I asked this question in a blog entry last summer prior to Comic-Con. Because haven’t we all fantasized about being able to conduct our dream interview with Richard Armitage?
Or, in my case, I actually dreamed I did interview him and in the back of a limo, no less (sadly, I can remember none of the questions, just how charming and funny and gorgeous he was). Speaking of gorgeous, let’s look at that footie action from Magic FM again, shall we?
With the recent flurry of new interviews prior to the DVD release of THAUJ, the whole WWYARA question popped into my mind again. We’ve seen the same old chestnuts about the circus *sigh* fun ones about whether or not he does impressions of other cast members (earning us that delightful “ooooh, BIL-BO Baggins . . .” in the Bin Weevils interview), and, frankly, strange queries about whether or not Thorin would rather fight horse-sized ducks or duck-sized horses. That one still has me scratching my head. The person who submitted that must have been on something stronger than my Kahlua and Coke. 😉
Would you ask him questions about Thorin? Does he ever fear being typecast as Tolkien’s heroic dwarf? Or would you ask him about past characters and their development and, perhaps, what the future held for them after the scriptwriters finished their work (or in some cases, their hatchet jobs. Looking at you, Spooks people)? Are there any of his past characters he would long to see brought to life on the big screen?
How about future projects? Looks like he’s been queried enough about RIII at this point, as well as any future prospects of a VoD reunion. Favorite novels (other than The Master and Margarita) he’d like to see become screenplays? He’s said he wants to do smaller, more intimate film with a great, literate script–any specific director he’d love to work with? Does he still have directing aspirations of his own? Dream cast he’d love to direct?
Would you ask if he’d consider doing a voice role in an animated feature for, say, Disney/Pixar? Because he all know he’s a great storyteller for children . . . and he loves the studio’s films. How about the possibility of narrating more audiobooks? Is there a list of books he’s dreamed of recording?
Would you ask about his favorite films, books, music, TV (assuming he’s gotten to watch any) over the past year? Is there a television series he’d love to appear in (Game of Thrones, anyone?)? But then again, he’s trying to get away from the action/violence genre, so, possibly a comedy or period drama such as Downton Abbey?
Or how about the best advice he’s ever been given as an actor? Who most inspires him as an actor? What counsel would he give to aspiring actors?
Favorite chocolate ice cream blend? Rocky Road? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough? Or just pure, rich, unadulterated chocolate? Does he like it with whipped cream and a cherry on top? OK, getting silly here, but I suspect he likes a little silliness tossed in here and there. The man obviously loves to laugh. And there is always “What are you listening to on your iPod right now?”
And hey, my new Weta Workshop book was just delivered by spouse. Arrived a day early! Hooray!! Here it includes this photo, which I found courtesy of Servetus at FB:
Can’t wait to discover any other gems within that volume! Loving Mr. A in green. NTM the beard and muscles and everything . . . and isn’t Adam a cutie?
And again, I ask, what would YOU ask Mr. A? Do tell!
Tonight, I will be nursing the Even Worse Knee (yep, fell again) and perusing my new book. I am sure I will have something to share from it later. 😀
(other screencaps courtesy of Richard Armitage Net)