Sir Ian McKellen Proposed To Sir Patrick Stewart And It's Very Sweet
There are some friendships that just capture the hearts and minds of fans. And the bromance between Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart is one of those.
But if you had any doubts about how the two actors feel about each other, their recent public display of affection will surely convince you.
The two mates were on the red carpet for the premiere of Star Trek: Picard at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, in London, when The Lord of the Rings actor, 80, took the opportunity to jokingly propose to his long-time friend.
Pecking him on the check, McKellen got down on one knee and popped the big question, with Stewart, 79, saying yes. Well, of course he did, why wouldn't he?!
But if that wasn't enough, he then planted a steamy kiss on the 79-year-old Stewart. Wowzers.
Now, this isn't the first time the pair have shared a little smooch. At the premiere of the 2015 screening of Mr Holmes, which saw McKellen play the elderly detective Sherlock Holmes, the two national treasures also kissed one another.
However, their friendship could have been ruined many years ago had Stewart followed the advice of his pal.
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Speaking on This Morning, the X-Men star revealed that Gandalf had warned him not to take the part as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, because he thought it would ruin his career.
Friends reunion. @IanMcKellen #StarTrekPicard pic.twitter.com/UCVLVBrx0R
- Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) January 15, 2020
Delving into the issue, Phillip Schofield asked: "Right at the very start one of your good friends tried to talk you out of it?"
Stewart then replied: "It became very public knowledge at the premiere last night. It was Ian McKellen and he was in Los Angeles at the time and I told him I had been offered this role in this series and he seriously warned me not to take the job because it wouldn't be good for my career,' he responded.
"I was doing quite well in London in the theatre and I shouldn't abandon myself to this."
Adding: "He has since admitted that he might have been wrong."
According to executive producer Alex Kurtzman, Stewart wanted to make sure his return to the role was just right.
Speaking to TrekCore, Kurtzman said: "You know, we feel a tremendous responsibility to the fans who have loved [the Picard character], and Patrick himself, who took a massive leap of faith with us in choosing to come back and play Picard [after] he said he was done forever."
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