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X-Men Actors, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart – Best Friends Forever!

Want to see the cutest, most adorable, British BFFs? No, it’s not Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe!

This last Wednesday, June 10th was the premier of the new movie Mr. Holmes, featuring the ever talented Ian McKellen. The premier took place in London and – of course – Ian McKellen was the most anticipated guest! But right by his side was his best friend…Patrick Stewart.

They couldn’t contain their love upon greeting each other and the camera caught the beautiful moment. The pair hugged and kissed with Stewards wife, Sunny Ozell, getting in on the action.

McKellen will star as detective Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming fill and will be joined by Laura Linney, Colin Starkey and Hattie Morahan.

Also to look forward to is the release of X-Men: Apocalypse where you can see BOTH Stewart AND McKellen starring side by side! The franchise has kept these two together, and fans sure are glad for it.

Their friendship started decades ago and has been blooming and growing stronger ever since. The Huffington Post asked the pair about their friendship.

McKellen responded:

“We fell into each other’s arms because of our similarities in our career, and because of our age and because we like the same sort of things — despite the fact that he’s from Yorkshire and I’m from Lancashire! That’s the big difference between us. If Patrick does something other people think is a bit strange, I just say he’s Yorkshire!”

Stewart responded:

“There are so many parallels in our careers and our lives. We’re both Northerners; He’s a Lancastrian and I’m a Yorkist, and he went to a great University but I left school when I was 15. But he was successful and became a star immediately. I saw him and I was amazed, overwhelmed by the quality of his work. I started our relationship as a fan. He wouldn’t know who I was back then. Then we came into the RSC [Royal Shakespeare Company] together… Bryan Singer cast us in the first X-Men movie and we had adjoining luxury trailers. Of course, it was movie making so we spent more time sitting in our trailers than on the set. We got to know one another and that’s when the bond began.”

Their bond was so strong that Ian McKellen even officiated Stewart’s wedding to Sunny in 2013! Want to see more photos of the adorable BFFs? Head to Patrick Stewart’s Instagram…he has been known to upload some pretty adorable photos every now and then.

They may both be in their mid 70s but with good friends, the fountain of youth is ever flowing.

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