K. Have you met RA? Have you got a photo to share? And what did you say to him?
Yes, I have, twice, and I have blogged about it both times! Once at The Old Vic’s stage door and just this past spring at the Newcastle International Film Festival while I was having a bad hair day. 🙂
L. Dealbreakers – what would make you stop being RA’s fan?
Racism, sexual harassment and cruelty to people (from kids to the elderly) are always dealbreakers for me; when people start seeing other people as labels instead of human beings and start labelling them as inferior vermin, that’s a real dealbreaker. Right now, for me, that would mean that if Richard turned out to support anything Donald Trump does or says, I don’t think I could stomach that! Donald Trump doesn’t only go against every political belief I have (that I could deal with) but he more importantly goes against every single rule of decency and moral feeling I have with his blatant lies, rudeness, cheap shots, racist and misogynist remarks, corruption, self-worship and now ensuring children get torn away from their parents at borders (and blaming it on Democrats!). I only see harshness and making a buck and egotism in Donald Trump, I see nothing that has compassion or humanity at its base. So, if Richard supported such a man, that would be my current dealbreaker because I would wonder what had happened to Richard’s compassionate and humanitarian side that I now so often see shine through and that I love. I have a feeling we are not in any danger of Richard supporting Trump, so for now, we’re all good!
M. RA has spoken Russian, French and German in his roles so far. How good was he and which one was your favourite?
I can’t recall if I liked his Russian or not, it’s been sooooo long since I’ve seen him do Lucas North. Even if I remembered, I wouldn’t be able to judge how good it sounded, other than it maybe sounding sexy. 😉
Richard’s German was fun to hear, as I speak German as well, but the first time I heard him speak German I couldn’t quite understand everything he said. He seemed to swallow his words a little and rush them and not get all the pronunciation quite right. I figure he needs a little more practice there, maybe I could help! 😉 Maybe it’s easier to judge an accent when you don’t actually understand the language…
Richard’s French, however, sounded pretty good to me!
N. Which accent/language would you like RA to speak in a future role?
Languages – I’d like to hear him develop the German one more so he gets better at it. And, as a Dutch person, I’d like to hear him try out some Dutch, of course. Again, I could help! 😉
With accents – I don’t think doing accents is his greatest talent. The first time I heard him do an American accent in Into the Storm, I cringed. It didn’t feel natural to me. He did much better with the American accent in Berlin Station, so if he keeps working at it, I can live with the US accent. But mostly I love any UK accent he does, it was fun hearing him do Yorkshire in Urban and the Shed Crew.
It’d be interesting to hear him try Irish or Scottish!
O. Casual RA or dressed-to-the-nines RA?
I like both but think I have a small preference for casual RA. He is so approachable when casually dressed, like I could just go up and give him a hug if he let me. These are a few of my faves…
And I really liked his NIFF look too…