Message from Richard Armitage, 28th November 2012 (courtesy of Annette at www.richardarmitageonline.com
So I am sitting in my hotel room from which I can see a very long red carpet and The Embassy Theatre. I am nervous, excited and quite emotional, the day has arrived when we can finally present our work for everyone to hopefully enjoy.
I wanted to say thank you for the continuing support that I receive from everyone who visits Annette’s brilliant site, and those others which have popped up over the last few years and months. It means so much to me to have that support. I truly hope you all enjoy The Hobbit, I tried to respect the responsibility that taking on this role presented to me, my fellow cast members are all spectacular in the story and we send out our work to you in the hope that you can take your friends and family to see a great event in the cinema.
I look forward to saying thank you, at the various premiers over the next few weeks.
See you on the Red Carpet.
Much love Richard
I could be wrong, of course. But something tells me the prospect of mega-success and superstardom is not going to change Richard Armitage, not the core of who and what the man essentially is. I see here graciousness, gratitude, humility, humanity and a good heart. (And a man who tends to double-space when he types–but under the circumstances, I think that’s perfectly understandable.)
I am also beginning to cry.
After being so frustrated over not being able to properly see the red carpet event, this was like a wonderful and unexpected gift. It also validates why such things are so important to me. Because Richard IS special and he IS worth the extra effort. No one else could or would make me care so much, to so yearn to see his shining moments as they happen.
Richard Armitage, I wish you peace, love, joy and happiness this holiday season. You deserve it. Thank you for all the good things you have brought into my life and into the lives of so many others.
And you were absolutely dazzling on that red carpet in every way. You did us proud, my dear boy, you did us proud.
Red carpet photo collage courtesy of Msbeeton and RANet