Sir Patrick Stewart has been an integral part of two giant science-fiction franchises, as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in Fox’s X-Men franchise. But if you ask him, it was never part of the plan. Before the international fame, he came from a poor household, and grew up to be a renowned stage actor. In the video above, Stewart talks about how much his life has changed.

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