It’s hard to think of anyone who could offer advice to someone as critically acclaimed and rewarded as British acting icon Dame Helen Mirren. She is, after all, halfway to her EGOT (winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award), but when the Oscar-winning star of “The Queen” takes the stage for the first time April 9 as the host of “Saturday Night Live,” she’ll have some help from a group of “SNL” veterans.
She’ll be joined by six-time musical guests the [artist id="986"]Foo Fighters[/artist], who will be promoting their upcoming album, Wasting Light, which hits stores just a few days later. The Foos are still riding high and in the running of MTV’s Musical March Madness , trying to retain their #1 ranking as they face off against Disturbed in the second round.
Mirren will be promoting her upcoming remake of “Arthur,” which stars Russell Brand as the title character memorably portrayed as a shambling, careless drunk by the late Dudley Moore in the 1981 version.
She won’t be the only Oscar winner to grace the “SNL” stage next month either: Fellow British entertainment royalty Sir Elton John will both perform and host the show on April 2, marking his first musical visit to “SNL” since 1982.
John will be joined by his musical pal and creative partner Leon Russell, and the pair are expected to highlight cuts from their acclaimed joint album, The Union. John inducted Russell into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, and both artists have been enjoying a bit of a musical renaissance thanks to the album.
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