McKellen and Stewart Discuss Working with McAvoy and Fassbender 0

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Real life best friends and onscreen frienemies Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have recently talked to the Wall Street Journal, in which they discussed their return as Professor X and Magneto via X-Men: Days of Future Past, as well as their experiences working with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, who will be playing alternate reality/younger versions of their characters:

“There was a certain happy charm about it,” says Stewart of the scene he shares with James McAvoy in the film’s trailer, “in that, when we shot that scene, it was James’ first day of work and it was my last day.”

“He is illustrating a time in Charles Xavier’s life which was very different from the time that I’ve been inhabiting in the previous three movies, and we just let that play out. I think we’ve both been looking forward to doing that scene immensely.”

“I think [Fassbender] made it clear that he wanted to be his own Magneto and that suits the nature of the story and his part in it,” says McKellen. “And Bryan Singer clearly doesn’t mind that we don’t look much like each other.”

“Although, they have put out a poster where our faces are blended and you do a double take and think, ‘ooh, my goodness, I didn’t know I was that good looking,’ and then realize the bit that’s good looking is not me, but Fassbender.”

Via: Wall Street Journal