Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart bromance continues: X-Men star gushes about 'pussy cat' BFF Patrick Stewart

Promoting the new X-Men film, the star paused to chat about making the internet fall in love

Ian McKellen, one half of the internet’s most adored bromance, affectionately described Patrick Stewart as a “pussy cat” at a press event yesterday.

Speaking to an ITN reporter, Sir Ian said: “He’s a pussy cat. Very, very close to the surface he’s a pussy cat but the exterior is so magisterial.”

“He’s irresistible”, he added.

Sir Patrick is not perfect though, as Sir McKellen added he’d be unable to imitate him: “Oh certainly not, he’s Yorkshire for goodness sake.”

He continued: “I don’t know why I give him the time of day. Yorkshire.”

Joking aside, the actor described his bowler-hatted bestie as “blunt, he tells it how it is - in that wonderful deep voice.”

Continuing, he said: “I love Patrick. I’ve just been working with him on Broadway on two plays and how could you not love Patrick?”

It’s unlikely anyone with access to a computer and the internet is unaware of the pairs’ recent activities, as their social media accounts racked up hundreds of millions of likes, share, re-tweets and affection.

Straight off after performing in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s comedy No Man’s Land, the two Sirs return to the screen as Magneto and Professor Xavier in the latest instalment of the X-Men franchise.

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