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Sir Ian McKellan Mistaken For Homeless, Given Spare Change

Ian-mckellan-waiting-for-godot4  I love pretty much everything about this story.

Gandalf the Gray will be appearing in Waiting For Godot in Melbourne, Australia. The play is currently in rehearsals, and while taking a break in-costume outside the theater, a passerby thought he was an actual panhandler and dropped a dollar into his hat.

Get this: the 70-year-old actor told the story himself, ON TWITTER. Because of course he's on Twitter. 

During the dress rehearsal of Godot, I crouched by the stage door of the Comedy Theatre, getting some air, my bowler hat at my feet [and] seeing an unkempt old man down on his luck, a passer-by said, 'Need some help, brother?' and put a dollar in my hat.

He then tweeted: 

I hope the Melbourne audiences will be as generous. The dollar coin is now lodged between two drawing pins on the board above my dressing room mirror.

And because the man is no fool, he staged the following (ADORABLE) recreation photos of the event to drum up a little publicity for the show. And because they are, like I said, completely ADORABLE, I'm totally going along with it and encourage any and all of our Australian readers to go see Waiting For Godot in Melbourne. 

The rest of y'all should definitely go ahead and follow Sir Ian on Twitter at THEREALSIRIAN. He recently tweeted about feeling a little down in the dumps and in need of a big bowl of rum-raisin ice cream. Oh my God, I love him so much.




(With co-star Roger Rees)

Source (via ONTD)

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Ha! Love him. Totally an completely.

How about this on? ;)

"Has anyone else's taste in Cadbury Creme Eggs declined somewhat in recent years? When I was a younger man I could eat them like tomatoes."

Because, yes, so true! Oh this makes me irrationally happy. Thanks Amy!


OMFG. I LOVE Ian McKellan and I LOVE Waiting for Godot. This is absolutely hysterical. Someone buy me a plane ticket.


omg i might have to go on twitter now (after refusing for 2 yrs) just to follow him.


He is the best of all the best. The greatest hands of all time.


By far, the best story I've heard all day. I love this man to no end. I adore that he's on Twitter...and I'm not. Maybe he might be the reason I finally get an account!


And looking at the history, he's actually tweeted about rum raisin ice cream multiple times. I big pink puffy heart him!


I'm only sad I didn't know about this sooner.
I think he is a fabulous actor- those eyes!

Suzy Q

I love this.


Kate, ditto. He is the awesome sauce that could get me on Twitter.

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