What will it feel like for me to be in the same room as Richard Armitage, “good Lord willing and the Creek don’t rise?” Will I feel as if I am in the presence of greatness? Will I be transfixed? Stand there with my mouth foolishly gaping open like a fish?
Will I start crying? I certainly hope not, as I am multi-orifice crier. My nose runs, I drool, and the tears course down my cheeks. Not a pretty sight.
Will I be so excited I have to suppress a stream of high-pitched giggles threatening to pour out of me?
Heck, I wasn’t even a giggly schoolgirl back when I still sported pigtails and kneesocks. And now, here I am, 50-something, a “mature” woman, and I am as giddy as can be.
It’s not as if I haven’t covered events and talked to celebs and done interviews before. I am not a rank amateur, although Comic-Con will be on a grander scale than previous assignments. But–it’s RICHARD.
And Richard Armitage is a game changer. You all know what I mean. Tattoos, kohl liner, long hair, wife beaters (tank tops, not guys who beat their wives), dwarf disguises, dodgy squirrel-like beards and manky wigs, con men and those of dubious morals–physical traits and characters that perhaps made you turn your nose up in the past, somehow do not diminish his aura, his presence, his IT factor. He’s had it for a long time, it’s just taken the world a while to catch up.
From a slightly hazy snapshot that surfaced at RAFrenzy of a 20-something Richard during the time he was performing as Angus in Macbeth. I think you can really see the devastatingly handsome man he is becoming.
Not only do I wonder how I will react, I wonder how Richard will look. Well, gorgeous obviously, and the hair will still be pretty short unless he’s letting it start growing out as the wrap on TH filming approaches. But what about the facial hair?
Or will Richard be clean-shaven (the better to fly under the radar at Comic-Con)?
In a few weeks, I hope–I pray–I dream–to be able to tell you first-hand. *SQUEEEEEEEE*
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