Mike Myers revealed that he’s “gutted” over Queen Elizabeth II’s passing.
The Canadian-born actor, whose parents were both English, still sounded slightly shocked over the monarch’s passing on the red carpet for his latest movie, “Amsterdam” at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday night.
“I still am gutted, to be honest,” he told Page Six exclusively. “I haven’t been out, this is the first time I’ve been out.”
The “Austin Powers” star, 59, explained why the Queen meant so much to him.
“She was a permanent part of my life. She was on our money, every airport, every hockey rink,” he said before adding that she also meant a huge deal to his parents.
“My parents were WWII vets and it meant so much to my parents that she served [as a mechanic] during the war,” he continued. “My dad was in the royal engineers and my mum was in the Royal airforce and that the family stayed [in London during the German air raids], that said everything.”Myers said that the Queen meant a great deal to his British parents.WireImage
Myers is thrilled and slightly gobsmacked that he’s part of the impressive cast of the David O. Russell movie, “Amsterdam,” a period mystery comedy that includes Christian Bale, John David Washington, Margot Robbie, Chris Rock, Anna Taylor-Joy and Robert DeNiro.Myers teams up with Michael Shannon in “Amsterdam.”Amsterdam | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios
“David called me about four years ago and we had a discussion about it,” he shared. “I just thought, he’s a great filmmaker and this is a fantastic subject for a film. I know he’s a true entertainer so whatever broader social commentary [there is] is going to be presented in a very entertaining way and I was right.”
Margot Robbie, Rami Malek, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Shannon and Drake, who served as one of the film’s producers, also attended the premiere.