Helen Mirren responds to new Keanu Reeves girlfriend comparisons

Helen Mirren.
Helen Mirren. Photo credit: Getty

Actress Helen Mirren admits that she is "flattered" when people mistook her for being Keanu Reeve's new girlfriend. 

Mirren was mistaken by some for being 46-year-old Alexandra Grant, despite being 28 years her senior.

Reeves went public with Grant for the first time on Saturday night.

The pair have been friends for several years and co-founded a publishing house called X Artists’ Books in 2017. 

Speaking at the premiere of her movie The Good Liar, the 74-year-old said she was flattered by the comparisons to Grant. 

Alexandra Grant, right, and Helen Mirren.
Alexandra Grant, right, and Helen Mirren. Photo credit: Getty

"That was very flattering on me, you know because she's lovely," Mirren said. 

Reeves and Mirren are long-standing friends with Reeves previously having worked with the British actress's husband on the 1997 movie The Devil's Advocate. 

"I do know Keanu very well," Mirren said. "He did a film with my husband and he is just the most adorable, lovely person. So she (Grant) is a lucky girl and I'm sure that he's a lucky boy."