I have this notion that events in our lives happen when they happen for good reasons, even if we don’t know those reasons at the time.
“If this opportunity had come to me ten years ago, I would not have survived,” Armitage says. “I wouldn’t have known what to do with it. Now I feel I’ve got an opinion to bring to it, my own interpretation of the character in the book, but other things as well, attitudes that I think we can make resonate with a contemporary audience:honor, loyalty, nobility,corruption.”
a “wilier, more aerodynamic Hugh Jackman,” Richard Armitage, quoted in “Force of Hobbit,” Nylon Guys magazine, Stefan Marolachakis. Courtesy of RAnet. Read complete interview at www.richardarmitagenet.com
Hooray for the opportunity of a lifetime happening in the right place at the right time for our favorite actor. He’s mature, seasoned, savvy, confident. Ready to take on the world!
Top to bottom, original photo by Ben Rayner; original photo by unknown; original photo by Magnus Sundholm. All courtesy of RANet.