Legendary actor Ian McKellen has had a lengthy career that has spanned both television and film (you may know him from The Lord of the Rings or X-Men franchises, to name a few) but the 65-year-old Brit is hardly slowing down. In fact, Ian seems to be eyeing a guest spot on Glee! We’ll let him explain.

Ian held a Q&A session with his 1.2 million + Twitter followers late last week, and when one fan asked him if he would ever guest star on an American TV show, his true gleek status was revealed. “If the entire cast of Glee got down on their knees I might have to consider it,” he replied.

First of all, that can be arranged (right, Ryan Murphy?) and second of all, we can’t stop thinking of roles Sir Ian (yes, he’s been knighted) could play! The trajectory of Glee’s sixth and final season is still being kept from us, though we know the show will get back to its roots, but if Ian’s dream guest-starring gig were to become a reality, we’d love to see his character interact with Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer).


Just imagine him putting occasionally pompous Rachel in her place when she arrives in Los Angeles. And something tells us Kurt would kiss the ground Sir Ian walks on: he’s accomplished, British, and out. Come to think of it, why even create a character for Mr. McKellen when the real thing is so fabulous!

Do you think Ian’s tweet will lead to a guest-starring role on Glee, or is it just wishful thinking? Sound off below!

Glee Season 6 is expected to debut in 2015.