Attention all New Yorkers!
Helen Mirren is searching for the person who once saved her from being arrested on the NYC subway when she was running late to a Broadway play with her husband, Taylor Hackford, and a group of friends.
Helen and her husband, Taylor, in January 2014.
“I was rushing to go to the theater with my husband and some friends and the subway drew in… and I ran ahead of them and put my hand through the closing [doors] to keep [them] open and this very nice man jumped up and held the doors open so we could all come in and sit down,” the actress, 69, recalled in a new interview.
“Then the train kind of got stuck and… the subway police came along and said ‘Who’s responsible for holding the train?’ and this guy said ‘I am’ and they took him away and I’m [just] sitting there,” she continued.
Helen riding the NYC subway on Jan. 29, 2015.
By sharing this story, the ‘Woman in Gold’ star hopes the man who helped her avoid arrest will come forward so she can adequately thank him for what he did to help her in the Big Apple years ago.
“To this day I want to apologize to him because I should have got up out of my seat there and then and walked off and said, ‘He did it for me, it was my fault’ but we were late for the theater so I sat there… I was a terrible person,” Helen added.
Helen spoke to the UK’s ‘Sky News.’