Of all the places you might have expected to run into Dame Helen Mirren, the New York City subway was probably last on your list. Until now.

The Academy Award-winning actress was recently spotted riding the R train; looking just as classy as ever in a winter coat and purple gloves.

Mirren's ride was captured by instagram user j_l_nyc, who captioned the photo "Well, that just happened."

Mirren joins the ranks of mega-celebs like Drew Barrymore, Mariah Carey and Katie Holmes, who have also been seen catching a ride on NYC's public transit system.