We guess Gandalf is done with the whole ring thing!
Part of the reason we love
Okay, so it wasn’t just ANY wedding, as Sean Parker, former Facebook president and creator of Napster, apparently offered McKellen close to $1.5 million to officiate his wedding IN character as Gandalf, the actor’s character from the Lord of the Rings movies.
According to Daily Mail, back in 2013, Ian was asked to marry Parker and his now-wife, Alexandra Lenas, and the 77-year-old might have actually done it, but he didn’t want to be in character! When DM asked the veteran actor why he wouldn’t officiate the wedding, he said:
“I said, ‘I am sorry, Gandalf doesn’t do weddings.”
Maybe Ian just didn’t trust Golem as the ring bearer. LOLz!
While it’s a bummer that the LOTR actor didn’t take part in the nuptials, we’re sure Sean had a blast as he still went with a Tolkein theme that reportedly cost him about $9 million!
Since the X-Men star turned down the 36-year-old, Parker got some help instead from LOTR costume designer Ngila Dickson, who made outfits for high profile wedding guests — including Sting and Emma Watson!
As for Parker though, don’t worry about his bank account as he’s still worth $2 billion.
Taking to Instagram to remember the time he and his “fellowship” members — Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, and Billy Boyd — got tattoos of the Elvish number nine in honor of the film, the 39-year-old posted: