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​Helen Mirren Admits She Once Took A Sly Photo Of Jason Momoa On A Plane

​Helen Mirren Admits She Once Took A Sly Photo Of Jason Momoa On A Plane

We all turn to absolute nerds if we find ourselves in front of an A-list celebrity - and anyone who denies that is a total liar.

While we'd love to pretend that we'd play it cool enough in front of Margot Robbie or David Beckham that we'd become instant best friends, realistically we'd turn to jelly and wouldn't even pluck up the courage to ask for a blurry selfie.

Well, it turns out the same even applies to Dame Helen Mirren, who admitted she once indulged in a little fan-girling when she found herself on the same flight as Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa.

Dame Helen Mirren. Credit: PA
Dame Helen Mirren. Credit: PA
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The 74-year-old actor, whose career is still going strong after five decades in the biz, appeared on CBS talk show The Talk on Monday to talk about her HBO series Catherine the Great, among other things - including the time she saw Momoa on an aeroplane and couldn't help but be 'rather uncool', and decided to secretly take a cheeky photo of him.

"I had secretly sort of done something rather uncool on an airplane," Mirren recalled.

"I didn't know him at all at that point. He was with his beautiful wife [Lisa Bonet] and my heart just went... I was with my husband [Taylor Hackford], but my heart just went, 'Oh my God, that is just the most beautiful man I have ever seen in my life'."

She added: "I was floored by it."

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Mirren then explained how she 'secretly took a photo of him' to capture the moment, adding: "Oh my God, he was so gorgeous."

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Luckily for Mirren, she went on to actually meet Momoa when they presented an award at this year's Oscars together.

Helen Mirren at the 2019 Oscars. Credit: PA
Helen Mirren at the 2019 Oscars. Credit: PA

Heading on stage arm-in-arm to reveal who won the award for Best Documentary, Mirren played things a little cooler this time and managed to crack a joke with the Aquaman actor - making a quip about them both turning up in pink.

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Jason Momoa at the Oscars, also in pink. Credit: PA
Jason Momoa at the Oscars, also in pink. Credit: PA

"I swear to God that Jason and I didn't coordinate our outfits tonight," she said.

"This is purely accidental. But you know it just goes to show that these days, a Hawaiian god and a very mature English woman can actually wear the same colour. We can both wear pink."

Momoa added: "Finally! Times are changing."

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Jason Momoa

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]