Sir Patrick Stewart dressed in drag and fans think he looks exactly like Helen Mirren


Patrick Stewart donned a grey wig and extravagant make-up as he transformed into a woman to promote his TV show Blunt Talk.

The X-Men star arrived at an event for the second series of the show in a hot pink dress, high heels, fierce rainbow jewellery and with the kind of confidence that only comes from having a "Sir" at the front of your name.

Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart's gorgeous alter-ego (Chelsea Lauren/REX)

Although no one was quite sure why he was dressed in drag (his character, US cable news presenter Walter Blunt, doesn't), fans went wild for the actor's fabulous new look.

Sir Patrick posted a photo on Twitter of him in the middle of the drag process, tweeting, "Something is happening in Hollywood tonight."

But a few couldn't help noticing the resemblance to another famous face - Dame Helen Mirren.

Sir Patrick Stewart vs Dame Helen Mirren
Sir Patrick Stewart vs Dame Helen Mirren (@SirPatStew/David Crotty/AP/PA)

Is that a compliment? And can we get Sir Ian McKellen in on the act?