Did you really think Sir Besties Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would celebrate the American holiday with anyone but each other? Of course not! Here’s how I imagine the big day went down, if Sir Ian and Sir Patrick channeled their alter egos, Captain Picard and Gandalf, in a confusing fashion:
Sir Patrick: Sir Ian, you’re late!
Sir Ian: A wizard is never late, Sir Patrick. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.
Sir Patrick: Well, whatever. Starfleet has issued a direct order to carve this bird!
Sir Ian: Hold out your hand, Sir Patrick. Remember, that wound will never fully heal. The bird will carry it the rest of his life.
Hands Sir Patrick the knife.
Sir Patrick: Well then, let’s make sure history never forgets the name … Thanksgiving.
Sir Ian: So be it. (nods head)
Sir Patrick: ENGAGE.
Annnnnd SCENE. [Twitter]
This man. THIS. MAN. Claws up. Patrick Stewart is living the best life. [Twitter]
Patrick Stewart: “The curtain came down on our last performance, and he went into the wings and sat on some stone steps and sobbed, heartbroken that it was over.”
Ian McKellan: “Yes, I was heartbroken. And then we were going to say goodbye to each other. You were going off to do other things and I just felt I would never be as happy again.”
Sir Besties Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan opened up about their adorable friendship, specifically the time they spent starring in a stage production of Waiting for Godot in London, in an interview with Lesley Stahl for CBS News. This bromance is my favorite bromance in the history of bromances. McKellan recently officiated Stewart’s wedding, as Sir Besties are known to do. [CBS News]
Look, I really am very very very happy for Sir Patrick Stewart. He is a newly married man and his new wife, Sunny Ozell, seems lovely. But I would be lying if I didn’t admit to feeling just a little bit sad that Sir Patrick is off the market, as now he cannot be my Sir Step-Dad. See, it was only just a few weeks ago when I hatched a plan to set up my mom with the man who played my fictional father figure, Captain Jean Luc Picard. When my mom mentioned she had seen him around her Brooklyn neighborhood, I was like, OH MY GOD, THEY SHOULD GET MARRIED. She wasn’t that into the idea, mind you, but I felt she would come around. But before she could, my future Sir Step-Dad did get married. To someone else. And Sir Ian McKellan officiated! My dream of cracking “Make it so!” and “Earl Grey, hot” jokes over Christmas dinner was crushed. But honestly, Patrick and his lovely wife look so full of joy in this just released wedding photo that I can’t be upset Stewart chose someone besides my mom to be his Number One. Congrats, you lovebirds. [People]
Happy Saturday! Yesterday, Sir Patrick Stewart (who will sadly not be my Sir Step-Dad, as he is recently married) and Sir Ian McKellan stopped for a photo opp with Elmo in New York’s Times Square. I want to turn this photo into wallpaper. How do I do that? [Twitter]
When I envision my ideal day, it involves a treehouse, Sir Patrick Stewart, marijuana and the vast acting knowledge held in the brilliant mind of the man who played Captain Jean Luc Picard. Here, Stewart explains to his girlfriend, Sunny Ozell, the finer points of the “quadruple take.” It is amazing. [Gawker]
And now for further proof that Sir Patrick Stewart — best known, to me at least, for playing Captain Jean Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — is an amazing human being. At the Comicpalooza in Houston this past weekend, at which Stewart was the guest of honor, a woman got on the mic to thank “Sir Patrick” for the speech he gave for Amnesty International in 2009 about domestic violence and violence against women, saying it inspired her to leave her own abusive situation. Then she asked him what his proudest achievement has been — in the video above, see how he responded.
Yesterday, I saw the photo Captain Picard, er, Stewart tweeted of him eating a slice of pizza for the first time, and I wondered how it was possible to go so many years without trying one of the world’s greatest and most classic foods. But now I understand. Stewart has just been busy being not only Starfleet’s best captain, but being an exceptional and inspirational human being in real life as well. Hmm, Patrick Stewart for President? Make it so! [Photo: Eugene Levy Images]
“Every nine seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten. Every nine seconds. Violence against women is the single greatest human rights violation of our generation. This is a call to action—not an action that will make things better in six months’ time or a year’s time, but action that might save someone’s life and someone’s future this afternoon, tonight, tomorrow morning.”
– I’m still on vacation in Paris, but I always can find time to post about my favorite Starfleet captain — Captain Jean Luc Picard, I mean. Sir Patrick Stewart, who of course portrayed Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” was the host for the launch of “Ring The Bell,” a global campaign calling on one million men to make one million “concrete, actionable promises” to end violence against women. Stewart also spoke from his own experience with domestic violence, which he witnessed between his mother and father as a child. Keep reading »
“The truth is that domestic violence touches many of us. It is very possible that someone you know – a friend, sister, daughter or colleague – is experiencing abuse. One in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in her lifetime. And every week two women are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales, and 10 women take their own lives as the only way they know how to escape a violent partner. You are almost certainly paying for it. Domestic violence costs around £26bn a year in medical, legal and housing costs … This violence is not a private matter. Behind closed doors it is shielded and hidden and it only intensifies. It is protected by silence – everyone’s silence … Most people find the idea of violence against women – and sometimes, though rarely, against men – abhorrent, but do nothing to challenge it. More women and children, just like my mother and me, will continue to experience domestic violence unless we all speak out against it.”
– Actor Patrick Stewart on his experience as a child with domestic violence and why he supports Refuge’s “Four Ways To Speak Out” anti-domestic violence campaign in an essay for the UK’s The Guardian Keep reading »