helen mirren russell brand getty Helen Mirren on 'Ellen': Russell Brand's bathtub fantasy fulfilled, 'jealous' of Katy PerryDame Helen Mirren drops by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday (Dec. 8), where she talks about comedian/actor Russell Brand‘s crush on her — which is especially apropos because his wife Katy Perry is the other guest. Katy tells Helen to “step off” her man, after Helen’s rather provocative interview:

]]>Ellen: Katy Perry is here and Russell is in “The Tempest.” You’re shooting Arthur [with him].
Helen: Yeah, we just finished it.
Ellen: You finished it?
Helen: Yeah.
Ellen: That’s going to be great. I can’t wait to see it. How is it with Russell Brand and you? He just sent me an email to say hello to you.
Helen: Yeah, he would.
Ellen: He said some other things. I’ll tell you off camera.
Helen: I’m sure he did.
Ellen: He said you were very sexy.
Helen: He’s just the best bad boy in the world. I’m just very jealous of Katy being married to him, I must say. She’s a lovely girl…He’s great. And later, they address the photo Russell tweeted of himself in a bathtub with Helen leaning over him (below). Helen: It was me sort of fulfilling a fantasy because he always did a bit in his comedy show about his fantasy of me giving him a bath. And this is before we did the movie.
Ellen: Really?
Helen: Yeah, apparently. I never saw it. His stand up show. And there we were. Playing a scene where he is in a bath and I was playing his nanny walking around so I said, “Why don’t we recreate your fantasy, Russell?” That Helen Mirren. Saucy.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."