Stephen Colbert Geeks Out Over Ian McKellen
BY Michelle Garcia
December 04 2012 3:43 PM ET
Sir Ian McKellen jokes that the next Middle Earth sequel will feature a new take on his character -- Gandalf the Gay.
"And you get to find out who is is favorite dwarf," he said on the Colbert Report Monday night.
McKellan appeared on the show to plug is next film, The Hobbit, where he plays Gandalf the Grey. Host Stephen Colbert talked briefly about gay characters in the media, J.R.R. Tolkien super-fans (like Colbert, whose set is an homage to The Hobbit), and his menacing X-Men character, Magneto. Watch the interview below:
- #TBT: They Died in the Closet
- Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend
- Meet This Year's 'Prime Time 25'
- Why the Mississippi Marriage Win Is Our Most Important Yet
- 5 James Baldwin Quotes That Foreshadowed Ferguson
- Texas AG: Same-Sex Couples' Request to Marry 'Untimely, Out of Order'