Monday, 16 December 2013

Ginger Nut Doesn't Want To Be Fruity

Old Knudsen has always liked Damien Lewis, sure he was ginger but he could act and do a very good American accent, not to mention that cheeky Bruce Willis like smirk he has.... heart melting.

Then he said this.

During an interview he expressed a worry that he had in his 20's that he wouldn't be able to break out of theater in time,  "I would be one of these slightly over-the-top, fruity actors who would have an illustrious career on stage, but wouldn't start getting any kind of film work until I was 50 and then start playing wizards".

Away ta go ballbeg, yer fear should be being stuck on TV shows rather than playing wizards in blockbuster movies .... yer getting on a bit at 42 to have a leading man movie career. The movies you don't want to do are those made for Sci - Fi movies with Lou Diamond Philips and Stephen fucking Baldwin.
Oh no, a tiger and a Yeti have bred together, it's a Tigetica  ... don't worry, Christian Slater will save us.

 Obviously Sir Iain McKellen

The best thing about this comment is that Sir Iain McKellen responded with a pleasant but snap filled reply.
"So he feels sorry for me, does he? Well I'm very happy, he needn't worry about me."

"To be allowed for the first time in your later career to play leading parts in extremely popular movies is not a situation to worry about. No one needs to feel sorry for me or Michael Gambon (who played Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies) or anyone else who has fallen victim to success." 

Feel the burn Lewis, you wish you had his success at the age of 97. Lewis threw out a statement that he wasn't getting at Sir Iain and that he was a huge admirer. He said it was an analogy hes been giving since 1999 .... don't recall ever hearing it and don't remember any fruity wizards from then, odd that.

 Sir Iain as Popeye.

He has said that he has also contacted and apologised to Sir Iain . I'm sure that was a very friendly conversation with Lewis fawning and McKellen going, yep, uh huh, sure, ok then, bye.

A perfect example of why actors are paid to read someone else's words rather than use their own.

Touch my wand Damien, you know you want to. 

Lewis went to English boarding schools, me thinks he has a chip on his shoulder about fruity wizards and head boys. Don't be so insecure, go grab the wand and feel it's power. 

Slightly over-the-top, fruity actor Peter O'Toole just died yesterday, he was aged 81 and should have known better than participating in extreme Segway mountain racing but hindsight is a wonderful thing. 
The film of O'Toole's that I've always liked is Lord Jim (1965) which is a story of fear, luck and redemption. 

I've been a so-called coward and a so-called hero and there's not the thickness of a sheet of paper between them. Maybe cowards and heroes are just ordinary men who, for a split second, do something out of the ordinary. That's all. 


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