Now, how’s this for a bit of fanboy and fangirl heaven: Patrick Stewart is getting married soon and Ian McKellen will serve as the officiant. Think about it, Captain Picard’s officiant will be Gandalf. Or perhaps it’s Magneto will be Professor Xavier’s officiant. Then again, maybe it’s Death marrying Gurney Halleck.
Any way you slice it, it’s awesome that McKellen, Stewart’s longtime friend, colleague and occasional co-star, will be the man who officiates the wedding between Stewart and his jazz singer fiancée Sunny Ozell.
McKellen confirmed the news on the British program the Jonathan Ross Show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He explained to Ross that in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for a one-time fee of $25, a relative or family friend may perform a wedding ceremony. And, McKellen told Ross, the Stewart-Ozell nuptials won’t be his first time officiating such a joyous event. “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.”
Congrats to all involved.
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