Gandalf the Grey is going to be officiating the wedding of Captain Picard! NERD ALERT! No, seriously. Sir Ian McKellen is planning on marrying Sir Patrick Stewart to his bride Sunny Ozell. “The Hollywood Reporter” has the official scoop:
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.”
Massachusetts’ Secretary of Commonwealth offers a service that allows a family friend or relative to perform a couple’s wedding ceremony for a one-time fee of $25.
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.”
Stewart, 72, has been romantically linked to Ozell, 35, since 2009.
This is going to be the most awesome wedding ever. If we could only be flies on the wall and take photos of this one. Congratulations to Sir Patrick Stewart and his soon-to-be wife, Sunny.