Robert De Niro gave Helen Mirren quite the introduction at the 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City Monday night. Before presenting a career tribute to the Oscar winner, he delivered a sound bite we'll cherish forever.
"The Queen ... was not a majesty I would like to ... well let's just say she wasn't my royal MILF," he told the A-list crowd, according to People and Vanity Fair. "That was before I saw her played by Helen Mirren. Now when you hear someone say f**k the queen, they might not necessarily be trying to take down the monarchy.”
And then they kissed. No, really. He planted a big one on Mirren, giving the audience some "Notebook" B-plot age-70-and-over loving.
Mirren, never one to be outdone in the humor department, hit back with a speech that rivaled De Niro's in inappropriateness.
“I have to tell you a story about f**king the queen,” she exclaimed.
“When ‘The Queen’ was first screened at Venice, I’d never seen it before, and neither had my husband Taylor [Hackford]. In the first scene I’m in the full regalia, and I turn and look at the camera and there’s silence in the cinema. And my husband lets out this huge laugh. So I lean over to him and say, ‘Darling, do you think you’ll ever f**k me again?' Between you and me, he has.”
Can we get these two in a rom-com STAT? Thank you!
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