Actor Patrick Stewart took to Reddit this morning to answer fan questions and promote his new show, Blunt Talk. With his trademark humor and wit, Stewart took on tough questions like “What’s in your perfect sandwich?” and “Who’s the better kisser: Ian McKellen or Conan O’Brian?”, the answer to the latter is apparently ‘neither’.
We’ve rounded up some of the highlights and best responses. Make it so!
What’s your secret to staying so young, looking so good, and having so much fun? TELL US PLEASE!
“Well the great man Sigmund Freud said the most important things for a happy and long life were love and work and I’ve had a cornucopia of both.”
What’s in your perfect sandwich?
“Always, all my life, a favorite, thickly sliced Granny Smith apple on thick, heavily buttered white bread. Very healthy and yummy.”
That’s right. Patrick Stewart likes apples in his sandwiches.
What would you advise to Daniel Radcliffe who’d like to play Shakespeare in theatre?
“Then Daniel should do it wherever and whenever he can. But I warn him, he could get hooked and wave goodbye to a lovely film career.”
Sir Patrick, I’ve read that you were born in Mirfield. As a fellow Yorkshireman, does your old accent ever pop out by mistake sometimes? Or has it completely disappeared after so many years away from God’s Own Country?
“Sithee, hearing my accent is like suppin’ ot lead.”
Whats the most accidentally funny thing you’ve done this week?
“Nothing I do is accidentally funny. It is all pre-meditated and carefully planned and scheduled. And if you steal one of my funny ideas, I WILL sue you.”
What was it like seeing your decapitated head in Macbeth?
“Don’t be silly, I couldn’t see my head. It was decapitated!”
What has been your favorite role to voice act?
“Deputy Director Avery Bullock on American Dad”
Who’s the better kisser: Ian McKellen or Conan O’Brian?
“Actually, it’s Alan Cumming.”
Frakes with a beard or cleanly shaven?
“Frakes with a beard, preferable, because it tickles when you kiss him.”
If you had the ability to ask William Shakespeare one question, what would it be?
“My question would be: Prove to me you’re William Shakespeare.”
What do you consider to be the most fun you have had in your acting career?
Easy. First season of Blunt Talk. For the 12 weeks of shooting, I remember nothing except laughing, which is a nice way to get through a working day, especially if it’s 14 hours. Everyone in our cast is a comedian (or comedienne). They’re funny on screen and they’re funny off, which accounts for my comment about laughing. There’s not much laughter when you’re performing King Lear or Macbeth.
Stewart’s new show, Blunt Talk, premieres August 22 on Starz.
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