Because sucking down Helium out of a balloon, and then talking to Jimmy Fallon in a high, squeaky voice was something she absolutely loved doing. So much so, she happily agreed when Fallon asked her if she would.
I haven’t done this since I was about 11”, she said.
Helen Mirren even gave an acceptance speech, while Fallon handed her a toy panda, all in the same Helium-induced high, squeaky voice.
And, yes, it was hilarious, as both Mirren and Fallon giggled so much while doing it, and Mirren even got a little raunchy and rude, causing Jimmy to erupt in even more giggles.
Watch Dame Helen Mirren sucking down Helium in the video below. Isn’t that fabulous?
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