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Patrick Stewart Says Ian McKellen Advised Him Against 'Star Trek' Role

Patrick Stewart recalled his biggest career highlights, including “X-Men,” “Logan,” “Star Trek,” and the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Variety Studio at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Stewart said his friend Ian McKellen advised him against taking on the “Star Trek” role of Jean-Luc Picard at the time.

“He said, ‘I don’t think you should take this job, I don’t think this would be right for you,'” Stewart said.

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