Helen Mirren is flattered that you think she looks like Keanu’s new girlfriend

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This is Helen Mirren slaying it in a formfitting bright yellow Brandon Maxwell gown at the premiere of The Good Liar, which is out this week and costars Ian McKellen. I just saw the trailer and it looks so good! Ian plays a romance scam artist who targets Helen’s character for her wealth. I hope it ends with Helen turning the tables on him, or maybe there’s a cool twist and she was playing him all along. I’m here for this romance thriller.

One of the big stories last week was that Keanu Reeves premiered his lovely age-appropriate girlfriend, a 46-year-old artist named Alexandra Grant who bears more than a passing resemblance to Helen Mirren. In fact many of you said that you thought Alexandra was Helen when you first saw her photo. Kaiser and I talked about that on the podcast this week (that’s at 9:30!) and we agreed that it’s a great compliment to be compared to Helen Mirren. Helen was asked about this on the red carpet for The Good Liar and she said it was a compliment that Keanu’s girlfriend was compared to her, and that she knew him from when he worked with her husband on The Devil’s Advocate in 1997.

“I saw that,” Mirren said… “That was very flattering on me, you know, because she’s obviously lovely.”

While the pair aren’t dating — in fact, Mirren has been married to director Taylor Hackford for 22 years — the Oscar winner does know Reeves, and has nothing but love for the the John Wick star.

“I do know Keanu very well. He did a film with my husband and he is just the most adorable, lovely person,” Mirren said, referring to the 1997 horror thriller The Devil’s Advocate. “So she’s a lucky girl and I’m sure that he’s a lucky boy.”

[From ET Online]

That was cute the way Helen said Keanu and his new girlfriend were both lucky. ET has a brief video with Helen’s response and with a background of Keanu and Alexandra’s relationship. There are photos of them together dating back years and Keanu is looking at her like he completely adores her.

Ooh I found that photo!!
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This was just an excuse to write about Helen Mirren and Keanu Reeves. Also to imagine Keanu in love. That gives me the feels.

Here’s the trailer for The Good Liar!


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  1. Nicegirl says:

    Keanu in love 🥰

  2. BayTampaBay says:

    To Queen Helen of the island nation of Fuckinfantastica: I bow my head with an extra-deep curtsy!

  3. Alexandria says:

    I’m just so happy for him.

  4. Xi Tang says:

    I might be the only one but I can not stand Helen Mirren. Helpppp😩

  5. Jess says:

    It makes me so happy that he’s happy! I know he was content being single and he was never really “sad Keanu”, but still, glad he has someone to share his life with. It’s sad that we’re all shocked by a famous man dating a woman his age, but it also confirms that he’s just as awesome as we thought he was, makes me respect him even more.

    And yes she does look like Helen, both gorgeous!

    • DiegoInSF says:

      She’s almost a decade younger, she’s not his age.

      • Jerusha says:

        Nine years is a big deal when it’s 18 and 27, nothing at all when it’s 46 and 55.

      • DiegoInSF says:

        Jerusha, agreed, but they’re still not the same age.

      • Jerusha says:

        When you’ve got 65 yo Quaid and his 26 yo fiancee and 44 yo Leo and his 22 yo model, KR and AG are basically the same age. Lits of people seem to want Keanu to be as shallow as his peers, but he’s just not that way.

      • Jess says:

        Damn he’s mid 50’s?!? Lol, did not know that.

      • Carina says:

        I’ll never understand ppl who think a decade is a ‘significant’ age difference when the people are Much older, like in their 40s/50s/60s etc. it’s not like when you’re way younger and a decade is a gap worthy of consideration at least (tho TONS of ppl do just fine).

        I am so happy for Keanu ❤️❤️❤️

      • The Recluse says:

        They’re both Gen-X, so there isn’t much of an age difference in the greater scheme of things.
        Gen-X as defined by Douglas Coupland’s novel in the 90’s and The Fourth Turning by Straus and Howe.

  6. DiegoInSF says:

    It’s a compliment to Alexandra, not so sure it’s one to Helen. 💁🏼‍♂️

  7. Jerusha says:

    Helen is a class act. I’ve followed AG’s IG for several years. If you haven’t already, you should check it out. Her warmth and personality come through. You ‘ll find it easy to see why Keanu is attracted.

  8. Ceecu33 says:

    They look very much alike like doppelgängers even…..

    • Alyse says:

      Yeah I think it’s the hair colour + face/feature shape + facial expression….

      Though obv Helen is a lot older (shows in skin) not at all in a shady way, just a real life, older lady funnily enough looks older way

  9. Detritus says:

    Alexandra has such kindness in her face, and sticking by someone while they heal, that takes strength and patience. They are both very lucky to have found each other at the right time. I can see the resemblance, but it’s the face blind kind of resemblance, where it’s just hair and makeup and general body type.

  10. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Ooooh! I cannot wait to see this film!!

  11. Andrea says:

    It is refreshing that she doesn’t dye her hair. I am 38 and obsessed with dyeing my hair, but it is refreshing he is dating someone who doesn’t.

  12. Monette says:

    Oh, the trailer looks promising. I like movies about older people romance. One of my favorite movies is “It’s complicated” with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
    I’ve seen it many many times.

    • Jerusha says:

      You should check out I’ll See You in My Dreams with Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott for a good, older couple romance.

  13. DaisySharp says:

    Of course it’s a compliment to Helen, she’s 30 years this woman’s senior! I’d feel terrible if I was this woman though. I don’t know anyone thinks this is a compliment. It’s honestly so rude. To tell a woman she looks that much like a woman 3 decades her senior. Honestly, you guys would have to throw down if you did this to me to my face. I’m not kidding! I’d be like, alright, let’s go, I’ll show you who’s a geriatric!

  14. LuvelyGal says:

    I’m sorry but they haven’t been dating for that long and from the outside it looks like they’re a PR couple. Last year, they were spotted together only twice. Having business together makes this relationship look extremely unprofessional and unethical, especially after the me too movement.

    She’s not an accomplished artist. She was sued by Cartier over a patent and she lost.

    Alexandra is a very unattractive woman and so far she’s only dated women.

    • Soupie says:

      Your first paragraph is laughable or at least questionable since at least 50% of relationships are PR in Hollywood. As for your comment about it being unprofessional… huh? Since when is mixing business with pleasure unprofessional if two people enjoy each other’s company??

      I know this is a gossip site but your comment that she is unattractive seems a bit cruel and unnecessary. Most people in Hollywood/the entertainment industry work behind the scenes and are completely normal looking people who arent cosmetic surgeried to the hilt. I know. I grew up and spent many years of my adult life living and working in L.A., Westwood, Santa Monica, etc. It ain’t glamorous from the outside looking in. And I wouldn’t expect a guy like Keanu to go for anyone BUT someone who is normal and down to earth looking.

      PS many women who date(ed) only women end up partnered or married to men – not that these two will or should.

      Quite frankly, the tone of your comments makes it seem like you have an axe to grind.