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Helen Mirren's star gets a prime spot on Hollywood Walk of Fame

January 03, 2013|By Christie D'Zurilla
  • Helen Mirren poses alongside her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
Helen Mirren poses alongside her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on… (Chris Pizzello / Associated…)

Helen Mirren, Oscar winner for her performance in 2007's "The Queen," was queen for a day in Hollywood on Thursday, receiving the 2,488th star on the Walk of Fame. 

She even had a king to attend to her in her new home.

"The 'queen's' star," said Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and chief exec, "is located right next to that of the 'king,' Colin Firth. We've kind of made this, in front of the Pig 'N Whistle, we've kind of made this a Brit location."

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After a few words from director Jon Turteltaub, writer-director David Mamet and Councilman Tom LaBonge, the droll Ms. Mirren had a few words of her own, captured on video by the chamber.

"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. Sorry darling," she told husband Taylor Hackford, who attended along with the couple's two sons. "I do love you very much, but, you know ..."

The "Prime Suspect" actress continued.

"This is such, honestly, the most spectacular day for me," said Mirren, 67. "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."

Seems a reasonable request, no?

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