Comedian praises co-star for politely accepting gift
The comic, 33, gave his used pants to the actress, 63, when they finished shooting The Tempest.
‘On the last day of filming I was running late, so I just shoved on a pair of yellow American Apparel underpants,’ he told the audience at his stand-up gig at Hammersmith Apollo.
‘At the end of filming I rushed back to my dressing room and spotted a black pair and thought I’d change.
‘As I rushed out of the dressing room I came face-to-face with Helen, still holding my dirty pants head high.
‘That’s when I heard my voice saying: “Would you like these?” She took them and said “Thank you.” Why? Because she was being polite – because she’s a Dame.’