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Sir Ian McKellen turns Taylor Swift into Shakespeare

Gabby Jeffries July 17, 2015
Ian McKellen walks a red carpet for 'Ian McKellen: Playing The Part' during the 12th Rome Film Fest at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 1, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

Ian McKellen walks a red carpet for 'Ian McKellen: Playing The Part' during the 12th Rome Film Fest at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 1, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty)

Sir Ian McKellen has recorded a ‘cover’ of a Taylor Swift song – but not as you know it.

The veteran rights activist and X-Men star opted to recite the star’s smash hit Bad Blood during an interview with Yahoo! Movies.

The actor, who is promoting his latest film Mr Holmes, recited a number of songs in his best theatrical monologue voice.

As well as ‘Bad Blood’, the actor took on Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk.

In a separate interview, his X-Men colleague Patrick Stewart took up the challenge – reciting another popular Taylor Swift song, Blank Space.

The clips spread so fast that T-Swizzle herself weighed in, writing: “Thanks for reciting my lyrics, @IanMcKellen and @SirPatStew!

“You’ve made my day. You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals.”

 

 

Sir Ian recently explained a series of popular ‘couple’ photos that saw him and Sir Patrick holding hands while visiting New York.

He explained: “Well, the image of those fun photos of Patrick and me – which were taken by his wife, Sunny – are of someone who seems to be enjoying themselves.

“What I thought was fun about Sunny’s idea to do those shots of Patrick and me, was at least they were taken by somebody who knew us; who knew what we would like to do. There was nothing that was forced. It wasn’t a PR idea. It was, but it was in family.”

More: actor, Bad Blood, Gay, ian mckellen, LGBT, Mr. Holmes, sir ian mckellen, song, taylor swift, X-Men

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