Patrick Stewart Was 'a Fly on the Wall' at Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow's Offices to Prep for Blunt Talk

To put it, well, bluntly – Patrick Stewart was born to play British journalist and TV personality Walter Blunt.

“I am obsessed with newspapers. My first job was working on one – politics and current affairs,” Stewart, 75, tells PEOPLE of his lead role in the new Starz comedy, Blunt Talk.

“I am fascinated by news anchors and presenters, how they can influence and inform opinion.”

Patrick Stewart on Joining Taylor Swift's Squad: 'I Don't Know Where You Go After That, Honestly!'

He’s played a space captain, a mutant professor and Macbeth, but Sir Patrick Stewart’s latest (real-life) role? A member of Taylor Swift’s crew!

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Politely Ask to Join Taylor Swift's Squad – And She Freaks Out

Looks like Taylor Swift has added two new members to her squad: Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen!

The X-Men costars gave a dramatic reading of T-Swift lyrics for NPR’s Ask Me Another. Stewart then Tweeted the link at the singer, along with a polite request to join the squad.

Royal Trekkie! Prince Andrew Gives Patrick Stewart the Vulcan Salute

Who knew Prince Andrew is a Trekkie?

The 55-year-old royal flashed a Vulcan salute on Monday while speaking at the University of Huddersfield’s graduation ceremony.

Andrew was installed as the chancellor of the university, taking over the role from another famous Brit – Sir Patrick Stewart, a.k.a. Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Blunt Talk Sneak Peek: Sir Patrick Stewart Channels His Inner Bad Boy

Patrick Stewart Snorts Coke as Out-of-Control News Anchor in New Series Blunt Talk (Video)

This is Patrick Stewart as you’ve never seen him before – snorting coke, drinking, fighting and getting into trouble with police.

No, this isn’t an episode of Star Trek Captains Gone Wild. Sir Patrick is playing a debauched cable news host named Walter Blunt in the new Starz series Blunt Talk.

Watch Patrick Stewart React as He Wears a Dancing, Singing Christmas Hat

No, you haven’t drunk too much spiked eggnog, that really is Patrick Stewart wearing a singing, dancing Christmas hat.

Let's Fan-Cast the Gritty Power Rangers Reboot Coming in 2016

Children and grown-ups alike flocked to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in its first weekend of release, and now Hollywood is betting the the ’90s nostalgia wave will last least two more years – on Wenesday, Lionsgate announced that its Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot will hit theaters on July 22, 2016.