Jessica Ellis
March 05, 2016 8:40 am
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We don’t want to pull out our tinfoil hats yet, but we’re getting pretty convinced by an ongoing Internet conspiracy theory that Jennifer Lawrence and Helen Mirren are actually the same person. Like the rational celebrity-time-travel scientists we are, let’s look at the evidence.

1. Jon Stewart said so.

Back in 2013, in Lawrence’s first appearance on The Daily Show, Stewart confronted Jennifer with photos of a young Mirren, and Jennifer’s reaction was odd, to say the least.

She quickly diverted attention by accusing Stewart of being really weird. “That was just so random and I never could have expected that,” she announced. She then berated him (you know, in a JLaw way) for being unprepared. “Your producers and everybody involved in the show tell everyone ‘he’s not really going to know a lot about the movie or a lot about you…he might not ask you anything.’ ” Hmm, this feels like misdirection to us.

2. This photo

A few days ago, a picture of a young Helen Mirren surfaced on Reddit, and the resemblance is uncanny, to say the least.

Look at that hair! The bombshell pose! The legs! If you published this as a photo of JLaw, no one would blink an eye. In fact, other intrepid investigators also made this alluring mash-up photo:  

I don’t care how skeptical you are, that is a freaky resemblance!

3. A certain ‘je ne sais quoi’

Jennifer exploded on the Hollywood scene thanks to her incredible acting ability, but also for her lovable brash openness that the press and public just can’t resist. Remember when she admitted to the press she drank a shot immediately after winning the Oscar? There’s a quirky bombastic quality about her you don’t see from other actresses…EXCEPT ONE.

Not only has Helen Mirren been making controversial look good since the 1970s, when she told a reporter, “What I really fancy is getting a bit notorious,” the actress posed topless for New York Magazine at age 64, and once criticized the industry during an award acceptance speech, saying they “worship at the altar of the 18 to 25 year-old male and his penis.”

4. Let’s be honest, have you ever seen them in the same room?

After weighing the evidence, we’ve got no choice but to come to the same conclusion as the rest of the world: Helen Mirren has discovered time travel and is living her wild youth all over again in a new decade. We could’ve let the physical resemblance slide, but no way is the Brit accent hiding that these two ladies are cut from the same cloth.

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