Something is happening in Hollywood tonight. pic.twitter.com/hhDTqOtBx5— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) April 19, 2016
If his name wasn’t right there in the Tweet, you might not realize who’s sitting in the artist’s chair. Yes, that’s Sir Patrick Stewart, proving his thespian reach by dolling up in drag to promote his Starz show Blunt Talk. Stewart and co-star Adrian Scarborough (also in drag) attended Starz’s Blunt Talk Emmy Panel Monday night.
During the event, everyone's favorite "Star Trek" captain (sorry, William Shatner) defied conventional wisdom by saying that one of the best things about filming fellow panelist and showrunner Jonathan Ames' sitcom was the number of times he's been able to say "I've never done that before."
His drag getup was the latest example, but it was preceded by several others: snorting cocaine for a scene, shooting a post-coital reaction. A fan shouted that Stewart resembled Cate Blanchett; Professor X politely disagreed, going so far as to apologize to the two-time Oscar winner.
See more pictures of the event at Uproxx.