So Captain Jean-Luc Picard HAS journeyed into the realm of delicious Italian food, after all!
(and, duh!) Patrick Stewart got a lot of attention for his Twitter post yesterday, showing him, in his own words, enjoying his “first ever pizza slice.” In reality, he HAS had pizza, he just doesn’t eat it often (and started late!). Says Stewart via People:
“People misunderstood. 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,” the British-born actor and Brooklyn resident says.
“But nevertheless,” Stewart, 72, said in his own defense, “this was my first slice of pizza, which I was only eating because my fiancée and I were a little hungover yesterday morning and she said what we need is pizza and a soothing drink – and she was right. It solved the problem.”
But as for the question about his past pizza experience, Stewart said, “In fact, it was my first slice, and when it was brought over to me, my first comment was ‘There’s no knife and fork.’ “
I LOVE hearing about Stewart being hung over. And, to be honest, the star really DIDN’T start eating pizza until his 20′s, which is weird! Stewart said he was in his 20s before he had even laid eyes upon a pizza.
“I know that will sound bizarre to you,” he said, “but I grew up in a small community in northern England.”
Well, better make up for lost time, Patrick! Delicious, delicious lost time…