We know and love Sir Patrick Stewart for his turns as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films, and as best buddy and frequent co-star, with Sir Ian McKellen. In fact, the pair’s series of playfully queer photo tweets, taken all over NYC while appearing in Broadway’s Waiting For Godot last year, led to an overzealous reporter incorrectly “outing” Stewart in The Guardian. In fact, McKellen married Stewart! He officiated at the 2013 marriage to his third wife, Sunny Ozell.
Playing gay, after all, is a happy occasion for Stewart, who was knighted in 2010. His first post-Trek role was that of Sterling, the good-humored and sassy boyfriend to Bryan Batt in 1995’sJeffrey, Paul Rudnick’s daring rom-com about love in the age of AIDS. He appeared in a 2003 episode of hit TV sitcom Frasier, “The Doctor Is Out,” as a gay opera director with a crush on Kelsey Grammar, and 2015 saw release of indie drama Match, in which he stars as a bisexual Julliard dance instructor forced to confront a man who may be his bastard child.
While promoting Match in New York City, Stewart joined us in the VIP Lounge for a round of dish and scoops about his life, McKellen, and, of course, travel.