Sir Patrick Stewart Talks About his Love of James McAvoy and ‘Picard’s’ Canine Co-Star: WATCH

On Friday’s episode of  The Talk, Sir Patrick Stewart dishes about the new CBS ALL ACCESS series Picard that he’s starring in and executive producing.

Stewart reveals how fellow X-Men co-star James McAvoy had interest in playing the younger Picard. “He wants to play every young version of everything I do,” jokes Stewart. “He is a brilliant and talented actor, and a very delightful, and very funny and cheeky person.”

Stewart also spills details on how his character Picard came to have a canine co-star in the upcoming series. “[The dog] is my only buddy, certainly at the beginning of the series. I’m limited in what I can tell you, but he’s no longer in Starfleet, nothing to do with the Federation. He is in France, looking after his Chateau Picard vineyard. And I said, ‘Well if I’m going to be doing that, to keep him company and keep him happy, he must have a dog… However, it has to be a pit bull.’ I’m a campaigner for that breed.”

Watch the clip below.



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