Patrick Stewart on hanging out with Taylor Swift: ‘Ian McKellen and I are in her squad now’

Stewart and fellow actor Ian McKellen recently recited Taylor Swift song lyrics in online clips

Actor Patrick Stewart has discussed his budding friendship with singer Taylor Swift.

Both Stewart and fellow actor Ian McKellen recently recited Taylor Swift song lyrics, with the footage going viral online.

Upon seeing the clips, Swift replied via Twitter inviting the pair to be part of her “squad”. She said: “Thanks for reciting my lyrics, @IanMcKellen and @SirPatStew! You’ve made my day. You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals”.

Now, the X-Men and Star Trek actor has told People that he intends to hang out with Swift shortly in Los Angeles.

“She’s coming to Los Angeles soon, so I’m hoping that we’re going to connect,” he said. “I mean, Ian [McKellen] and I are in the squad now, so right on!”

“I don’t know where you go after that, honestly! That’s an accolade that I never expected but I’m embracing whole-heartedly.”

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Watch footage of McKellen reciting ‘Bad Blood’ in a video for Yahoo and Stewart reading ‘Blank Space’ on NPR’s ‘Ask Me Another’ show below, as well as the Twitter exchanges between Swift and Stewart.