Meiling: “First of all, congratulations on all of your achievement, Sir Stewart! One of your recent posts on your Instagram has pulled a lot of attention, that was you doing apple picking, so what was the story behind this photo, and usually what are your daily activities when you are not under the public eyes?”
Patrick: “Well, I enjoy social media quiet a lot, I was reluctant initially to become a part of it, but now I am very glad that a lot of pressure was put on me to do this. As well as supporting all kinds of important causes. Important to me that is, it gave me the opportunity to have fun of a kind that isn’t usually associated with Patrick Stewart. And now I have a following of people who I think beginning to see there is more to me being Jean Luc Picard and Charles Xavier. I am lucky that I have a property with a large orchard and every autumn we pick fruit. And it was my wife who took the photograph, and said ‘I think this could be a very nice moment for Instagram.’ And I am very pleased on how it all appeared. And I would say a little byline too.
Meiling, “That’s very personal, I really like that. So, one of my personal friends actually almost got cast as one of the mutants on X-Men, and I can see the casting process is actually pretty interesting, so what was the casting process like for you?”
Patrick: “For me? I will tell you very simply. I was doing ADR Warner’s Brothers on a film I was done with Richard Donner, and during the session I got a note that handed to me saying that Lauren Shuler Donner would like to meet me at her office, this is Richard’s wife. I went to the office, and her assistant said the door is open just go right in. I pushed the door and stepped inside. Lauren held up a comic book right in front of her, and just smiled. And I said, ‘Why am I on that front of that comic?’ And she said, ‘exactly.’ I knew nothing about the X-Men, I am not a comic book fan. It has been 17 years that we have been associated with that. And every moment has been a delightful experience.”
帕特里克-斯图尔特：“其实很简单。当时我是在为李察-唐纳的电影《连锁阴谋》做后期配音，唐纳的妻子劳伦给我留了张纸条说想找我谈话。劳伦的助理跟我说门没锁，直接进去就成。我刚一进门，劳伦就朝我举起了一本动漫书，我便问她为什么我会在那本动漫书的封面上呢？劳伦回答说， “你猜的没错！” 当时的我真的对《X战警》动漫一无所知。我很珍惜每一次的拍摄合作，一晃就整整17年了，对那些快乐的时光仍然记忆犹新。