Wild conspiracy theory claims Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lawrence are the same person

Darcy Rafter July 26, 2022
Wild conspiracy theory claims Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lawrence are the same person
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Internet sleuths have a crazy conspiracy claiming Jennifer Lawrence and Helen Mirren are the same person so let’s discover what the talented actors think of the fascinating claim.

The wild internet conspiracy theory has been circulating the internet for some time now. But fans still can’t get over how similar Jennifer Lawrence looks to a young Dame Helen Mirren.

Someone really needs to take a picture of the pair side by side to play spot the difference. Let’s take a look at what Lawrence and Mirren have to say about their resemblance…

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Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lawrence are the same person?

The conspiracy theory claim began when a Reddit user named JIkapomycc posted a thread entitled ‘Helen Mirren is the Jennifer Lawrence of the Seventies’. Interactions with the post sent it viral.

The Reddit user also used a photo to compare Mirren and Lawrence, writing “Helen Mirren is like Jennifer Lawrence of the seventies”. Another account named imgur also put together a side-by-side comparison of the actors.

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Back in 2013, Daily Show host Jon Stewart even pointed the two actor’s resemblance out to Jennifer Lawrence herself.

Stewart said she bears an uncanny resemblance to a young Helen Mirren, exclaiming “That looks like you!” whilst holding up a photo of Mirren.

Jennifer was not convinced and neither was Stewart’s next guest on the show, Sir Ian McKellen who when asked about whether they had similarities quipped “Eh, not particularly”.

Dame Helen was also asked about it in an interview and said she thought Jen “is much more pretty than I ever was but there’s a great similarity actually, it’s very true”. How sweet!

The actress then compared their looks to one another: “She has these little fat cheeks that I used to have and as she gets older that will all fall away but she is going to be the most beautiful woman. She is a beautiful beautiful girl but she’s going to be the most spectacular woman.”

The dame concluded: “She is a wonderful actress, I am a huge fan.”

How could Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lawrence’s lives collide?

On the surface, both Mirren and Lawrence lead very different lives aside from being actors. It might stand in the way of the theory that they are the same person. Let’s take a look inside their world and see how they differ:

Jennifer Lawrence is a 31-year-old actress and the Hollywood A-Lister was even the world’s highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016.

This led Lawrence to appear on Time’s 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013 and on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list from 2013 to 2016.

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The Hunger Games actress is married to art gallerist, Cooke Maroney and the pair recently had their first child together. The talented actor has taken a brief hiatus from the showbiz industry to focus on motherhood.

Helen Mirren is twice Lawrence’s age, born on 26 July 1945 in London, she is 77 years old today. Mirren is also an award-winning actress and has a prolific career.

Many remember her for her glamorous get-ups and the actress looked just as stunning in her early years as she does now. Helen is currently married to director Taylor Hackford, who she has been with since 1986 and married in 1997.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist working on GRV Media’s audience team across The Focus, Reality Titbit, and HITC. Darcy studied Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University and whilst there she completed a work internship with GRV Media. After gaining a first-class BA (Hons) degree, Darcy joined the team full-time. Since then she has become a social media specialist and her expertise lies in tracking trends. With five years of experience in media, she is particularly passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. When she’s not writing about The Kardashians, she’s binge-watching it!