102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - ArrivalsThe pop culture world is still in mourning following the shocking death of superstar Prince on April 21. Now, Oscar winner Helen Mirren has offered her own personal tribute to the late musician.

Mirren made a splash on the red carpet this weekend while appearing at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, where she stood out among her fellow attendees in a bright purple gown, a nod to Prince's signature shade. Mirren also added a hand-drawn tattoo of Prince's eponymous symbol (which he adopted as his actual name for a short time during his long and varied career) to her collarbone, which she pointed to in several snaps to draw attention to the funky tribute.

According to The Washington Post, the actress explained that she was inspired to make a public show of support for Prince because she was a huge fan of his work, and wanted to honor the musician accordingly.

"I admire great artists and he was a great artist," Mirren told the Post, adding in another interview that she drew the symbol herself "in the bathroom this morning."

We can only imagine that The Purple One himself would have approved.

[via: The Washington Post]

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