Weekend Humor: Sir Ian McKellen on Acting

I saw this video a couple of years back — it made me laugh then, and it surely makes me laugh now. Here, Sir Ian McKellen is interviewing Ricky Gervais for a stage play. But McKellen wants to make it perfectly clear to Gervais  just what acting in this play entails. Gervais, of course, gets it — and no surprise, makes for a great straight man in this short skit. McKellen is nothing short of hysterical here, laying bare the “secrets” of the trade — and how he was able to pull off playing Gandolf the wizard in Lord of the Rings when, shockingly enough, he is not even a wizard in real life. This is great stuff…
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2 Responses to Weekend Humor: Sir Ian McKellen on Acting

  1. MyLiliesMyLo says:

    Just plain hysterical! “Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian…GANDALF!” It reminds me of Harrison Ford’s rather uppity description of his “let’s pretend school of acting” (delivered in all seriousness). I just love McKellan and Gervais makes a fantastic straight man. They should take this on the road.

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