Time's a ticking for Sir Ian McKellen.The article can be read in its entirety here.
Quite literally, as a matter of fact, given that he plays Cogsworth, a clock, in Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast retelling, slated for a 2017 release.
"Why the hell am I doing it? It just tickled my fancy," McKellen says. "To be in a Disney musical at 76, it's good, isn't it? It means you're still functioning."
From The Vancouver Sun:
For instance, he pleaded with Condon for a role in his live action version of Beauty and the Beast currently shooting in London.Source: USA Today, The Vancouver Sun
“I got on my knees and said, ‘Bill, please let me be in Beauty and the Beast’,” says McKellen who voices the talking clock Cogsworth.
“And I do get to sing a little bit, dance a little bit and pretend I’m in a Disney musical.”