Mike Myers says he’s ‘shocked’ and ‘so sad’ over Queen’s death

Mike Myers has revealed he’s ‘exploded’ over the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Canadian-born actor, whose parents were both English, still sounded slightly shocked at the monarch’s passing on the red carpet for his latest movie, “Amsterdam,” at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday night.

“To be honest, I’m still gutted,” he told Vidak For Congress exclusively. “I haven’t been out. This is the first time I’ve been out.”

The 59-year-old Austin Powers star explained why the Queen meant so much to him.

“She was a regular part of my life. She was on our money, at every airport, at every hockey rink,” he said before adding that she meant a lot to his parents too.

"Amsterdam" world premiere

Myers attended the New York premiere of ‘Amsterdam’.

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"Amsterdam" world premiere

Myers attended the New York premiere of ‘Amsterdam’.

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“My parents were World War II vets and it meant so much to my parents that she served [as a mechanic] during the war,” he continued. “My father was in the Royal Engineers and my mother in the Royal Air Force and that the family stayed [in London during the German air raids]that said it all.”

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Myers said the Queen meant a lot to his British parents.

Myers is excited and a little stunned to be part of the impressive cast of the David O. Russell movie, “Amsterdam,” a historical mystery comedy starring Christian Bale, John David Washington, Margot Robbie, Chris Rock, Anna Taylor- Joy and Robert de Niro.

Mike Myers and Michael Shannon in "Amsterdam."
Myers works with Michael Shannon in ‘Amsterdam’.
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“David called me about four years ago and we had a discussion about it,” he said. “I just thought, he’s a great filmmaker and this is a great subject for a movie. I know he’s a real entertainer so any wider social commentary [there is] will be presented in a very entertaining way and I was right.”

Margot Robbie, Rami Malek, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Shannon and Drake, who was one of the film’s producers, also attended the premiere.

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