Best friends recreate Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen’s classic selfies

Reenacting the best celebrity Twitpics of all time.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Dec 1, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 12:52 am CDT

If you follow Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen on Twitter, you’ll undoubtedly have noticed that the two actors are best friends. On top of their shared history as X-Men rivals (and British Knights), they’re co-starring in two Broadway shows right now… and taking hilarious selfies all over New York, while they’re at it.

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Thanks to their legendary BFF status, Stewart and McKellen’s Twitpics (latest update: the two actors sharing a Thanksgiving turkey) have gone viral and spawned their own imitators in the form of two friends named Matt Renton and John Wybar.

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In various locations around London, they’ve been recreating Stewart and McKellen’s most popular selfies, including their “Homies Forever” photo and Stewart’s infamous picture of himself wearing a lobster costume in the bath.

With @Easy_Weebzy at The Monument vs. @SirPatStew and @IanMcKellen pic.twitter.com/AIMNQTRMwq

— Matt Renton (@oil_of_oleg) November 10, 2013

Basically, there is no way to look at these photos without wondering, “Why didn’t I think of this first?” 

Coney Souvenir with @Easy_Weebzy vs. @SirPatStew and @IanMcKellen pic.twitter.com/vXerdykc9F

— Matt Renton (@oil_of_oleg) November 10, 2013

Jogging! (London Bridge) with @Easy_Weebzy vs. @SirPatStew and @IanMcKellen pic.twitter.com/dZmyPWzlWI

— Matt Renton (@oil_of_oleg) November 10, 2013

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Corn on the cob is out of season… with @Easy_Weebzy vs. @SirPatStew and @IanMcKellen pic.twitter.com/W70CX5yt8w

— Matt Renton (@oil_of_oleg) November 10, 2013

One thing’s for certain: if your friendship measures up to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen’s, then you must be doing something right. 

Photo via oil_of_oleg/Twitter

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*First Published: Dec 1, 2013, 12:50 pm CST