TW- Sir Ian McKellen, who famously played the wizard in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” film trilogies, revealed that he was offered a substantial sum to reprise the role — just not onscreen. “I was offered $1.5 million to marry a very famous couple in California, which I would perhaps have considered doing but I had to go dressed as Gandalf,” McKellen told The Daily Mail. “So I said, ‘I am sorry. Gandalf doesn’t do weddings.’” According to the Mail, the couple in question was Silicon Valley legend Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas, who spent a reported $10 million on a Tolkien wedding back in 2013. Of course, officiating a wedding isn’t outside McKellen’s range of talents. Back in 2013, he famously led the service when his longtime friend and “X-Men” co-star Sir Patrick Stewart tied the knot with Sunny Ozell.
Bruh what? Nobody, and I literally mean nobody, is in a position where they should turn down 1.5 million dollars to officiate a wedding. Bill Gates and Mark Cuban would officiate a wedding for that amount of money. It’s not even really about the money. Well it is. But it’s mostly the fact that someone is offering that amount of money to do something so easy. How long does it take to officiate a wedding? 30 minutes? Or maybe an hour if you’re a stupid Catholic like me? Either way, you’re making a shit ton of money for doing close to nothing. What was his reasoning for turning it down? Gandalf doesn’t do weddings? Well guess what. Gandalf does fucking weddings now. Don’t try and tell me he’s trying to honor the character. Fuck that. Money be green. Maybe I’m wrong. I’m not a big LOTRs guy. I watched them all when I was really high so Gandalf doesn’t mean as much to me. But still. 1.5 million dollars is 1.5 million dollars. Put on your stupid hat and your stupid robe and officiate that shit.
By the way, this is the only thing I picture whenever I hear the name Gandalf
Gandalf. Ganondorf. Gold jacket. Green jacket. Who gives a shit.