The internet started buzzing last week when Hollywood’s favorite actor Keanu Reeves stepped out on the red carpet with his rumored girlfriend, the artist Alexandra Grant. While most people fixated on her age and her gray hair (ugh), others pointed out that she looks a lot like Oscar winner Helen Mirren. On Wednesday, November 6, at the premiere of her new film The Good Liar, Mirren weighed in on Reeves dating her doppelgänger, saying that she finds the comparison “flattering.”
Mirren shared her thoughts after Entertainment Tonight asked her if she’d caught wind of all the people noting how much she and Grant look alike. “I saw that,” she replied. “That was very flattering on me, you know, because she’s obviously lovely.”
Mirren shared some more sweet thoughts about the couple, who haven’t officially confirmed that they’re dating. “I do know Keanu very well,” she said. “He did a film with my husband, and he is just the most adorable, lovely person. So she’s a lucky girl and I’m sure that he’s a lucky boy.”
Those words are high praise coming from a woman who literally had men carry her into a recent premiere on a throne, like the royalty she is. Online, people are freaking out over photos of Mirren and Grant and commenting about how much they look alike. “I wasn’t wearing my glasses at first and I legit thought he was dating Helen Mirren which I also would have been here for,” one person wrote on Twitter. Another person added, “Saw the photos and legit thought Keanu Reeves was dating Helen Mirren. Which I also would have supported.”
“Hands up if you thought Keanu Reeves was actually dating Helen Mirren for a second 🙋 I’m not usually bothered about celebrity dating stuff but genuinely happy for him,” a third person wrote.