A Real-Life Superhero: Patrick Stewart

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Patrick Stewart plays Professor Charles Xavier, a telepathic mutant who runs a school. While Professor X is today respected as the leader of the X-Men, this was not always the case. He was abused as a child by his stepfather – a life experience he shares with the actor who brings him to life. In the past, Stewart has been open about the domestic violence he and his mother suffered at the hands of his father, delivering a speech about it at an Amnesty International event in 2009. In the above video, he talks about the non-acting accomplishments he’s proudest of – and one of his answers might surprise you.

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Photo Credit: By Cdt. Patrick Caughey[1] [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Written by Sasha Graffagna

 

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Patrick Stewart plays Professor Charles Xavier, a telepathic mutant who runs a school. While Professor X is today respected as the leader of the X-Men, this was not always the case. He was abused as a child by his stepfather – a life experience he shares with the actor who brings him to life. In the past, Stewart has been open about the domestic violence he and his mother suffered at the hands of his father, delivering a speech about it at an Amnesty International event in 2009. In the above video, he talks about the non-acting accomplishments he’s proudest of – and one of his answers might surprise you.

Were you moved by this? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, in the comments, or Tweet us @SuperheroYou.

Photo Credit: By Cdt. Patrick Caughey[1] [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Written by Sasha Graffagna

 

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