Sir Ian McKellen shared some helpful advice with English schoolchildren in a way that only he could – as Gandalf.
That’s right! Sir Ian McKellen was able to find a creative way to entertain and educate at the same time by reprising his highly favored role from the Lord of the Rings movies, Gandalf.
When the 75-year-old actor made a stop by the Chew Valley School in England, he decided to address the assembled masses with a short and simple yet profound statement.
“If you don’t do your revision properly, do you know what will happen?”
Sir Ian McKellen then paused for a brief moment and quickly got into character in order to deliver one of Gandalf’s most popular lines.
“You. Shall. Not. Pass!”
Once he had completed his impromptu performances, McKellen was praised with cheers from the English schoolchildren.
Keep in mind that popping up in strange places at different times seems to be one of his favorite hobbies – especially when he is joined by his X-Men costar and close friend Patrick Stewart. Therefore, it would not have been surprising if Sir Ian McKellen just decided to visit this school on a last-minute whim.
However, according to a report released by MTV News, McKellen had a specific reason for being at the school. His goal was to discuss LGBT issues as part of the Stonewall U.K. project being worked on by the institution. Sir Ian McKellen was basically able to encourage the students to remain actively involved in their community as well as entertain them with a highly-praised performance of one of his most iconic lines of dialog on the big screen.
What do you think about Sir Ian McKellen’s advice?