Ian McKellen tricked into call with Russian prankster posing as Volodymyr Zelenskyy

The Lord of the Rings actor published a statement on Twitter on Wednesday night in which he revealed he accepted an invitation to have "a private discussion" with the politician "some weeks ago" but when he got on the call, it became clear that he had been duped. "I checked with a couple of contacts in Ukraine who encouraged me to take the call. At the appointed time, I found myself chatting, apparently, with the President of Ukraine.” "As it soon turned out, it was not Zelensky or any Ukrainian official,..."