Helen Mirren conducted a virtual interview for The Tonight Show via bubble bath

'Why not be in the place that you love to sit and chat to people?'

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Helen Mirren attends the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
(Image credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

When Helen Mirren isn't behind the wheel of an expensive sports car in The Fast and the Furious, she's relaxing in the bath...and simultaneously appearing on a talk show. How's that for killing two birds with one stone?

Jimmy Fallon welcomed the acclaimed actress on The Tonight Show on June 17, and she decided it'd be best to conduct the virtual interview from her favorite spot, suds and all.

"That's the brilliant thing about Zoom," she confessed. "I was thinking, 'You know why not be in the place that you love to sit and chat to people?' I love to have a chat to my husband while I'm sitting in the bath, so why not do it to the whole of America?"

Albeit taken aback, Jimmy did credit Dame Helen Mirren for pulling off this incredible move. While ensuring her bubbles did not pop, Helen took the time to answer questions about her nature-inspired Instagram posts—one of which includes her shooing a black bear—the possibility of earning a Grammy, and the new action-packed Fast and the Furious installment. 

She was just as fabulous as ever in her spa-like oasis, enjoying her chat with Jimmy with her hair pulled back and bubbles surrounding her.  

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See Helen Mirren's Tonight Show interview

Perhaps we can credit the star's bold move to her lively personality. Just recently, Helen explained why she hates anti-aging in an interview.

“I take great issue with the term, actually," she revealed to O, The Oprah Magazine in 2020. "You can’t avoid aging. The way I see it, you have two choices in life: You can either get older, or die. And I want to continue to see what life has in store."

She's certainly living life to the fullest—even while enjoying those moments of R&R. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.