Kudos to the costumer in Australia who made Sir Ian McKellen look so much like a tramp that people gave him money on the sidewalk.
McKellen is in rehearsals in Melbourne for the premiere there of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.”
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He was outside the theater taking a break, wearing the rags of his character Estragon, when someone handed him money.
"During the dress rehearsal of 'Godot,' I crouched by the stage door of the Comedy Theatre, getting some air, my bowler hat at my feet (and) seeing an unkempt old man down on his luck, a passer-by said, 'Need some help, brother?' and put a dollar in my hat,” McKellen told the UK’s Telegraph.
“The dollar coin is now lodged between two drawing pins on the board above my dressing room mirror. My lucky talisman.”
Aw come on. No one wondered why the homeless dude sounded like Gandalf?