July 16, 2015


Ian McKellen Delivers Stirring Readings of "Bad Blood" and "Uptown Funk"

Sir Ian McKellen's new movie Mr. Holmes is coming to theaters, which is as good a reason as any for the Lord of the Rings actor to get in on the "English elder statesman reads lyrics of popular songs" game.

Selecting some of his "favorite lyrics," McKellen gives Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" a dramatic rendition on par with the blockbuster-style music video. The bow he puts on that little "hey" at the end is divine. Watch Gandalf read the songs above.

McKellen's choice to go with the chorus of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" rather than the verses is particular inspired. This might be the best piece of Swiftabilia we've seen since "Bad Blood" got sung in 20 different styles