The actor was interviewed in regards to the movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. Here the 73 year old actor plays Gandalf as he also did in the hit movie trilogy “Lord of the Rings”. McKellen added that the cancer is not life-threatening for him yet. He checks it regularly to make sure it doesn’t spread.
The actor admitted he feared the disease when he first found about it. He concluded “But if it is contained in the prostate it’s no big deal. Many, many men die from it but it’s one of the cancers that is totally treatable”. McKellen is not following any treatment yet because he said at his age the disease is no threat if it is contained like in his case.
His London representatives could not be reached for an immediate comment after the interview.