Sirs Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart: Manhattan Mates!

Posted Thursday April 3, 2014 9:00 AM GMT

They’re best friends and longtime costars so it’s no wonder Sir Ian McKellan and Sir Patrick Stewart decided to team up and explore New York City as a pair.

The “X-Men” costars, who have been working together on the Broadway production of “No Man’s Land” and “Waiting for Godot,” posed for a variety of tourist-style photos that ended up on Stewart’s Twitter account.

Regarding their shots of Madame Tussauds, the Empire State Building and Coney Island, Patrick noted, “It has taken me by surprise, anyway, the response to the two of us doing silly photographs in exciting places and helping promote our show.”

McKellen added, jokingly, “Ever since Patrick asked me to marry him in the summer, we couldn't have been closer, could we?”

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