Here you go: Transcript of ZM audio interview


(This is a transcript of the audio interview featured in the last post. There were a few things I couldn’t catch, either, but I think I have covered all the most important stuff. Perhaps someone from Down Under can fill in any blanks. There were three interviewers, but I couldn’t tell the two guys apart by their voices, so I simply ID any male voice other than RA’s as  “guy.”)

(guy) “And now one of the main characters is hanging out with us. Richard (mispronounces last name *sigh*) Ahm-i-tahge.”

(girl’s voice) “Welcome!”

(guy) “Richard, hello!”

Richard:Oh, yeah, there we go. (problem with mike??) How are you?”

guy: ” Not bad. You’re looking so sharp.”

Richard: “Thank you very much. Well, it was about time. I was a bit rough as that old dwarf–”

(girl) “Sexy rough. All three of us were saying that–”

Richard: (laughs)  “A bit rough and dirty.”

(girl) “Yessss.”

(guy) “We got told by a lady today, and I don’t know what part of the world she was from, but she said you were smouldering.

Is that a description that you would–”

Richard: “Well, you know what, I always imagined him as-as a kind of a dying flame that was about to be reignited, and you know you do see him running through forests–on fire, so–I don’t know.”

(girl) “Well, it’s good that you’re allowed to talk about it, ’cause we’re not!” (laughter in group)

(guy) “Yeah, we had to sign a form.” (next words I don’t understand) But that’s OK, because you’ve forgiven us!”

Richard: “You had to sign a form.”

Richard: “You’ll see it, you’ll see it, it is in the movie.”

(girl)  “No, we have seen it–”

Richard: “But you’re not allowed to talk about it.”

(girl) “We can say to you that we love that part we aren’t allowed to talk about just yet. It’s just amazing.”

Richard: “Thank you so much.”

(girl) “So tell me, what’s it like being a sex symbol.”

Richard: (laughs)  “I don’t know. You tell me!”

(guy) (yells) Owwwwwwwwwww. She just–she just clearly dished it out there!”

Richard: (being downright cheeky) “Clearly she is.”

(girl) But you are. We’ve met a lot, a lot of the fans, and they are just obsessed with you. Like when we went into the ?? in Tepapa? and they were saying, ‘Is he in there? Is Richard in there??'”And they were from all over the world–Finland, Australia, Hawaii–I mean, they’ve all come to see you.”

Richard: Well, you know what I think is because the character has these heroic ambitions. There’s that feeling of him but you know there’s a flaw in him and he’s gonna crack up in the second two movies–”

(girl) “That’s what makes him so much more . . .” (voice fades out)

Richard: “I guess so, and he’s gonna come back and redeem himself.”  (thank yous and farewells after that. Richard says “see you soon” and I think of the Cbeebies)

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

27 responses »

  1. That’s it, I can’t take it any longer, Richard you have to stop being so adorably modest and cheeky at the same time, you’re killing me!!! Seriously, he is… perfect, JUST PERFECT!!

  2. LOL! I love it! He completely acts as if he doesn’t know we think he’s the original smoulderer! And he’s flirting everywhere! Oh, I wish I could go to a premiere!!!

    • Isn’t he delightful?? I wish the same thing, Laurie–to be able to go to a premiere event and experience all the excitement of it. 😀 And of course, to see Mr. Flirty-Girty Modesty in the flesh. 😉

  3. Hi. I love his style to avoid answering certain questions, it cracks me up everytime.
    And for you, many, many thanks for the transcription. I tend to be distracted by his voice and ended up not understanding what he says.

    • You are very welcome. I can see where between the background noises and voices running together and the different accents, it could be hard if English wasn’t your first language. It was too good not to make an extra effort to share it with you all.

  4. ARGHHH though I have to say this I HATE it when they mispronounce his name!!!! And he never corrects them. I bet Martin would correct the interviewer if HIS name wasn’t pronounced correctly!

      • Yeah see his reaction when the interviewer referred to his ‘girls’ !! ‘oh have you got a boy and a girl?’ ‘I might do it’s none of your business!’ A little bit of that attitude could rub off on Richard,maybe not the swearing but you know what I mean..

      • I think Richard’s darling mum would be mortified if he used the f. word in interviews!! He could end up having an ‘ear bashing'( I think he used that expression re his mum’s reaction to BTS?) !

        • I know my own mother would have been mortified if I had ever used such language in a public venue that way. Not that she didn’t occasionally use bad words, but not in public and never THAT one. 😉

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