Ian McKellen Doesn’t Know

At first I was a little miffed by what sounded to me like a condescending statement by actor Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies. He told a Today show interviewer —

“I never understand the plot, anyway,” he chuckled about the Peter Jackson-directed films. “I just do what I’m told.”

But when I read that he’s currently doing two plays with Patrick Stewart on Broadway, one of which is “Waiting for Godot”, I could see how insisting on understanding the plot of every assignment might limit a person’s acting career.

4 thoughts on “Ian McKellen Doesn’t Know

  1. I love the actor Ian. I was listening to an audio book on newfiction.com . His voice is great.

  2. If it helps an actor to have no clue about his role in a film, I guess I’m all for it.

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