Patrick Stewart is clearing up the mystery of Pizza-Gate 2013. The actor did not actually try pizza for the first time ever on Wednesday in New York City.
The “X-Men” star had fans — and major media outlets — flipping their dough over his Tweet on Tuesday, which read, “My first ever pizza ‘slice’. Please note: the authentic NY fold.” The Tweet accompanied a photo of the 73-year-old actor diving into a slice of NYC pizza.
But, Patrick wants the world to know he has had pizza before, just never pre-cut.
In fashion befitting a man who has “Sir” before his name, he has only ever eaten pizza with silverwear.
“When it was brought over to me, my first comment was ‘There’s no knife and fork,’” he told New York Mag on Thursday. “Of course, I was mocked for thinking that I could eat a pizza slice with a knife and fork.”
Patrick said there’s no way he could have made it this far in life without eating pizza.
“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,” he told the mag.
“But nevertheless, this was my first slice of pizza, which I was only eating because my fiancee 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,” he added.