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Dame Helen Mirren stays safe by wearing goggles and a face mask on a flight: 'It's a look'

'The Queen' actress wasn't taking any chances onboard

Dame Helen Mirren wore safety goggles and a surgical mask on a flight. Instagram / @helenmirren
Dame Helen Mirren wore safety goggles and a surgical mask on a flight. Instagram / @helenmirren

Dame Helen Mirren proved she's on a mission to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, as she donned safety goggles and a surgical mask on a recent flight.

The Calendar Girls actress, 74, shared a picture of herself in personal protective equipment to Instagram on Sunday, adding the caption: "It's a look!"

She rounded off her ensemble with a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap and knitted white jumper.

Dame Helen Mirren attends the "Catherine The Great" UK TV Premiere at The Curzon Mayfair on September 25, 2019 in London, England. Getty Images
The Oscar winner has been keeping everyone up to date on her movements in lockdown. Getty Images

Her fans loved the look. "You are a hero," one person wrote in the comments.

Another added: "Oh thank God, someone besides me wearing goggles and wearing them correctly over the mask, also worn correctly. Full marks."

Someone else chimed in: "A great look! Everyone should be copying it."

'Because you're worth it'

Mirren has been keeping everyone posted on how she's been spending her time at home during the UK's lockdown period. This includes getting into gardening, and enjoying her bird feeder and her Dyson vacuum cleaner.

Last month, she posted a heartfelt shout-out to healthcare workers via Instagram on the occasion of International Nurses' Day. This was part of her partnership with cosmetics brand L'Oreal.

"Today is International Nurses’ Day. I work for L’Oreal, which has the famous slogan, 'Because you’re worth it'," the acting legend explained in the video.

"Well, today of all days, we can say with our hands on our hearts, to the nurses, you are worth it. Thank you for everything you have done, for your courage and for everything you will be doing."

She added: "In the future, when you come to negotiate your pay rises, you can say, all together, very loudly, 'because we are worth it'."

Mirren is not the first star to post photos of herself out and about in full PPE. Last month, part-Palestinian musician DJ Khaled went to a Florida dentist in a hazmat suit, face mask, gloves and shoe covers.

Earlier this year, British supermodel Naomi Campbell was pictured travelling across the US while wearing a full hazmat suit, goggles, plastic gloves and a face mask.

Meanwhile, in Texas, singer Erykah Badu made fashion history by customising her hazmat with the Louis Vuitton logo, sparking the rise of what she called “social-distancing couture”.

Updated: July 6, 2020 04:23 PM

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