Ian McKellen, an actor known for playing Magneto in the X-Men saga and Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchise, has already received the coronavirus vaccine. The 81-year-old British interpreter has shared his experience with images of him receiving the injection through social networks.

“It is a special day. Anyone who has lived as long as I have is because they have been vaccinated before, ” McKellen begins. “ You don’t wear it just for yourself, also for people close to you. You are doing your part in society. Of course, it doesn’t hurt… It is convenient to get in touch and meet the NHS team and thank them for how hard they have been working is a bonus. I would not hesitate to recommend it to everyone. I feel very lucky to have received the vaccine, ”he adds.

The ITV medium has had the opportunity to record the moment in which the actor got the vaccine and has obtained some more statements. “Next time I come, well, six days later, I’m going to give you a big hug. Is that allowed? I don’t know, ”he says. He also stressed that he feels “euphoric” after receiving the injection.

The COVID-19 vaccination began in the United Kingdom on December 8. The first to receive it has been the elderly and health personnel. McKellen, being 81 years old, falls into the first risk group.