James Marsden kisses celebrity crush Helen Mirren: take a number?


James Mardsen is currently starring as a robot on the white hot hit Westworld. I don’t have HBO so I haven’t seen it, sorry, otherwise I’d elaborate much more about the show and his role. Instead, I’ll talk about James promoting Westworld on the talk show circuit. While on The Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday, James, much like the visitors of Westworld, got to live out his wildest fantasy: kissing fellow guest Helen Mirren. James admitted to a massive crush on her that led to him once stalking Dame Helen at an airport. He even went as far as to take a photo of her (and inadvertently her husband Taylor Hacksford) as they walked in front of him. Because of this James claimed to have hid from Helen backstage out of embarrassment. But Ellen wasn’t having it so she called Helen on stage to come meet him:

Pretty much the sole reason I posted that video was to talk about that skirt Dame Helen is wearing. My gawd but I’m madly in love with it. It moves gloriously and looks just as good stationary. You can see photos here. I am working on an ID, as soon as I have one, I’ll pass it along.

Anyway, we know that Dame Helen is a flirt who loves kissing people so this was probably her idea. The best part is when she exits in the wrong direction and James takes off after her Enchanted-style. He’s cute. I know his personal life is messy but I do enjoy him.

Too bad James went on Stephen Colbert last week or they could have compared Dame Helen kisses. Instead, they compared high school yearbook photos, which, of course, is the next best thing. James had a most unfortunate mullet and the same wide, toothy grin. As I said, I enjoy James, but he is definitely working the “aw-shucks” thing. Colbert mentioned that GQ awarded him The World’s Handsomest Man as did some other interviews I read. So I looked it up to see who he beat out. Nobody. It was just the byline for his October cover story. And yet, it snuck into a number of interviews so he could look down, embarrassed, and shrug it off. He’s also being asked, once again, about turning down Magic Mike. Inevitably, the interviewer will show a shirtless shot of James o explain why MM wanted him. To which James responds like he can’t believe he walked into that – again. I see you, James.




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  1. Josefina says:

    I’m not too familiar with his personal life, but I’ve always found him very underrated. He’s a great actor and seems pretty cool.

  2. LizLemonGotMarried says:

    Criss Cross!!! OMG I loved him so much on 30 Rock I used Liz’s song about marrying him here and Jezebel. But yeah, his personal life is shady as hell. *sigh*

  3. M says:

    Westworld is such a great show!

    • Angelica says:

      I agree! Celebitchy should cover it…I just got HBO now for free for the first month then I’ll have to pay $14.99, lol. Give it a shot, please, because it’s reaaalllyy good. I’m rewatching it now until the finale on Sunday.

  4. GingerCrunch says:

    Gonna go spend the day pinning “Helen Mirren style”!

  5. Bex says:

    God that skirt really is fantastic. And her hair with that lipstick! I have as big a crush on her as James and Stephen do.

  6. burnsie says:

    Omg, honking HARD for James Marsden!! I’ve had a crush on him since the mid-90s

  7. Angelica says:

    I love James Marsden. Funny thing, I was watching Dancing With The Stars a couple of weeks back and developed a big crush on Gleb and couldn’t put my finger on why, but I figured it out! He reminds me of James Marsden with his cheekbones and toothy grin. Swoon! Also, Helen Mirren somehow made yet another piece of clothing that would’ve looked like trash on a Kardashian, look classy. I wanna be her when I grow up!

  8. Lisa says:

    I might be a terrible person (or just Scottish), but Helen Mirren does zilch for me. It’s not even about her looks; I just don’t really dig her.

    • spidey says:

      I have a feeling Dame Helen’s opinion would be a little different.

    • kay says:

      i fell for her after seeing her in a movie called “delicatessan” (spelling is wrong, lol, sorry).
      there is something sublime about her, through my eyes 🙂
      and it does not make you terrible, scottish lisa, it just means you see her with different eyes.
      happy tuesday!

  9. Paige says:

    My best friend was in the same class in HS as “Jimmy” Marsden. She says that he seemed nice and normal and that his mom was one of the lunch ladies there at PC North. Im inclined to believe the aww-shucks persona is genuine. But, yeah his personal life is a bummer.

  10. LilyT says:

    I’m meh on James. I’m jealous because I want to kiss Helen Mirren too!

  11. Ari says:

    That video gave me LIFE!

  12. Jane says:

    I cannot see the video. It says it is no longer available. 🙁