It’s hard not to love Patrick Stewart. Between his run as one of the best (if not the best, depending on who you ask) Star Trek captains, his stint as Professor Charles Xavier on X-Men and his amazing lifelong bromance with Sir Ian McKellen, he can pretty much do no wrong.
Plus he rocks a pretty mean lobster costume.
Add a little makeup though, and suddenly Stewart is transformed into someone else who’s also pretty amazing… Helen Mirren. The resemblance is pretty uncanny, is it not?
Something is happening in Hollywood tonight. pic.twitter.com/hhDTqOtBx5
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) April 19, 2016
Certain users of the social media platform certainly seemed to think so. Between confused cat gifs, followers asking if he’d be their grandma and RuPaul comparisons, the Helen Mirren love was as equally present as it was awesome.
@SirPatStew You look like Helen Mirren’s older distinguished sister, and I have so many questions.
— Tommy Valdez (@thomasav) April 19, 2016
@SirPatStew channeling Helen Mirren there
— John Kingman (@Krasdale) April 19, 2016
@SirPatStew Glorious. Well done sir. Helen Mirren, amirite?
— Edith Hope Bishop (@ehbishop) April 19, 2016
As it turns out, Stewart wasn’t just goofing around trying to look pretty. He was actually promoting his latest comedy series, Blunt Talk. The 75-year-old took this look and brought it onstage at an L.A. event, where he definitely turned a lot of heads.
And really, that was the point. The entire event was a publicity stunt designed to gather some Emmy buzz for the actor. We’d say it worked — wouldn’t you?
Let’s be honest though — we’d love the good old captain in anything he chose to wear. Including another Borg suit. The fact that pink couture and false eyelashes happen to work for him is just another added bonus.