Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins danced together in a viral video: “I love this man”

Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins danced together in a viral video: “I love this man”
Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins danced together in a viral video: “I love this man”

The veteran Hollywood actors starred in this adorable moment that provoked thousands of reactions from fans on social networks

Two big Hollywood stars met in a viral video. Anthony Hopkins expressed his support for his friend Ian McKellen, who recently fell off the stage of a theater in London. Last Sunday, Hopkins shared an emotional video on Instagram in which both actors are seen dancing to the rhythm of “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen.

In the video, both friends, who worked together on the 2015 film The dresser (The Dresser), they wore matching plaid jackets. McKellen, 85, also sported a flat cap and paired his outfit with a purple scarf. Hopkins, for his part, enjoyed the company of his friend so much that he even kissed her on the cheek.

Hopkins mentioned that they were both wearing Gucci and thanked Salma Hayek for recording the video. (Credits: Instagram/@anthonyhopkins)

Anthony, who is currently 86 years old, accompanied the video with a message in which he reiterated his love for McKellen, writing: “Today I celebrate my dear friend, Ian, and his unbreakable spirit… I love this man.”.

In the video description, Hopkins mentioned that they were both wearing Gucci and thanked her friend Salma Hayek, 57 years old, who would have been responsible for recording the video. Within the same text box on Instagram, the actor does not specify whether the images were recorded before or after McKellen’s fall, which occurred on Monday, June 17.

Hopkins noted McKellen’s “unbreakable spirit” in the video’s description and expressed her love for him. (Credit: Rich Fury/VF22/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Last week, BBC News reported that McKellen was recovering after fall from the stage during a presentation of the play “Player Kings” at the Noël Coward theater in London. According to the report, Ian lost his balance during a fight scene and fell off the stage. The producers of the play told People in a statement that McKellen would undergo a scan and was expected to make a “full recovery.”

“Thank you to our audience and the general public for their well wishes following Ian’s fall during tonight’s performance of ‘Player Kings,’” the statement read. “Following a scan, the brilliant team at the NHS have assured us that Ian will make a quick and complete recovery and that he is in good spirits.”

McKellen is recovering after falling off the stage during a performance of the play “Player Kings” at the Noël Coward Theater in London. (Credits: Noël Coward Theatre)

Since the incident, McKellen has thanked everyone for their “kind messages and support.” In a statement to Peoplethe actor said: “Since the accident, during last night’s ‘Player Kings’ performance, my wounds have been diagnosed and treated by a range of experts, specialists and nurses working for the NHS.”

Ian McKellen expressed his immense gratitude to the medical staff, highlighting the good care and encouraging news they gave him at that time. “They have assured me that my recovery will be complete and quick and I am eager to get back to work,” he said.

Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen worked together in the 2015 film “The Locker Room.” (Credits: Joss Barratt)

Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen have shared a long friendship, as well as notable artistic collaborations. Both actors, veterans and recognized in the film and theater industry, continue to be influential figures loved by the public. Their dance video not only showcased their camaraderie, but also offered a positive and encouraging image amid McKellen’s recovery.

The situation has generated a wave of support from the followers of both actors, who have sent multiple messages of encouragement and good wishes to the actor who gave life to the iconic Magneto in the film saga of X Men in the first decade of the 2000s.

Ian McKellen has shown interest in reprising his role as Gandalf in new “Lord of the Rings” projects developed by Warner Bros. (Credits: New Line Cinema)

Recently, Ian McKellen has shown interest in reprising his role as Gandalf in the new projects of The Lord of the rings being developed by Warner Bros., including the film The Hunt for Gollum. Meanwhile, Anthony Hopkins prepares for the series premiere Those About to Diewhere he will play Emperor Vespasian, once again exploring the era of gladiators and arena fighting.

 
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