Think you have a best friend? You might review all your relationships after you witness the miracle that is Ian McKellen’s and Patrick Stewart’s friendship. We know what it’s like to have a person that utterly and totally gets you, but it seems that these two don’t even need words anymore to communicate what they think and feel. Their bromance dates back more than a few decades, preceding everything X-Men-related. Patrick and Ian first met at the Royal Shakespeare Company, with Patrick being all star-struck by the magnificence of the future Magneto and the work he was doing at the theater. Patrick was the one who talked to Ian McKellen first, thus, beginning a long-life friendship we get to enjoy so much today.
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen did a few theater gigs together back in the day, but it wasn’t until the 1999 X-Men movie that they got together again and turned into friends for life.
During the filming of X-Men, Patrick and Ian lived next to each other in luxury trailers in Toronto. Naturally, the two started hanging out together, finding lots of things in common.
They admirably call each other ‘sir’ and we simply can’t get enough of it!
Jogging together wearing hats like real gentlemen.
But they don’t mind doing something a little bit more fun, either.
Ian simply couldn’t go past his best friend – even in the wax museum!
They got so close that Ian McKellen wasn’t just invited to Patrick Stewart’s wedding, he was the one performing the ceremony!