Minty fresh! Helen Mirren hits Cannes in green and white checks

Jul 05, 2021
Helen Mirren was pictured arriving at the Nice Airport in France. Source: Getty

Helen Mirren has arrived in France ahead of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival, and she’s done it in style! The world-renowned festival, which sees a string of celebrities showcasing their best looks on the red carpet, is expected to kick off on Tuesday.

On Sunday, the English actress, 75, was spotted arriving at Nice Airport in an eye-catching ensemble. Mirren paired a chic white-and-green checked skirt with a silver silk camisole and a green tie-waist cardigan. She accessorised with a light grey headband, a black bumbag and a pair of matching green sneakers, which gave the outfit a casual, effortless flair.

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren spotted arriving ahead of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. Source: Getty

With her airport attire so on point, we can’t wait to see what she has planned for the red carpet later this week. Other celebrities who are usually in attendance include Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Susan Sarandon, Julianne Moore, and Australian actresses Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman, however there’s no word yet on whether they’ll be attending this year.

Mirren’s chic arrival comes almost two months after she starred in a hilarious video promoting Covid-19 vaccinations. The British actress showed off her cheeky sense of humour in the Italian advert, extolling the benefits of vaccination and herd immunity.

The video also stars one of Italy’s best-known comedians, Checco Zalone (the stage name of Luca Pasquale Medici), and was filmed in Puglia, Italy, where Mirren owns a home. The three-minute video tells the story of a man, played by Zalone, who falls in love with Mirren’s character after learning that she’s received both doses of her Covid-19 vaccine.

It opens with Zalone driving through the Italian countryside, where he happens upon Mirren doing a spot of gardening. He hops out of his car to ask her a question and it’s then that he notices the mark on her arm where she received her injection. What follows is a swoon-inducing love affair that sees the pair dance through an orchard, enjoy a spot of Bocce and take up knitting together. Zalone also breaks into song, telling the world he loves his “immunised old girl”.

Do you like Helen Mirren's style? What's your go-to airport/plane attire?

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