Helen Mirren Gave Stephen Colbert A Kiss On The Lips, He Reacted Appropriately

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Helen Mirren was a guest on last night’s Late Show, and she made quite the entrance by greeting host Stephen Colbert with a kiss. And not an air kiss or a cheek kiss or a hand kiss or a ring kiss, but a kiss on the lips. Then she pulled away and, with a shrug of her shoulders, sauntered on over to her seat, leaving a speechless and unmoving Stephen in her wake. Then, while the audience cheered, he placed a hand over his heart and looked like he was about to go find a door to slide down like a girl in a romantic comedy.

What he actually did was join Helen at his desk with a goofy grin on his face. Because really, is there any other appropriate response to being kissed on the lips by Helen Mirren? As Helen explains, “If I didn’t do it then, I’d never get to do it. I have been dreaming of doing that for about 15 years. So I just grabbed my chance.” Now I’m just imagining Helen Mirren wallpapering her bedroom with pictures of Stephen Colbert and writing “Mrs. Colbert” all over her movie scripts with hearts around it.

Stephen says he “suddenly can’t remember any questions,” and Helen admits that she wishes she had done more, to which Stephen replies, “The night is young, Dame Helen.” I don’t think he invited her into his blanket fort, though. They do both have spouses, after all. But really, of all the people to use your hall pass on, Dame Helen Mirren and Stephen Colbert are pretty great choices. Although, as Stephen admits, “a Helen Mirren/Ian McKellen sandwich” would be even better. Don’t get greedy, Colbert. Jeez, one fancy British kiss and suddenly he wants them all.