The most celebrated and award-winning Hollywood actor Sir Ian Murray McKellen, popularly known as Ian McKellen says that his life is no less than a fairytale and he rather enjoys "good fairy tale" life.
The actor also states that this is the reason he has indulged himself in the upcoming movie Beauty and the Beast.
McKellen is well-known for his roles like Gandalf in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings franchise, and Magneto in X-Men. The award-winning actor will soon be seen in another major character as 'Cogsworth The Clock' in the film Beauty and the Beast.
Apart from associating with the character, Ian McKellen also stated that another reason to get on board with this live-action movie is the director Bill Condon.
"When a script comes to you in the mail and you see that it is from Bill, you say, 'Yes' even before you've read it. I had worked with him before, very enjoyable, on two films: 'Gods and Monsters' and 'Mr. Holmes'," McKellen stated.
He added, "One of the first films I saw was Cocteau's 'La Belle et le Bête' and I remember the excitement of the, albeit, rather primitive technology when the Beast sheds his mask and turns into the beautiful Jean Marais as the Prince."
"I enjoy a good fairy tale, and that's what this is... A traditional story that deals with morality and good vs. Evil." Said Ian McKellen.