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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Stop the texting--it was exactly what i imagined
Disgusting old men and greedy young woman
I wonder if she laughs every time he does the Annoyed Picard face.
i can't stand a disloyal person....
Professor Xavier, its a trap!!
we talk and say whatever we want too say too whoever we want too say it too.....if you can't handle it go...
I think Ian should wear his Gandalf uniform
He'd probably upstage the bride again ...
So where's the photo of this Sunny person?
i want ian to marry me but first i need a man . lol
Her name was never mentioned....bloggers are so paranoid.
Her name is Sunny Ozell. The article states her name almost immediately.
it began wrong and then she though what would be the star attraction....oh yes retired pranksta...
move along dearie...
Captain Picard is getting married!
I don't know why, but that was the first thing I thought, too. lol..
My first thought was Capt. Picard is being married by Gandalf the wizard.
I read the article hearing Sir Ian's voice.
yes i'm home...
Patrick Stewart is not gay people !!!
I never thought he was gay. I actually thought he was pretty hot for an older dude.
He played a gay thespian in an episode of Frasier.
I'd love Sir Ian to officiate my wedding....but as Gandalf the White. Cheers to Patrick Stewart and his new wife.
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!!!
Kim, please. Get a life. Chill. Read the ENTIRE article, and have mommy explain to you that the article is NOT "deliberately deceiving".
You would be fooled and alarmed if.....you're an idiot who cant't read.
yes we read it and daz why she got it in the 5th dimension....
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 ...
Can't tell if people commenting are illiterate or just REALLY bad trolls.
Couldn't agree more.
These two guys look so cute together. I'm glad they finally have decided to tie the knot.
Patrick and Ian make a wonderful couple. Best wishes to them.
We find these 2 a rare talent in the industry that noone will ever find.
you 2 are the bell of the ball this evening....