April writes: Yesterday VIland news here in Victoria reported that Ian McKellan was filming a small independent film, might’ve been called “Emile”, somewhere in Greater Victoria.
It is by a Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, but he decided that it was too crowded over there. Talk about understatements. Sir Ian plays a guy who goes back to, England to face his past.
Plus, I heard from a reliable source today that yesterday (Wednesday) he was filming a pickup scene for X-Men 2 right outside of St. Anne’s Academy (which resembles the Xavier school and is somewhere along #1 bus route). It’s causing quite a stir here at film school.
(Read more about this and X2 in my exclusive interview with Ian from BC coming soon! – Xo)