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Dame Helen Mirren is basically bae is we can understand why James Marsden decided he needed to creepily stalk her one day in the Rome International Airport.

The actor opened up to Ellen about his “massive crush” on the Oscar-winner and described how he followed her after a flight.

“I was on a flight with her once to Rome and when I got off the flight, I followed her to baggage claim, and in a very voyeuristic, creepy way, I took a photo of her while she was walking.”

He added,

“I just love her ― I really do. I’ve had a massive crush on her for years.”

It just so happened that the Dame herself was backstage and came out to surprise James onstage! So cute! James was pretty nervous about meeting Helen because he was afraid she would think he was a giant creep but she was just as gracious as always!

Afterwards the two finally got a real photo together. We love it!

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