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Ian McKellen Turned Down 1.5 Million to Officiate at Wedding as Gandalf

"I was offered one-and-a-half million dollars to marry a very famous couple in California, which I would perhaps have considered doing, but I had to go dressed as Gandalf. So I said, 'I am sorry, Gandalf doesn't do weddings'," said Ian McKellen

  | August 23, 2016 13:39 IST (Los Angeles)
Ian Mckellen

Ian McKellen in a still from Lord of the Rings.

Highlights

  • Sean Parker wanted Sir Ian to officiate the wedding
  • I don't go dressing up - except in plays, said Ian McKellen
  • Gandalf doesn't do weddings, he added
Sir Ian McKellen turned down $1.5 million deal to officiate a wedding dressed as Gandalf - his famous character from The Lord of the Rings. The 77-year-old was asked to appear at the wedding of Napster founder Sean Parker, but he refused, reports Daily Mail.
"I was offered one-and-a-half million dollars to marry a very famous couple in California, which I would perhaps have considered doing, but I had to go dressed as Gandalf. So I said, 'I am sorry, Gandalf doesn't do weddings'," he said.
However, the actor said he had no idea who was behind the offer.
"He was a very rich man, that's all I know. I don't go dressing up - except in plays and things at places like this," he said.
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