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Patrick Stewart tweets photo of himself in drag, draws Helen Mirren comparisons

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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We're used to being surprised and delighted by Sir Patrick Stewart: He's a 75-year-old man who's really living his best life.

But he kind of threw us a little by tweeting this image Monday night:

Twitter users had some interesting reactions:

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And some saw a likeness to a famous British actress:

Hmm.

Patrick Stewart / Helen Mirren
Patrick Stewart and Helen MirrenChelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock; AP

We have our doubts.

Turns out, the platinum wig, heavy makeup and pink satin dress were all for an event to promote his Starz show "Blunt Talk" in Los Angeles. The actor attended a special screening of the comedy and a panel discussion, reported People.

Jonathan Ames, Sir Patrick Stewart, Jacki Weaver, Elvis Mitchell, Adrian Scarborough
Jonathan Ames, Sir Patrick Stewart, Jacki Weaver, Elvis Mitchell and Adrian Scarborough at the Los Angeles "Blunt Talk" event on Monday.Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock

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No comment as yet from Dame Mirren.

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