WION Web TeamDelhi, IndiaApr 16, 2018, 07.00 PM (IST)
Veteran English actor who is popular for his role in The Lord of the Rings as Gandalf or as Magneto in X-Men franchise reveals that he thinks about his death “every day”.
As reported in PTI, the 78-year-old star has planned his funeral and memorial service which he wants to be held in a theatre in a "celebratory way". He has even spent a whole evening making a "wish list" for the final service to acknowledge his life journey.
According to an upcoming documentary titled "McKellen: Playing The Part", Ian said he did not want religion involved in his funeral. He said, "And I would like the memorial to take place in a celebratory way - in a theatre. Free admission. And I'd want a lot of beautiful people. And when I finished this I thought, 'Ooh, I'd love to go to that funeral.' So I hope I might arrange a dress rehearsal before I go."
"As I see other people getting decrepit and unable to work, I think, well, that may well happen to me... But in the meantime why deny myself the pleasure of rehearsing a play?" he added