OK … now this is pretty damn awesome. Sir Patrick Stewart, the actor famous for playing iconic TV and film characters like Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Xavier in the X-Men films, is getting married … and he asked none other than his BFF and co-star Sir Ian McKellan (Magneto, also in the X-Men films) to officiate at the wedding. According to reports, McKellen has officiated other weddings before but I believe Stewart’s nuptials will be his most high profile. I mean … c’mon, is this not the coolest thing you’ve ever heard EVER in your life?!
Appearing on the U.K.’s popular Jonathan Ross Show, Ian McKellen, who has played the metal-bending mutant Magneto in three X-Men movies, revealed: “I’m going to marry Patrick [Stewart]. I am going to officiate at his wedding.” Ross pressed McKellen, 73, on how he is legally equipped to marry Stewart, who plays the wheelchair-bound Professor Charles Xavier in the Marvel movies, and his fiancee, jazz singer Sunny Ozell.
“I don’t know,” McKellen said. “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” … Asked what he might wear to the happy event, McKellen replied that the last time he officiated, he wore “a white gown which I bought in India. You mustn’t upstage the bride.”
This. Is. AMAZING! Any wedding where Ian McKellen is the officiant would be an epic affair … but 72 year old Patrick Stewart’s wedding to his 35 year old fiancée Sunny Ozell???? This has the makings of the GREATEST WEDDING OF ALL TIME! I really, really hope we get to see a photo or two from this wedding ceremony … the mind boggles at what such nuptials would look like. I mean … I just can’t with all this awesomeness. Much love and early congrats to Patrick and Sunny … and best of luck to Ian, let’s hope he really doesn’t upstage the bride on her big day :D