UPDATE (May 31, 2013): Suddenly, the movie world makes sense again.
Yesterday, we all went into a mini-tizzy over Patrick Stewart's tweet about having his "first ever pizza 'slice,'" but as it turns out, he meant to put a lot more emphasis on the word "slice" than a simple pair of double quote marks would allow.
Befuddled by all the media attention his little tweet got — this site included, obvs — the good Sir reached out to New York Magazine to set the record straight.
"People misunderstood," he explained. "There was a school of thought that I had eaten my first pizza, but of course how could that possibly be true? I would have had to have stayed locked up in a cellar." Uh, yeah, guy. That was the whole point of the resulting kerfuffle.
"But nevertheless, this was my first slice of pizza," Stewart continued, "which I was only eating because my fiancée and I were a little hung-over yesterday morning and she said what we need is pizza and a soothing drink — and she was right. It solved the problem. But, in fact, it was my first slice."
There. It's all settled, then. And yay! Things aren't weird anymore! Well, they still are, but at least not with the PatStew.
PREVIOUSLY (May 30, 2013): Pizza might have originated in the big boot, but after generations of immigration and cultural infiltration into the land of stars and stripes, the pepperoni-and-cheese scattered treat is now as 'merican as apple pie.
Sir Patrick Stewart's been a part of this great nation — granted, mostly in La La Land — for at least long enough to have supped on most of the native cuisine, but somehow, some way, the 72-year-old just had his first slice of pizza yesterday.
We repeat, Patrick Stewart dined on his very first slice of pizza as a near three-quarter centurion.
The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star and Brooklyn resident had done a lot of things before yesterday, like moving to another continent, getting married and having children, receiving knighthood, saving a baby bird he found in his garden, and even captaining the Starship Enterprise for seven years ... a lot of things. And somehow "having a slice" just didn't come into the picture until this week. The mind, it really does baffle.
As one might expect, though, Professor X himself did not betray his novice nature in this Twitter image of his tomato-y experience, no Sir. He handled that thing like a regular Yankee and even dressed appropriately for the occasion.
My first ever pizza "slice". Please note: the authentic NY fold. twitter.com/SirPatStew/sta…
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) May 29, 2013
Now, that's amore.