Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Kiss On The Lips At Mr. Holmes Premiere (PHOTO)
Patrick Stewart and his best friend Ian McKellen shared a kiss on the lips during Wednesday’s London premiere of Mr. Holmes. Stewart and his wife, Suzy Ozell, showed up to the event at the Odeon Kensington Cinema to support McKellen, who stars in the film as Sherlock Holmes. See the kiss photo at right and below.
Before heading into the event, McKellen and Stewart shared a brief lip-locking session as Ozell stood nearby and watched. She even hugged the longtime friends as they kissed each other.
In an interview last year, Stewart discussed his close friendship with McKellen, who is openly gay, revealing that they became pals while filming X-Men together. “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,” explained Stewart, adding, “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.” Stewart added that director “Bryan Singer cast us in the first X-Men movie and we had adjoining luxury trailers… We got to know one another and that’s when the bond began.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Stewart and McKellen put their bromance to the test last year during a hilarious newlywed game for BuzzFeed. Surprisingly, even though the actors have been best friends for years, they didn’t get many answers correct. Check out the larger photo below of Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart’s kiss.