Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen: Best bromance ever
See photos of Professor X and Magneto living it up in Manhattan and being generally amazing.
Tue Sep 17 2013
Photograph: Patrick Stewart
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart at the Empire State Building
When it comes to celebrity friendships, there’s none quite so epic and adorable as the one between Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Coming up, the two British heavyweights are reprising their roles as bitter frenemies Professor X and Magneto in next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. But first, they’re costarring in an existential-despair double bill on Broadway: Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land.
Off-stage and -screen, they’re best buds—so much so that McKellen officiated Stewart’s wedding last weekend in Massachusetts. They’re also both frequent tweeters, and Stewart has recently posted photos of the duo, in their Godot bowler hats, playing tourist in Times Square and on top of the Empire State Building.
We dug into their tweets to find what else they’ve been up to recently, and it’s all pretty much the best. (Seriously, can we buy these guys a drink sometime?)
At last made it into Jackie's 5th (in the fine company of @DavidWondrich) ...a Brooklyn mainstay whose closure is a loss for Brooklyn.— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) September 14, 2013
Yes, married. pic.twitter.com/ZSMnpluSeL— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) September 8, 2013
With John Waters and Rena Bransten backstage after the first night performance of NO MAN'S LAND at Berkeley Rep. pic.twitter.com/qhLzlQlfCZ— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) August 13, 2013
Finally, lesson 1 in the use of my beautiful Xmas gift. Instructor: brother-in-law to be, Andy. Audience: Sir Ian. pic.twitter.com/MOSnXLffEO— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) August 20, 2013
Our backstage Berkeley Rep mascot, aptly named Buddy, shows gratitude for a treat. pic.twitter.com/uw66mkciy7— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) August 24, 2013
"Magneto returns the Golden Gate Bridge":
And finally, in case you missed it when it swept through the Internet last month, Park Slope resident Stewart demonstrating the best way to do a “quadruple take”:
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