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HBO’s Catherine the Great Trailer: It Would Be a Terrible Mistake to Cross Helen Mirren

“I did what I did, and I wouldn’t have had any of it any other way.” In short, don’t cross Helen Mirren when Helen Mirren has the throne. In a trailer for HBO’s expensive-looking period drama Catherine the Great, Helen Mirren’s 18th-century Russian empress molds her country into a future world power alongside lover and military commander (emphasis on the lover, based on this trailer) Grigory Potemkin, played by a scarred, mustachioed Jason Clarke. This is the kind of woman who would slap Mary Louise’s cross necklace right off her chin. Catherine the Great premieres October 21.

HBO’s Catherine the Great Trailer: Helen Mirren Rules