Helen Mirren Once Got Someone Kicked Off the NYC Subway

She kept it 100.


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What a difference two months make. Back in January we found ourselves praising dame Helen Mirren for keeping it classy on the New York City subway—a difficult feat for many, including Tom Hanks—by showing exemplary subway manners. But Mirren, showing she’s no subway superhero after all, admitted to some subway behavior she’s not proud of, like that time she accidentally got someone kicked off a train. 

Mirren confessed her shameful behavior to Jimmy Fallon last night, telling the story of how she was with her friends on the way to the theatre and how she couldn’t be late:


"I did this awful thing on the subway, and I'm embarrassed and ashamed about it... and I so want to find the guy. If you're out there, just know I am so sorry. I am going to go to my death bed feeling bad about this... I was with some friends and we were running to get the subway to go to the theater. We're running, and the train has just come in... I get ahead of them and I stop the door, and my hand is sort of stuck in the door, and this very nice guy gets up and opens the doors, so we can get on the train. And now we're waiting for the train to go and it's not going... the subway police arrive and say, 'Someone stopped the train, who stopped the train?' And I go, 'Not me.' The guy said, 'I did, I stopped it,' and they take him off the train."

We gotta say, it wasn’t the nice thing to do, but it was the New York thing to do. If you’ve ever ridden the New York City subway, where people pack in like sardines, it’s really every man for himself. 

[via Gothamist]

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