′s The Tempest.

“I continue to be fascinated and infatuated with her and the more time I spend with her and the more I get to know her, the more the fascination increases,” he told Us last year. “She is an incredible woman.”

[From Us Weekly]

They sound like they’re star-crossed lovers. No joke. When Helen says “We are best…we’re really close friends” do you think she was about to call Russell her “best friend”? I do. Also – “I wear the safety pin that he gave me around my neck all the time!” Aw…how cute is that? Russell gave her a safety pin and she treasures it and keeps it near her heart all the time? That’s it. I actively want Helen and Russell to leave their spouses and enter into a torrid love affair. If they haven’t already.




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  1. April says:

    They do seem rather lovey, don’t they. Sweet. Very sweet.

  2. lilibet1 says:

    Awwww bless, you even found pics of her with said safety pin swinging around her neck!

    If they weren’t both already paired off I’d be wishing them together!

  3. lolwut says:

    I think I’d take Mirren over Katy any day. You know Mirren at least has personality and something to talk about.

  4. Quest says:

    Hmmm. Russell seems kinda freaky and somehow Helen seems that that she would be down with anything Russell throws at her. I’m liking the pairing for some reason.

  5. KLO says:

    They look awesome together. And I think if there was not such a huge age difference, they’de be on it already.
    Helen Mirren is a badass, she even has a tattoo (from back when only sailors and convicts had them).

  6. Jaded says:

    How could he have married such a vapid creature? I guess he’s got the best of both worlds now – a young, busty little pop tart to assuage his randy male ego and the incomparable Helen Mirren who appears to be his soul mate!

  7. Hollowdoll says:

    That would be awesome if they got together, no offense to Mirren’s husband. I doubt Katy would even notice.

  8. k says:

    @ Jaded: I’m not a Katy Perry fan, but I’m fairly sure that vapidity is an act.

  9. BW says:

    I call shenanigans. Russell Brand does not own underwear.

  10. Sandy says:

    That is one of the most vile looking men I have ever seen. DOn’t get it.

  11. dread pirate cuervo says:

    They’re definitely boning.

  12. OtherChris says:

    Awww, that makes him almost sound interesting. Darn it. I don’t want to like him.

  13. Lee says:

    So great to see them together. She’s legendary and awesome, and he doesn’t get enough credit for being a pretty cool guy. He totally owns his quirkiness, and isn’t afraid to skewer his image. Just saw “Get Him to the Greek”, and he’s thoroughly likable and totally funny.

  14. anti says:

    i don’t know if i’d like if my partner was giving his undies and someone was wearing a token from him all the time.

    it’s endearing, though.

  15. Mitzi says:

    Hmmmm. Serial shagger -v- Smouldering Sex Siren. Tsss. He could try laughing her into bed!! The chemistry here is like molten lava. Mind you, if she went for it, she’s gonna need that safety pin for the nappy he’d need. (That’s daiper to you, American friends).
    He’s a very naughty boy and he must be punished…

  16. Nanea says:

    I get how they are really best… friends!

    I can feel the sparks flying out of the monitor in front of me!

  17. bluhare says:

    Hey, Helen was a wild one when she was younger. Caligula, anyone?

    Love her, and I really like him. Kaiser, I think you should have a “Guys We Hate To Admit We Think Are Hot” piece one day. Brand would be mine.

  18. hairball says:

    I love Helen Mirren!

    Of course he’d find her a lot more interesting then Katy Perry, that’s for sure.

  19. Feebee says:

    I don’t for a second think anything is actually happening but I do think they’re great friends are are enjoying making comments they know people (like us) are going to be all over. They both have wicked senses of humour and know the value of publicity for their movie.

    Having said that, I also believe that had they not been committed to other people the probability of them getting it on is very high.

  20. bluhare says:

    If Hugh Hefner can flaunt his 60 year younger fiancee, I say go for it Russell/Helen!! If you both weren’t married that is.

  21. REALIST says:

    Reading “My Booky Wook” right now. Russell has an amazing vocabulary and has obviously read the Bard and the classics-he’s very bright! I gather that Katy is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I just don’t get the attraction–except physical, but Russell can be attracted physically to LOTS of women.
    But Helen-smart, sexy, consistently great actress-she and Russell have so much in common-their interests and talents could feed off each other so they would never get bored with each other.
    Soul mates, definitely-go for it..

  22. JenJen says:

    This explains the horrible pic he posted of Katy on the web. Hope she got a pre-nup!

  23. jaye E says:

    I think that Katy Perry is far sharper than her image would lead us to believe. She seems like a really shrewd business woman and I doubt very seriously that a man like Russell Brand would marry a twit.

  24. Dingles says:

    THIS MUST HAPPEN. It’s so insane that it makes perfect sense. I want to see these two make out in public and walk down the street with their hands in each others’ back pockets. These pictures make me so happy, lol.

  25. gg says:

    gross. She’s a great actress but either one of them naked is not of interest to me.

  26. Chris says:

    If you cover up his hair, he looks like white Barack Obama. Look at the first pic… it’s uncanny.

  27. malina says:

    How funny the world is. Because of the age difference they are allowed to evolve their relationship in a way that normally wouldn’t be accepted. It does seem that they are CLOSE indeed…

  28. Emily says:

    God, I’d leave Katy for Helen in a heartbeat. I can totally see him doing that, but I don’t think Helen would leave or cheat on her husband. But who knows, maybe they have an open marriage?

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