Patrick Stewart had way, way too much fun on Monday at a special L.A. screening and panel discussion of his Starz show Blunt Talk. The British actor showed up dressed in a pink satin dress, a blonde wig and all kinds of makeup… you know, just because he can.
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The Internet loved the 75-year-old’s new look, comparing him to Dame Helen Mirren.
Stewart also posted an Insta-snap of himself getting ready, captioning the pic, “Something is happening in Hollywood tonight. #blunttalkseason2.”
In Blunt Talk, Stewart plays veteran cable news show host Walter Blunt, whose life off camera is filled with drug-filled, alcohol-induced mayhem.
At the event Monday, he was joined by co-stars Jacki Weaver, Adrian Scarborough (who was also dressed in drag) and creator Jonathan Ames, as the group talked about what’s coming up in Season 2.
Interestingly enough, according to Variety, when asked who Stewart looked like at the panel, the audience yelled “Cate Blanchett!” to whom the actor quickly apologized. We can see both Blanchett and Mirren, to be honest.
Blunt Talk returns to Starz in the fall.