Patrick Stewart, 72, live tweets his first slice of pizza: adorable or try-hard?

Patrick Stewart

Ahhh, Patrick Stewart. The dude is not usually my type, but his gravelly voice makes me want to spit shine his adorable little head while murmuring, “Make it so, Number One.” Voices are important, you know.

Did you know what Captain Picard … er … Patrick …. is on Twitter? Well, he is, and he’s quite charming in the process. In fact, he’s tweeting a lot of sexy photos of himself (including a nice kilt shot, which I’ve included at the bottom of this post) and really embracing the social-media reality of today. Of particular interest is Stewart’s tweet of yesterday, which includes an incredible claim: “My first ever pizza ‘slice.’ Please note: the authentic NY fold.” In the above photo, Stewart is holding his folded pizza in one hand while drinking a wee soda and wearing a fetching, tight black t-shirt. Oh, and he’s also wearing a Montreal Canadiens hat too:

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Let’s just assume that Stewart is poking fun at Michael Bloomberg’s “tiny soda” law, shall we? Clearly, Stewart is a fellow with a great sense of humor, and the tiny soda proves his ironic point. Still, I can’t believe that Captain Picard has never enjoyed pizza before in his entire life. Talk about a couple of wasted decades, right? Pizza is amazing, and I weep to think that “Ooh, captain!” has deprived himself of this special joy for so very long. Time to make up for lost time! Also, kilts.

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Photos courtesy of Patrick Stewart’s Twitter page

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  1. brin says:

    Awesome! He could never be try-hard!

    • LadyMTL says:

      My thoughts exactly. Try-hard and Patrick Stewart don’t belong in the same sentence.

      • Sabrine says:

        Yes, definitely an odd comment to make about Patrick Stewart. He would never be try hard.

    • Keats says:

      Came here to say this. He could take an album of pictures of himself every day, and I’d just be like, ‘God, he’s so awesome.’

    • bluhare says:

      Joining in. Sir Patrick couldn’t be try-hard if he tried 🙂

      I love him and always will. Sigh. His voice and a kilt. Swoon.

    • Faye says:

      Couldn’t agree more. Patrick Stewart is not try-hard, never will be. He is Patrick Stewart.

    • littlestar says:

      He is just such a wonderful man. And I LOVE that he called the Canadiens “Habs”. Too cute! He must be a real hockey fan ;).

    • kaligula says:

      SO true and a perfect 1st comment for this!!

      btw he’s in Park Slope, right? Based on the background, I think I know the restaurant he’s eating in, and it’s far from the best pizzeria in that area! Bummer. Go to Roma Pizza next time, Captain!!!

  2. janie says:

    Love him! Seriously? First slice of pizza…

    • RocketMerry says:

      I think he might be meaning that he never had just one single slice.

      Like, he usually eats one whole pizza. I hope.

      • Lauren Carter says:

        Or maybe he means he’s never had a slice if New York pizza….theirs is on a whole other level…hmmmm…pizza

      • RocketMerry says:

        Could be… is New York’s the best pizza? Or is it only served in slices?

        I’m not familiar with the American styles of pizza-eating, here we order one pizza per person; unless it’s just a take-away piece to tie you over to lunch or dinner (on the way back home from school or work).
        I used to love merenda (4 PM snack) with pizza. Sigh.

      • Nicolette says:

        I’m a New Yorker and yes, we do have the BEST pizza! It’s sold by the slice, small individual pie or large pie (8 slices). Can’t believe he’s never had it before, now he sees what he’s been missing 🙂

      • jwoolman says:

        Yes, I hope we are misinterpreting. 72 years without pizza? What a waste!

  3. LL says:

    I have nothing to add but I love Professor X/Captain Picard/Patrick Stewart and Chicago Pizzas is the best.

  4. Anna says:

    Is there a chance he was vegan or something, and now decided to say ‘screw it’?

  5. Mel says:

    I love Cpt Picard. I will always have a soft spot for this guy.

  6. Rianic says:

    Love him. Would hit it soooo hard

  7. spugzbunny says:

    I read it that he had never bought a ‘slide’ as in a single serving?

    Also – he is adorable!

  8. j.eyre says:

    I adore Sir Patrick but I feel the need to judge him on the pizza neglect. If he had really been my boyfriend – not just in my mind – he would have many, many pizzas.

    • Andrea says:

      Do we think maybe he meant that he had never had an official slice from NYC though?

    • j.eyre says:

      Well that makes more sense. Okay, we can pretend get back together now – whew!

    • Anna says:

      @Miss Jane

      If he were your boyfriend, he would need all those – and a lot more – carbs, so yeah!

    • T.Fanty says:

      I agree. Plus, he is in NYC regularly. I judge him.

      What really matters is whether this is John’s or Lombardi’s. If he went to Two Boots, I’m dumping him.

      • Anna says:

        Fanty – come on, Lombardi is such a cliche! If you ever make it to Greenpoint, Paulie Gee’s is UN-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE. It’s not your classic slice, but it’s fantastic! (I read about it in NYMag, then went to GP just for that while on my NYC trip).

      • T.Fanty says:

        I used to live in Greenpoint, but never went there! I’m a HUGE fan of John’s. Next time you’re in NYC, try it.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        Nothing tops Stella’s in Boston’s North End IMHO.

        I adore the Captain. He can eat pizza at my place to his hearts content. :/) he is without flaw!

      • Anna says:

        I actually think it’s only a couple of years old. I miss pizza already – Moscow has lots of decent pizza places but most (non crappy fast food ones) are Neapolitan style. And I need a perfect NY slice!

      • Anna says:

        Also, I have never had a Chicago dip dish. I feel like I am missing out.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Chicago pizza is better than NYC. I LOVE deep dish. I used to waitress in Chicago for the pizza place that started this pizza style that put everything inside the pizza, so it was literally like a pie (can’t remember their name). It was *so* good. We used to ship their pies all over the country.

      • littlestar says:

        Ladies, you are making me feel bad. I went to NYC last summer for the first time and did not have a single slice of pizza :S. I didn’t really realize pizza was such a huge thing there! I was too into trying out as many bakeries as possible lol. However, I’m going to Chicago in September for a mother/daughters trip and we are all very excited to try out Chicago pizza! Yum. This post is making me seriously hungry……………..

      • Justme says:

        I remember visiting The UK in the eighties and being informed by a local that Chicago pizza was the best. I am a native New Yorker, so I just politely informed him that he was under a misaprehension. Chicago pizza is a strange Midwestern offshoot of pizza. NYC pizza, which is where pizza as we know it was invented, is real pizza – it is so good it doesn’t need all that extra stuff.
        It’s like hot dogs. We grill them and they need little more than some mustard. In the midwest they boil them and must pile on toppings to give something like flavor!

      • dena says:

        Giordano’s – deep dish Chicago pizza. Go to the one off of Rush Street & Chicago Avenue.

        Pick up some Garret’s popcorn too.

    • GoodCapon says:

      I could hardly go through a week without eating pizza!

    • Jenna says:

      *notes this down on legal pad*

    • j.eyre says:

      No – you’re right, the implications are daunting. What if I find out a year from now that he has never had Chicago deep dish? What if he expects me to observe some form of pizza abstinence?

      I can’t handle his lack of pizza passion. We’re breaking up again.

      Oh! PStewie and I are the new Liam and Miley. Which one of us has to sleep with January Jones?

      • Anna says:

        I hope Thornfield has a much stricter door policy than that… but I’m afraid I am hoping in vain. You would totally let CHarms frolic in the same bed as his brother’s …something, wouldnt you?

      • T.Fanty says:

        PStew for sure. I don’t want *that woman* contaminating the couch.

      • j.eyre says:

        OK – first of all, have you seen Thornfield’s policies? They are written on a square of toilet paper.

        And I am not sure what you are asking? Jones would get in my bed before Budget would. We would all surround Miley in some form of prayer circle to try to set her back on the right path rather than lure her upstairs.

        And the only person I let CHarms frolic with in our bed is TommyannE.

      • Anna says:

        Oh good. There have to be SOME standards. But I’ll still give him a nice scrubdown when he comes over. Just in case.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Really? Even though Budget is trying to morph into his older brother?

        Keep whatshername in your bed. Bring her down to the drawing room and I’m setting the Hedgehog army of Doom on her.

        Or we can falsely promise her Toby and put her and Remora in a cage fight until they scratch each others eyes out, then toss them upstairs. Grace Poole will need a pay raise, but it will be worth it.

      • Anna says:

        @Miss Jane –

        Hmm. I think I might still do Budget before January, just bc she leaves me completely cold. Ugh, I might even do Remora before January. But I’d do either before the Forgotten Hemsworth.

      • j.eyre says:

        Although the cage-fight thing bears discussion, let’s get back to the matter at hand – PStew and I broke up, my heart is ripped out and none of you have offered me so much as a brownie! Why even break up?

        Sheesh – a slice might help the healing process here.

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ Miss Eyre;

        I had a brownie for you, but unfortunately, I tripped and accidentally smeared the whole thing over a certain Norse God. Will it make you feel better if I allow you to clean him/it up?

      • j.eyre says:

        Oh heavens – I don’t even know to which one you are referring but yes, yes – a thousand times yes. Criminey – what was the question? I don’t really have to know to which one you refer because if I can be patient enough, that chocolate will be spread to the others chest soon enough et viola! Instant heart-break remedy.

        Oh damn, I just wiped my brow with the toilet paper square that held the Thornfield policies… does anyone remember what they were?

      • T.fanty says:

        I was thinking Thor, working on the principle of Loki’s sweet tooth then luring him in.

    • bk says:

      DiFara’s in Midwood, Brooklyn. A bit off the beaten path (and no real seating) but OH so worth it.

      • j.eyre says:

        You all are terrible, terrible people. I am sitting here in California with no access to New York, Chicago or Napolese pizza.

        If you want this to get ugly, I will come armed with my Mexican food – chile relleno? Traditional sweet tamale?

  9. Tessa says:

    He meant a “slice”, as in a single piece of pizza at a New York pizzeria. I’m sure he’s had pizza before, but this time he’s sitting down for a slice with some dried pepper flake and a soda. Unless you spend a lot of time in New York or New Jersey, you may not have that authentic experience.

    • Andrea says:

      That was what I was about to say. You walk in off the street and get your slice and eat it on a paper plate.

      New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Philadelphia in particular. Wherever you have a ton of Italian Americans. They are never fancy places but the pizza is killer.

    • GoodCapon says:

      Okay if I understand it correctly, you mean it’s a single order of one slice of pizza?

      I’m confused with his ‘slice’ comment. I didn’t realize it was NY lingo.

      • Tessa says:

        It’s just lingo, yeah. When you go for a “slice” in New York, it’s just a piece of greasy thin crust on a paper plate. That’s all.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    How does one go that long without a slice???

    • Sam says:

      My husband has never had pizza! It’s just not that common in certain places. If you grew up in a place where it wasn’t that common, it’s easy. Patrick is British and gew up, IIRC, in a smaller town. Easy to see how it’s just not something he’s ever had.

      • Londerland says:

        Yeah, you really don’t get the one-slice pizza thing here in England. If you get takeaway pizza you get a whole pizza, it’s Dominos or Pizza Hut. No comparison.

        Those huge thin oven-charred NY slices are heaven and I can’t believe Patrick Stewart went so long without trying them…! Poor deprived sod.

  11. Dorothy#1 says:

    Love him!!

    • flan says:

      Me too.

      And love the work he does for abused women. One of the few male celebrities who actually takes such a clear stand.

  12. marie says:

    he is adorable, always adorable.

  13. the original bellaluna says:

    Sir Patrick is awesome. And I like that he doesn’t blow up Twitter with tripe.

  14. allons-y alonso says:

    I’ve always held the belief that the words ‘Sir Patrick Stewart’ and ‘awesome’ were mutually exclusive 😀

  15. T.Fanty says:

    To stir up a little controversy: I am completely on board with the soda legislation.

    • Anna says:

      Ok, can you please explain how it can be in any way effective if you can just go and buy 2 of whatever it is limited by volume? Or a big-ass bottle? I dont have a philosophical problem with it, but it just seems frivolous, Bloomy’s eccentric caprice? (btw, I was supportive of pretty much all of his initiatives while living in NYC, esp everything anti-smoking oriented).

      • lin234 says:

        Yea, I think it would be more effective if they had a display showing exactly how much sugar is in a cup of soda. That way, people know exactly how much sugar they are consuming and let them make their own decision. Otherwise, I don’t see how limiting cup sizes is going to make a huge difference.

        Also, does this mean places like Starbucks have limited cup sizes for their fraps and what not? There is so much more sugar in those drinks.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Anna, I giggled at your comment about getting second hand fat! That’s funny.

    • Tessa says:

      Soda legislation? What’s next? Where does it end? Will they ban soda altogether and we’ll have to get our sodas at an underground speakeasy? Will they be selling it bootleg style out of the back of a truck? Come on. It’s soda. I want legislation on people’s self control, on parents who can’t get a handle on their children’s health. A privately owned business should be allowed to serve as much or as little soda as they want to a customer. Are you going to limit how much pepperoni per slice? How many cupcakes you can take away from the bakery? It’s absurd.

    • T.Fanty says:

      @Anna and @Tessa;

      The idea is philosophical. The point is that in many ways, Americans have lost perspective on what consititues a “normal” portion of food – and I presume that nobody will take issue with me if I generalize and say that Americans undeniably have an obesity problem. People can take as many cupcakes as they want, but if a person will think twice (possibly) about eating a dozen cupcakes in a sitting, or a large cake. Soda in giant containers is packaged as *a* portion, and people think that’s normal.

      The idea behind the soda ban isn’t about protecting people from themselves (okay, maybe a little bit, but I’m choosing not to focus on that, because then I’ll have to argue against the smoking ban), but to re-think how we’re consuming food. If one has to buy two sodas to feel full, it’s going to force the person to think twice, and maybe not consume as much. And I presume that they went after soda, because of child obesity, which is (I believe) most commonly linked to soft beverage consumption.

      ETA: I don’t think this is a legit source by any stretch of the imagination, but it illustrates the point:

      • Anna says:

        I think smoking ban is a lot easier to support bc it’s a ‘non-consensual’ public health risk through 2nd hand smoke. I am surely not getting 2nd hand fat by someone drinking a soda in my vicinity. Or even getting a coughing fit, or any other involuntary sensation.

      • T.Fanty says:

        That’s true, and I do love waking up after a morning out and not smelling like an ash tray, but it’s kind of on the same spectrum. And the American obesity problem does need to be tackled, and clearly nothing else is working.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I think Bloomberg’s soda regulation is stupid but no more stupid than the fact that I have to show ID to buy Zyrtec or an energy drink.

        So people would have to make two trips to get their damn soda. Sure it defeats the purpose but at least they’re getting a bit of exercise when they walk to the soda fountain.

      • marie says:

        I’m sorry Kitten, what was that? you have to show your ID?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        In Boston (and I think it’s Mass-a state law) you have to show ID if you wanna buy a caffeinated energy shot and you have to show ID if you want to buy anything that has pseudoephedrine in it (AND you can only buy 3 packs at a time) due to the fact that it’s a main component in the recipe for meth.

        It’s all so effin arbitrary to me. I mean…I don’t know. I’m not a lawmaker and I get that it’s hard trying to find a way to curtail stuff like this but it reminds me of the aviation experience-it’s all just a big huge hassle to fly now when it was once so simple.

        I’m going to sound super-old here, marie but I yearn for the olden days, when gas was 5 cents a gallon and I could get a sandwich for 75 cents……………

      • marie says:

        I get the pseudoephedrine (we have the same restrictions) but it seems silly for the energy drinks.

        I remember way back in high school my friend decided he’d see how far he got off the change in his pocket $0.86, granted it wasn’t far but it got him more than a gallon. Don’t even get me started on “when I was younger” stories.

        Damn whippersnappers, get off my lawn!!

    • Hollz says:

      I’m with you T.Fanty!
      It’s not that people have to walk to get a soda refill…it’s that some people won’t get the refill!
      It’s not going to help much, but it will help some, and right now I think the obesity problem in America needs all the help it can get!
      (and when I say America, I mean North America since I’m Canadian, and I think we need help to)

      I love that he’s got a Habs hat on, I’m going to have to show that to my dad 🙂

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Hollz- I think you’re underestimating Americans’ need to stuff their faces.
        Although Canada is the birthplace of (delicious) poutine so you guys have a hand in this as well 😉

  16. Mindy says:

    Okay… First off, I ADORE him. But this is NOT his first slice of pizza. Not even his first slice of NEW YORK CITY pizza. I know this first hand. I used to be a ‘security volunteer’ at Star Trek conventions in NYC way back in the early 90’s. I was part of the ‘inner circle’ of volunteers who used to ‘guard’ the stars. Patrick BELCHED a ‘pizza slice’ belch right in my face backstage at a convention in 1991. He said that he was sorry, because he wolfed down his two slices when he realized he was running late and basically ran to the show (ditching his limo for a very brisk walk). Afterwards, he went onstage and continued his burping and apologized to the audience SAYING he had eaten some pizza right before he got there.

    • Anna says:

      This is the best celeb encounter story ever. I dont even care if it’s made up (I’m sure it’s not), it’s totally awesome.

  17. teehee says:

    Am I the only one who finds him totally adorable 😀

    • bluhare says:

      Based on the lovefest here . . . no, you’re not. In fact, you’d better get armour to keep the crowd at bay!

    • jaye says:

      No ma’am. I love this man. One of the reasons I watch American Dad is that I think he’s awesome as Deputy Director Bullock. He’s hilarious!

  18. annaloo. says:

    He is absolutely adorable.

  19. Relli says:

    Avery Bullock can do no wrong!

  20. Shelley says:

    I used to be sooo in love with Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Starship Enterprise. I must have been 6 but that was definitely the start of my lusting for older

  21. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    I love PS, but I *especially* love his guest appearance on Frasier as the gay opera director who becomes besotted with Frasier after Frasier is mistakenly “outed.” Oh my God, he is the cutest thing ever.

    I watch Frasier like an addict, and this is one of my favorite episodes.

    • BorgQueen says:

      OMG I came here to just to mention that Frasier episode. Patrick Stewart was soo good in that role. I am trekkie so of course I love him as Captain Picard (& Locutus).

      • bluhare says:

        Well of course the BorgQueen likes him as Locutus! I can’t decide whether I like him better as Locutus or his regular uniform. He could try them both on and let me decide. I’d need a few run-throughs. 🙂

      • Ag says:

        I’ve seriously considered naming my son Locutus. Husband wasn’t into it. Sigh. Haha

    • Joanna says:

      yes, that was SO funny!

  22. Poppy says:

    He is up there with The Cumberbatch in the list of Awesome Voices (aka voices that make my biscuit tingle!)

  23. lambchops says:

    He looks damn good for 72!

  24. BooBooLaRue says:

    He’s a sweet slice of man pie. Give me some!

  25. JL says:

    The man simply IS…

    Compared to all the “Is Nots” men and Women in Hollywood…

    Are you kidding me, everyone else is trying hard to be like him!

  26. judyjudy says:

    That pizza picture has made my day! It also makes me want pizza.

  27. bluhare says:

    Oh my. There is some serious Patrick Stewart love today. Not a single negative comment so far.

    Waiting for it now I’ve said it . . . .

    • Amy Tennant says:

      Darn you, Patrick Stewart. I ABSOLUTELY HATE that you aren’t here sharing a pizza with me. Boo!

      • bluhare says:

        I think Patrick Stewart should tweet photos of him eating pizza in a kilt while declaiming Shakespeare (I know I couldn’t hear but he could have a book or something). I’d be done for.

  28. Amy Tennant says:

    I saw him in person at a convention years ago. I had never found him attractive in his Star Trek uniform, but when he was right there in a casual button-up shirt with the collar undone…mercy. Hotter than Earl Gray tea.

    And those pizza pics are adorbz.

  29. Lflips says:

    He’s looking very handsome in those pictures!

  30. Sumodo1 says:

    The first time he appeared on screen in the first ep of Next Gen, I flipped out over him. Imagine! Casting a balding Brit as a starship captain? Yes, oh, yes! Soooo happy they cast him against type! Forever love with Patrick Stewart.

  31. LAR says:

    Never try hard! Adorable with his teeny soda!

  32. mkyarwood says:

    You will never, EVER say that Sir Stewart is being try hard again!!

  33. Murphy says:

    Captain Picard can do NO WRONG.

    Love following him on twitter.

  34. drdoolittling says:

    Nothing this man does could ever be considered try-hard. I just love him so much. I don’t even really know why; there is just a genuine softness and caring in him.

  35. aenflex says:

    I love Captain Picard.

  36. Loulou says:

    First SLICE but not first pizza, no doubt. Great choice of team on his hat!

  37. Sachi says:

    The small drink in his hand makes the photo even more awesome. 😀

  38. decemberist15 says:

    I live 3 blocks from this joint. HOW WAS I NOT THERE???? Although it sucks that his first slice of pizza is at Smiling. It’s good drunk food, but first slice ever? Nope

  39. Ag says:

    I LOVE him. But what the hell is wrong with him?! He’s never had pizza before?! Heresy.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      I didn’t read it as his never having had pizza before. He’s 72 years old—I would be amazed if he’s never had pizza!

      I think he just meant that this was his first New York “individual pizza slice” experience. New Yorkers always refer to getting “a slice.” I wonder if he’s getting hundreds of tweets asking him if this is his first pizza!

  40. paranormalgirl says:

    Pizza and Picard. My ideal twosome.

  41. Ivana says:

    Never. Never. Never. Could this man be try-hard. He’s so adorable.

  42. PortlandJan says:

    My crush on Sir Patrick goes all the way back to the late 70s, when he played the villain Sejanus in “I, Claudius”. Villainy never before or since looked like so much fun.

  43. Mew says:

    He’s just pure awesome.

  44. xxx says:

    Eh… I think he may have meant he’s never had a “slice” as in pizza served by the large slice, USA style. Other countries don’t do that. I’m sure he’s pizza at some point in his life. So you know how you guys say “I’m going to have a slice”, that is not the case everywhere in the world. I think that’s why he put “slice” in inverted commas. When I went to NYC I was a bit excited about my first “slice” too!

  45. Sam says:

    Just gotta leave this here for people to see! It’s Patrick Stewart recently at an anti-DV event meeting a woman who his work helped – it’s awesome!

    He also works with organizations that help people with PTSD after he found out his father had it (and it caused the domestic violence in his own home). Just love him.

  46. Patrice says:

    While I can definitely appreciate Patrick’s silver fox sexiness now, growing up, Star Trek Enterprise was one of my parents’ favorite shows (And for good reason! I still think it remains the best version of them all :D) so he will indeed forever be Captain Picard to me :)) Love him! P.S. It seems like he hasn’t aged a day.

  47. Simply Red says:

    Gotta love Sir Patrick…

    Deep Dish Pizza is the bomb and garretts popcorn… Yummy

  48. Onyx XV says:

    Adorable. And nothing else. Love Sir Patrick!

  49. Porsha says:

    This is what I like to see famous people use twitter for, especially well establised actors – not reality stars or skank pop stars

  50. Monkeysam says:

    This thread is amazing haha so much love and not a single bad comment

  51. Ravensdaughter says:

    I love him-anyone seen his recent speech for Amnesty International about his own childhood abuse? Amazing!.
    He is such a loving. giving man. I would watch him take his garbage out on Twitter if that was part of his learning curve…..
    See SAM’s post-#45-above. I believe this was a related event to the AI event.