Both Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen, at ages 18 or 20 went to Cambridge and met years ago in their school’s drama department. At a young age they said they were both madly in love with each other, yet never acted upon it. Sir Ian often relates to it as “a passion that was undeclared and unrequited.” Since then they’ve told each other how big of a crush they both had on one another. So no matter how corny or how cheesy this show might be, I think back to what it must have been like for them long ago. Growing as young actors, with separate careers and and separate lives but still carrying a little spark for each other. I’m glad they got to perform together. Very bittersweet.
(Source : fornootherreasondave, via ubermichael)