By Alesia Stanford for Dailymail.Com
7:22 PM 18 Mar 2023, Update 8:10 PM 18 Mar 2023
Helen Mirren is an Oscar winner herself, but admitted she broke down in tears while watching the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday.
In an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday, the 77-year-old actress, who was promoting her latest film there, Shazam!: Fury of the Gods, said she was at a restaurant when her friend Brendan Fraser, 54 years, won the award for best actor. for his work in The Whale.
“I cried when Brendan Fraser received the award,” she revealed as she sat in a bright yellow long-sleeved dress and A-line skirt.
She accessorized the look with a black belt and a black headband tied around her long blonde hair.
“That’s so cool,” Kelly, 40, commented, “he did such an amazing job.”
Brendan and Helen had worked together in the 2008 fantasy film Inkheart.
The film centers on a teenage girl who discovers that her father has an incredible talent for bringing characters out of their books.
When a villainous character escapes, she, her father, and her aunt must work together to stop the villain from destroying them all.
“He’s a lovely person,” the Emmy winner said of her former co-star.
“I’m sure you know what a handsome man he is. He’s a magical man, I think.
She continued: “And he was clearly very, very emotional, it was a huge moment for him, so he was the right person for me, the way he responded to it, I just found him very.” moving.
The entertainer went on to add that she thought her win “was the highlight” for her “of the whole show.”
“I like it when you support someone,” Kelly said, “because you believe in them, or their project, or whatever it is, and they win.” It’s a good feeling for everyone involved.
“That’s awesome,” the artist Stronger agreed.
Helen had her own special moment when she returned to London after receiving her Best Actress award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in 2007.
“While I was waiting at baggage claim, someone spotted me and started clapping,” the versatile actress told Variety.
“The news started circulating, and soon the whole baggage hall was cheering.”
It turns out that Helen was storing her statue in her carrying bag.
‘It was so amazing. Of course, I couldn’t resist – I reached into my bag and grabbed my Oscar and held it up. I cried, I must say; it was so touching and lovely.
The BAFTA winner is set for a busy 2023.
She has three films opening this year, including reprising her role as Queenie in the latest chapter of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast X.
She will also appear in the highly anticipated Barbie, starring Margo Robbie and Ryan Gosling, as well as White Bird: A Wonder Story, a period piece about the importance of being kind to others.
Helen has been signed to play a reclusive author in the crime drama Switzerland, and will be directed by her husband, Taylor Hackford, in Sniff, starring Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman and Danny DeVito.