Helen Mirren joins forces with the Italian comic for a hilarious sketch to promote the Covid vaccine

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Helen Mirren has joined forces with an Italian comic for a hilarious sketch to encourage locals to get the Covid vaccine.

The Oscar winner, 75, appeared in the fun clip with comedian Checco Zalone, who falls madly in love with her when she learns she’s had the shot and starts a passionate tune in her honor.

It comes as Italy has finally achieved its goal of administering 500,000 vaccines a day after a slow start to injection distribution, with at least 14 million people having received their first injection so far.

Get a shot! Helen Mirren has joined forces with an Italian comic for a hilarious sketch to encourage locals to get the Covid vaccine

In the sketch, entitled La Vacinda, Zalone, whose real name is Luca Pasquale Medici, will play a nervous Spaniard who stops at a house in Apulia, where Helen currently has a farm, to ask her for directions.

The actress, who takes care of a tree, offers some advice on where to go, but Zalone is clearly distracted by her bare shoulder.

When she asked why she had her right shoulder open, Helen noted that she had received her Covid vaccination, which prompted Zalone to launch a romantic Latin love song for her.

The video then showed the couple enjoying a romantic walk in the vineyards and enjoying tea at her farm.

Funny: the Oscar winner appeared in the fun clip with comedian Checco Zalone, who falls madly in love with her when she learns she's had the shot

Funny: the Oscar winner appeared in the fun clip with comedian Checco Zalone, who falls madly in love with her when she learns she’s had the shot

The chorus is a reference to Helen’s prick status, saying, “I love to dance with you, O’Vacinada, face to face with this immunized old girl.

Later he sings, “I don’t care if your ankles are a little swollen … Your movements are so soft and sensual, it seems like your thigh is original.”

Zalone posted the clip to his Facebook page, writing, “Herd immunity hasn’t arrived yet, but at least there’s the vaccine.”

Helen has had a holiday home in Tiggiano, Puglia with her husband Taylor Hackford for years, and has previously expressed support for a campaign to stop a deadly bacteria that has affected thousands of olive trees in the area.

Which way am I going?  The clip shows Zalone, whose real name is Luca Pasquale Medici, who stops at a house in Apulia, where Helen currently has a farm, to ask her for directions.

Which way am I going? The clip shows Zalone, whose real name is Luca Pasquale Medici, who stops at a house in Apulia, where Helen currently has a farm, to ask her for directions.

She told the Italy news agency Ansa in 2017: ‘We must help the Salento to save its old olive trees.

‘They are plants with a special value for agriculture and landscape. Some of them are over 2000 years old, and now they are dying.

“It is unbelievable that Virgil and Emperor Augustus could have seen these olive trees, as history tells.”

Earlier this week, Italy finally reached its goal of administering 500,000 COVID-19 vaccinations in one day, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said.

Romantic: The actress, who tends to a tree, gives some advice on where to go, but Zalone is clearly distracted by her bare shoulder

Romantic: The actress, who tends to a tree, gives some advice on where to go, but Zalone is clearly distracted by her bare shoulder

The Perfect Woman: When she asked why she had her right shoulder open, Helen commented that she had gotten her vaccination against Covid, causing Zalone to launch a romantic song for her

The Perfect Woman: When she asked why she had her right shoulder open, Helen commented that she had gotten her vaccination against Covid, causing Zalone to launch a romantic song for her

Officials had initially hoped to make it by mid-month but had to cut it back, mainly due to delays in supply and lingering doubts about the shots produced by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

“Vaccines are the real way out of these very difficult months,” Speranza wrote on Twitter.

The Italian government said about 19.4 million vaccinations had been performed by early Friday, with 5.8 million people receiving their full vaccination cycle – just under 10% of the total population.

The figures are in line with the European Union average.

Sweet: Zalone posted the clip to his Facebook page, writing, 'Herd immunity hasn't arrived yet, but at least there's the vaccine'

Sweet: Zalone posted the clip to his Facebook page, writing, ‘Herd immunity hasn’t arrived yet, but at least there’s the vaccine’

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