Stewart & McKellen smooch at premiere: Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen

Published: June 13, 2015

Stewart & McKellen smooch at premiere: Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen, When Sir Patrick Stewart, 74, and Sir Ian McKellen, 76, kissed to celebrate Wednesday’s London premiere of “Mr. Holmes” in support of McKellen’s new film, the picture went viral.

But the two best friends have been supporting each other for years in amazing ways. One look at Stewart’s Twitter feed and you’ll know exactly what we mean.

Here are 5 reasons that the world needs more friends like these two and why they have the best bromance in all of Hollywood!

1 – McKellen Officiated Stewart’s Wedding

When Stewart tied the knot in 2013 to jazz singer Sunny Ozell, guess who was there to make it official — McKellen, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“I’m going to marry Patrick,” McKellen said in 2013 on “The Jonathan Ross Show,” bringing the crowd to laughter.

Yes, married.

– Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) September 8, 2013

I did my part.

Posted by Ian McKellen on Sunday, September 8, 2013

2 – They Post Stuff Like This!

Homies Forever!

Coney Souvenir! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep

– Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) October 2, 2013

Rubbish! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep

– Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) September 19, 2013

Stonewall! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep

– Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) October 23, 2013

3 – It’s Professor X and Magneto!

Stewart and McKellen both have storied, legendary careers, but as of late have starred in the “X-Men” films as respectful rivals Charles Xavier and Magneto. If these two can put their past behind them to forge a friendship, anyone can.

Cheers to @IanMcKellen on his #XMen @EmpireMagazine cover. Magneto suits you well friend. #Empire25

– Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) January 27, 2014

As wise as he is powerful. My good friend Patrick Stewart as the future Professor X on Empire Magazine. X-Men Movies

Posted by Ian McKellen on Monday, January 27, 2014

Xaviers and Magnetos in London.

Posted by Ian McKellen on Monday, May 12, 2014

4 – They Are Funny

Stewart’s birthday post to McKellen in May was an amazing throwback.

The beautiful man I was a fan of, all those years ago, @IanMcKellen who celebrates his birthday this week. #TBT

– Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) May 28, 2015

Then, there’s Ian.

Don’t blame us! This is from The Guardian UK:

Posted by Ian McKellen on Monday, March 24, 2014


Posted by Ian McKellen on Friday, March 21, 2014

5 – The 2 Enjoy Working Together So Much, There Are Tears

McKellen admitted that he broke down in tears after the acting duo finished their run of “Waiting for Godot” in 2009.

“I recall vividly,” Stewart told CBS in 2013. “In fact, it’s on film. I had no idea it was going to come. But the curtain came down on our last performance, and he went into the wings and sat on some stone steps and sobbed, heartbroken that it was over.”

“Yes, I was heartbroken,’ said McKellen. “And then we were going to say goodbye to each other. You were going off to do other things and I just felt I would never be as happy again.”

Stewart & McKellen smooch at premiere: Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen


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