Dame Helen Mirren arrived at the premiere of ‘Catherine the Great’ in the most extra way possible.
The 74-year-old actress was carried down the red carpet in an ornate, glass litter - complete with velvet interior - by four strapping men dressed in outfits fitting of the period drama.
After safely touching down on the red carpet, one of the men opened the door and helped Dame Helen out to greet her
In an entrance fit for the Queen that she is, the Oscar-winning star looked regal as she departed her ride in a Chalayan navy, peplum bodice and wide-legged trousers complete with a ritzy, statement necklace and matching earrings.
To complete the statement entrance, the acting legend paused proceedings to take a phone call on the red carpet.
And her fans couldn’t get enough of it.
Helen Mirren remains The Queen pic.twitter.com/lOw4HQZUGj— BIDITA (@holligraingerd) September 26, 2019
Finally, Dame Helen Mirren Is Shown the Respect She Deserves https://t.co/bXsYhoGtk2— Ridiculously Pretty (@RidiculousHot) September 26, 2019
First Melissa, now Helen Mirren. I love "premiere" season 😍😍😎😎 pic.twitter.com/TnghJ6lofk— Rachel Abbett (@teacherrab) September 26, 2019
The actress’ grand arrival comes after she issued a plea for people to stop littering, after herself clearing rubbish from a road in Italy.
Dame Helen shared an image of her adding to a bag of letter to Instagram and in the accompanying caption explained how she and her sister spent an hour of their time clearing up.
“Cleaning up the trash on the road in Italy,” she wrote.
“My sister and I spent about an hour and cleaned up a whole long stretch. a simple thing but it makes a big difference. please don’t throw it.”
It was also recently announced that the star will be reading a bedtime story in London’s Trafalgar Square as part of a campaign to help fight homelessness.
The actress is one of several celebrities getting involved with The World’s Big Sleep Out, a global initiative which aims to raise £40 million to tackle homelessness.
Earlier this year, Dame Helen, who famously played Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’ back in 2007, spoke out to praise the Duchess of Sussex for handling the pressure of joining the royal family with admirable “elegance”.
“I think right from the moment that relationship was revealed – she’s conducted herself with incredible self-restraint, elegance, discipline, simplicity and humanity,” the 74-year-old revealed.
“I was an admirer… it’s an incredibly difficult life to lead, talk about pressure. I think she is doing it with great elegance.”