New York [U.S.], Mar. 16 : Ian McKellen, who is playing a pivotal character in Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" has rubbished the entire controversy circling the rumored inclusion of a gay character in the fairy-tale flick.
"People who don't like the idea of gay characters appearing in fairy stories should think what they would think if they were gay themselves and why should they be excluded?" McKellen told CNN at the film's New York premiere.
New Delhi, Feb 29 : Sam Smith has once again followed in Adele's footsteps, winning the Best Song Oscar, alongside Jimmy Napes, for 'Writing's On The Wall.'
In his acceptance speech, the 23-year-old singer said "I actually can't breathe right now!"
Quickly turning serious to mention an Ian McKellen quote about how no openly gay man has ever won an Oscar, he further said "If this is the case, and even if it isn't, I dedicate this to the LGBT community around the world. I stand here tonight as a proud gay man."
London: Ian McKellen, best known as Magneto of `X-Men` franchise, says most of the actors do not earn much and turn down good films because of less remuneration.
The 75-year-old star said love for their job keeps the actors going because they are not financially stable, suggest reports.
"Most actors are not rich, they are very poor indeed. What keeps them going is that they just love the job. I know actors who have had to turn down good roles because they just don`t pay enough. It`s hard," he said.
London, July 27 - Ian Mckellen recently spoke up on playing ' Sherlock' in the upcoming movie ' A Slight Trick Of My Mind', which is based on the 2005 book by Mitch Cullin .
The 75-year-old 'The Lord Of The Rings' and 'X-Men' star said that till date, more than 70 actors had the privilege to play the iconic role, but now it was "his turn", the Daily Express reported.
The book portrays a 93-year-old version of Holmes, who is eager to solve one last case but without his trusty sidekick Dr Watson. (ANI)
Los Angeles: Ian Mckellen shared the first look of his character of an ageing Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming film with his fans on Twitter.
The film, which was previously titled `A Slight Trick of the Mind` will see McKellen channeling his inner detective to solve a cold case from years ago.
"Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he`s 93 years old and it`s my turn. #MrHolmes," wrote the actor.
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