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Your Majesty

Patrick Stewart has been described as one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world. What was the cast's reaction to this?

Picture Patrick Stewart isn't my type I have to say! I can understand how other people would regard him as one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world - I knew this was going to happen.

I remember going to a convention, one time, and mentioning Patrick's name, and women screaming. This was quite early on and I came back to work and said, 'You know, Patrick, you're on your way to becoming a sex symbol.' He said, 'Oh, don't be ridiculous, darling.' So I told him 'No, I'm totally serious - watch out.' My words came true and he did become this huge sex symbol, which I'm sure he never imagined was going to happen in his wildest dreams.

We got some pretty bad reviews in some newspaper when we first started, and one of Patrick's reviews said, 'Unknown Shakespearean actor,' which we taped on his door of his trailer � or 'First choice low comedy at the RSC'. It was a surprise for him, but not so much for us - of course, we teased him mercilessly. That was the kind of set we had, we just teased him � 'Oh watch out, here's one of the most beautiful people in the world.' That was about the time we started calling him 'Your Majesty.'

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