21 Times Ian McKellen And Patrick Stewart Were The Cutest Work BFFs

At a TimesTalk panel promoting their Broadway shows, Sir Ian and Sir Patrick continued to be the most awesome people alive.

1. When the interviewer asked Sir Patrick to describe something “surprising” he’s learned about Sir Ian over their years of friendship:

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2. When Sir Patrick revealed one of Sir Ian’s talents:

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3. When Sir Ian described a conversation he had with his friend Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies:

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4. When Sir Patrick described Sir Ian’s early days on the British stage:

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5. Whenever they demonstrated their affection for each other:

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6. When Sir Ian described one of the benefits of working onstage with Sir Patrick:

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7. When Sir Patrick talked about watching Sir Ian act onstage:

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8. When Sir Ian referred to Sir Patrick as “Captain Picard”:

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9. When they talked about how much fun they were having on Broadway:

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10. When Sir Ian mentioned the one downside to playing Gandalf:

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11. When the interviewer asked if they’d “immediately said yes” when they were offered roles in the X-Men movies:

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12. When Sir Patrick explained his hesitance to accept the role of Professor Xavier:

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13. When Sir Ian talked about Magneto’s “size”:

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14. When Sir Ian explained how they became close friends on the X-Men set:

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15. When Sir Ian fangirled over Halle Berry:

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16. When Sir Ian explained how he kept an online “diary” while filming the first Lord of the Rings movie:

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17. When Sir Ian talked about how wonderful it was to interact with LOTR fans online:

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18. When Sir Patrick described the social structure of Hollywood:

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19. When Sir Ian revealed that he tried to talk Sir Patrick out of doing Star Trek:

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20. When Sir Patrick revealed the existence of an AMAZING STAR TREK MOVIE SCRIPT:

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21. When Sir Ian talked about playing Gandalf:

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Sir Ian and Sir Patrick’s “No Man’s Land” and “Waiting for Godot” premiere on Broadway on November 24th:

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