Ian McKellen to officiate Patrick Stewart's wedding
March 19th, 2013
12:02 PM ET

Ian McKellen to officiate Patrick Stewart's wedding

When Sir Patrick Stewart ties the knot with jazz singer Sunny Ozell, his friend and co-star Sir Ian McKellen is going to do the honors.

McKellen revealed as much on the U.K.'s "Jonathan Ross Show" this weekend, after Ross brought up the fact that McKellen is returning as Magneto in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which will also see Stewart reprise his role of Professor X.

"I'm going to marry Patrick," McKellen said, before clarifying, "I am going to officiate at his wedding."

He doesn't know how he's legally able to do that, he joked, but he made it sound fairly simple: "I read out the words, and Sunny and Patrick will then be married - I declare you man and wife."

McKellen, it turns out, isn't new to officiating.

"I've done it once before, with two guys having a civil partnership [in the U.K.]," McKellen said. "I was crying my eyes out."

While McKellen didn't reveal what he's going to wear for Stewart's wedding - although we have a suggestion - he does know he's going to be careful not to steal the show.

"Last time, I went with a sort of gown, white, something I bought in India - it was rather fetching," the actor told Ross. "You musn't upstage the bride."

Check out Ross' full interview with McKellen below - he starts chatting about the wedding around 10:45:


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soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. All

    Stop the texting--it was exactly what i imagined

    September 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hazel

    Disgusting old men and greedy young woman

    September 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hao So

    I wonder if she laughs every time he does the Annoyed Picard face.

    March 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. NOTHISTIME

    i can't stand a disloyal person....

    March 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pete

    Professor Xavier, its a trap!!

    March 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Your on a blog

    we talk and say whatever we want too say too whoever we want too say it too.....if you can't handle it go...

    March 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Paul

    I think Ian should wear his Gandalf uniform

    March 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sam

    So where's the photo of this Sunny person?

    March 20, 2013 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. sultana

    i want ian to marry me but first i need a man . lol

    March 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. I don't have a coozin named Anthony...

    stoopid

    March 19, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RatsyGirl

    Her name was never mentioned....bloggers are so paranoid.

    March 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • luvleyjubley

      Her name is Sunny Ozell. The article states her name almost immediately.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. You see RatsyBoi

    it began wrong and then she though what would be the star attraction....oh yes retired pranksta...

    move along dearie...

    March 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. antonio

    Captain Picard is getting married!

    March 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. That does not mean any of it was real now does it....

    March 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lady

    I read the article hearing Sir Ian's voice.

    March 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  16. M

    yes i'm home...

    March 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  17. roger

    Patrick Stewart is not gay people !!!

    March 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • spydi

      I did think he was gay. I think it was because of the movie I am trying to remember the name of, that he plays a gay guy wearing an ascot. I think the name of the movie was "Jeffery".

      March 20, 2013 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
    • ann

      I never thought he was gay. I actually thought he was pretty hot for an older dude.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • LOZLAZ

      Spydi

      He played a gay thespian in an episode of Frasier.

      April 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  18. T

    I'd love Sir Ian to officiate my wedding....but as Gandalf the White. Cheers to Patrick Stewart and his new wife.

    March 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. kim

    Did you guys read the article? The article is deliberately deceiving!!! It wants you to think the men are marrying each other, but Mr. Stewart is marrying a woman called Sunny. You would know that if you read the article, but the article doesn't show you the woman. Instead, it shows you 2 men!!!

    March 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • pattysboi

      Kim, please. Get a life. Chill. Read the ENTIRE article, and have mommy explain to you that the article is NOT "deliberately deceiving".

      March 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • M

      You would be fooled and alarmed if.....you're an idiot who cant't read.

      March 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • ViewOfToilet

      yes we read it and daz why she got it in the 5th dimension....

      March 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chaz

      Reading comprehension is not your forte, is it?

      The headline ("Ian McKellen to officiate Patrick Stewart's wedding") is by no means deceiving. The lead sentence is by no means deceiving. By then you should have a pretty good idea of what the situation with those two is ...

      March 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Shay

    Can't tell if people commenting are illiterate or just REALLY bad trolls.

    March 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  21. grammar school motors

    ewwwwwwwww

    March 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Quincy

    These two guys look so cute together. I'm glad they finally have decided to tie the knot.

    March 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Dan

    Patrick and Ian make a wonderful couple. Best wishes to them.

    March 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Don Califano Motors

    Good luck

    March 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Bell

    We find these 2 a rare talent in the industry that noone will ever find.

    March 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |

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