Helen Mirren v. Catherine Zeta-Jones: who looked more regal at the ‘Red 2′ premiere?

Here are some nice photos from last night’s LA premiere of Red 2: No One Asked For This Sequel. Don’t get me wrong, I actually liked the first movie. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, and part of me would really like to see Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis in a genuine romantic comedy together, just because they really do “pop” on screen. But the sequel looks like utter nonsense. I don’t understand why Catherine Zeta-Jones needs to interject herself into these sequels. Blah.

As for the fashion… I was going to start out with Zeta and what I think she might have done to her face, but I didn’t want to get yelled at by all the Zeta-defenders. So let me start with Helen Mirren, who is amazing always. Helen wore this green Elie Saab which would have been boring on Jennifer Lopez, but on Helen it looks regal and perfect. I love Helen’s hair these days too – such a cute little pageboy for an older gal.

Mary-Louise Parker in silver Memeka by Gustavo Cadile. I think the dress is cute (kind of too “young” for her, but cute). I don’t understand why she’s so hunched over though. Is she mocking Kristen Stewart?

Here’s Zeta in Maria Lucia Hohan. I’m sorry, but she’s had work done and it’s been recent too.

And here’s Bruce, Emma Heming and John Malkovich. God, I love Malky.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. mkyarwood says:

    Helen looks amazing. I want her ring!

  2. HappyMom says:

    I think Bruce Willis’ wife always looks gorgeous and classic.

  3. Rachel says:

    MLP is hunching because if she stands up straight, we’re all going to see her hooha.

    Helen looks amazing… as always. Take note, ladies. This is how it’s done.

    CZJ has Joker lips. The corner of her lips are curling up. Hopefully that will settle… She’s a beautiful woman. I know the industry probably makes her feel like she needs to mess with her face, but she really doesn’t. As evidence, I refer you back to Exhibit A- Helen Mirren.

  4. FLORC says:

    Helen is flawless. And I love how the guys are wearing white suits!

  5. K-MAC says:

    Why do you have to refer to Helen Mirren as an “older gal?” Really? Can’t you just say she looks amazing without adding that tag? Helen Mirren looks incredible!

    • JL says:

      Agreed! Older woman. Pha-leez the standards in the nursery for babies with “class” went up the day she was born.

      As my mum says…

      Classy is Classy and Trashy is Trashy. Class wins every time.

    • Thiajoka says:

      I can’t speak for anyone else, but since I mentioned her as aging gracefully and being sexy I can explain why I brought it up. First, I’m almost 50 myself and it’s an inspiration to someone hitting the high end of middle age to have a celebrity to admire who is older but is amazing without the trappings that most much younger actresses feel the need to engage in.

      Truly, in this day and time when people start botoxing in their 30′s and getting surgery by their 40′s, seeing someone like Helen Mirren who simply takes care of herself and knows how to style herself and is secure without looking phony is admirable.

      And even if she did tweak a bit, and I don’t know if she did or not, she found someone who did it well so that it looks very natural and didn’t go overboard with it.

      So. That’s why her age is likely mentioned–because she is an inspiration and a fine example.

  6. tracking says:

    MLP looks more tweaked than CZJ to me; the latter actually looks like she’s showing her age more. Of course–agree with Rachel–Dame Helen shows them all how it’s done. (were Willis and Malky going for a twins-y look?)

  7. JL says:

    Mirren looks incredible, Zeta-Jones does too. It’s not one or the other, it’s the master and the protege. Zeta-Jones WANTS to look like that and be that classy in time.

    Now MLP needs to take some lessons from Mirren.

  8. Anna says:

    Gosh these people are old. Sorry. I feel old now. Dame Helen looks AMAZEBALLS per usual. Catherine’s work should be better – she can afford it.

  9. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    CZJ you break my heart. I so loved her in Zorro, Traffic and Chicago. Now I could not even pick her out of line up as the same person. Why, Catherine, why??

  10. lenje says:

    I love seeing Bruce Willis here. He looks so… relaxed and peaceful, if you know what I mean (no pun on the white outfit).

  11. lisa says:

    i think HM and CZJ both look great

    meanwhile MLP has no neck

  12. Agnes says:

    Helen looks amazing as always

  13. Ginger says:

    I LOVE Helen, she is a goddess! I will watch the film just for her. Every time I see her I take notes on how to look fantastic when I’m the same age.

  14. RHONYC says:

    Mount Saint HELEN!!! the ring. the clutch. her waist. i die! *faints* 8O

    CZJ’s dress reminds me of the frock VBecks during the ’12 Olympics.

    hawt! ;-)

  15. d says:

    Helen. NO CONTEST.
    Bruce looks like he’s had some really good weed and is cruising merrily but calmly along into the outer stratosphere (not judging).

  16. Ruyana says:

    Sorry, Bruce. Not a fan of the white suit. You look like you’re selling ice cream.

  17. Lisa says:

    Helen looks fantastic, love the earrings. MLP seems to dress inappropriately young a lot. She seems to be trying too hard. Agreed CZJ had recent work done.

  18. Stubbylove says:

    Helen is perfect and LOVE MALKY! Can’t wait to see this movie.

  19. Ashling says:

    Helen Mirren is a sexy lady. She has kept her body in really great shape.

  20. BW says:

    I thought Malkovich and Willis were the same person the first time I looked at the photos, and then I realized Willis wasn’t wearing a tie.

  21. serena says:

    I think CZJ looks fantastic and really elegant and chic. Maybe she had some fillers but that’s all about it.

  22. Shelby says:

    She looks great, I read that she wore 6 inch platform heels with that dress, wow!

  23. Alarmjaguar says:

    I just appreciate the guys bringing it with their suits. Very summery, very nice.

  24. mar says:

    all of the women look fantastic- but Helen Mirren is the classiest dame around- she will ALWAYS win!

  25. Isabelle says:

    Helen’s body is out of this world. She looks gorgeous.

  26. Emily C. says:

    It’s unfair to compare anyone else, woman or man, to Helen Mirren. She will always win. Besides, it’s not a contest. Helen and all the other women there can look great.

    Not that I think Catherine does. Okay, she looks great, but that dress is silly.

  27. aurelia says:

    Bloody hell, helen M looks gorgeous. That dress on her body is a materpiece.

    Its quite the compliment for a woman of a certain age to still be seen as sexy and well, totally relevant.

    Props to helen.

    Catherine used to be so exotic and pretty. Give her credit for fab hair though. It at least is back to its former glory.

    Agreed, willis’s wife always looks classy and well put together.

  28. DreamyK says:

    My god Helen is gorgeous. She wins all day, every day. DAMN GURL.

  29. Bex says:

    Love Helen to bits. I can barely recognize CZJ in the face compared to her youth. She looks kind of pinched or something. Sad. :(

  30. Thiajoka says:

    Dame Helen got this one hands down. Man, she is the epitome of how to age gracefully and still be sexy and true to yourself.

  31. Nicolette says:

    Just looked at Dlisted, and you have to see the shoes she’s wearing underneath that dress!

  32. Jennifer12 says:

    Zeta cannot deal with aging; it’s obvious. Looks awful. Helen Mirren was a sex symbol in her younger years and she accepts aging and looks fantastic. Malkovich- how does he stay sexy? He does, though. And Bruce Willis’ wife is understated elegance. I know she’s one of Brandi’s best friends, so I hope she starts looking to her for fashion inspiration.