Sir Ian McKellen will be officiating Patrick Stewart’s wedding to Sunny Ozell.
Yep, Magneto will be officiating Professor X’s wedding. Gandalf will marry Captain Jean-Luc Picard to his young bride. However you want to say it, nerds around the country are pretty excited.
McKellen made the announcement on The Jonathan Ross Show.
McKellen said: “I’m going to marry Patrick … How else do you put that? I’m going to officiate at his wedding.”
McKellen didn’t say when the wedding would be but he did say he had a little experience officiating ceremonies.
McKellen said: “I don’t know … But in Massachusetts, in the middle of America somewhere, you get a friend along, and I read out the words, and Sunny and Patrick will then be married. … I’ve done it once before with two guys having a civil partnership. I was crying my eyes out.”
The actor also said that he already has his outfit picked out. And no, it won’t be his flowing robe from The Lord Of the Rings. Instead, it will be a white robe that he bought in India.
McKellen said: “(I’m wearing) a white gown which I bought in India. You mustn’t upstage the bride.”
And in case you didn’t know, Patrick Stewart, 72, will be marrying Sunny Ozell, 35.
That may seem like a big age difference but Patrick Stewart hasn’t aged for the last two decades.
Are you excited that Sir Ian McKellen will be officiating Patrick Stewart’s wedding?