Helen Mirren Receives Walk Of Fame Star, Is 'Proud' It Will Be Walked & Peed Upon
On Thursday, Helen Mirren unveiled her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was thrilled when she realized it was located next to fellow British actor Colin Firth's star.
She joked, "I couldn't be prouder and more happy that I'm actually going to finally lie next to Colin Firth, something I've been wanting to do for a very long time. I think it's very good for the British monarchy that here on Hollywood Boulevard, the King and the Queen are going to actually sleep together, for the rest of history."
Mirren starred as Queen Elizabeth in "The Queen" while Firth played King George VI in "The King's Speech."
She added, "I'm so very, very proud to be henceforth walked upon, have fries dropped upon, maybe even be peed upon by future generations of tourists, Angelenos and their dogs. But please, please no chewing gum."
Friends who joined Mirren as she unveiled her star included writer and director David Mamet, the actress' husband Taylor Hackford and their sons Rio and Alex. Mirren received the the 2,488th star on the famous sidewalk.
The actress is currently filming spy flick "Red 2" with Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.