HELEN Mirren has responded to fans after they confused her for Keanu Reeves' new girlfriend Alexandra Grant - and admitted she was "flattered" by the comparison.
Helen Mirren has responded to fans after they confused her for Keanu Reeves' new girlfriend Alexandra GrantCredit: Getty - Contributor
Swarthmore College graduate Grant smiled adoringly at the Bill and Ted star as they made their entrance at the gallery, which houses some of her work in the public collections.
Alexandra, who wore her grey hair tied back in a bun and long navy beaded gown for the event, resembled Oscar winner Helen, and the internet went wild with the misunderstanding.
Now responding to the social media commentary, the 74-year-old actress told ET at the New York premiere of her movie, The Good Liar, last night: "I saw that.
"That was very flattering on me, you know, because she's obviously lovely."
Keanu confirmed his romance with artist Alexandra on SundayCredit: Getty - Contributor
Helen, who has known Reeves since he worked with her director husband Taylor Hackford on 1997 horror thriller The Devil's Advocate, had nothing but love for the new couple.
She added: "I do know Keanu very well. 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."
Her comments come days after many fans took to social media and admitted they confused Reeves' new girlfriend for Helen, who has been married for 22 years.
One tweeted: "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."
She said: 'That was very flattering on me, you know, because she's obviously lovely'Credit: Getty - Contributor
Fans couldn't believe their resemblance on social mediaCredit: Twitter
"I just realised Keanu Reeves' girlfriend isn't in fact Helen Mirren, so I'm feeling devestated right now, I was very heavily emotionally invested in that couple," another penned.
A third added: "Keanu Reeves is dating a woman my age who kinda looks like Helen Mirren and I have never been more attracted to him."
Keanu and Alexandra's appearance confirmed rumours they are a couple, after being spotted last month walking arm in arm as they left a sushi bar in West Hollywood.
The A lister was previously linked to Amanda De Cadenet, Sandra Bullock and Claire Forlani but never made a public statement on his status.
For much of the 90s, his girlfriend was actress Jennifer Syme.
Last month, they were spotted leaving a sushi bar in West HollywoodCredit: Getty - Contributor
They tragically lost their baby daughter Ava after she was stillborn prematurely, a month early.
In 2001, Syme drove her 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee into a row of parked cars in Los Angeles; she died instantly aged 28.
Keanu has enjoyed a resurgence in his professional career since the success of John Wick and has his plate full with projects, including the highly anticipated fourth Matrix film.
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