British actor Sir Patrick Stewart says doing away with the gay exclusion to marriage makes the world a more democratic place.

The 75-year-old Stewart is best known for his roles in the Star Trek and X-Men franchises and is currently promoting his latest role of Walter Blunt in Starz's upcoming comedy series Blunt Talk.

Appearing on HuffPost Live, host Josh Zepps asked Stewart about his bromance with openly gay actor Ian McKellen (X-Men, The Lord of the Rings).

Stewart said that he gave McKellen a kiss on the cheek at the premiere of Mr. Holmes to give McKellen “a little encouragement.”

“The legalizing of gay marriage, not only that, but the endorsement that even our prime minister has given to it is fantastic,” Stewart said. “In that respect, the world is becoming increasingly a more fair, a more truly democratic place to live. And proud to have campaigned a little with Ian on those issues.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)