Guylty shared on her blog a guest post by ”Fan X” who so generously bid on and won the Guy of Gisborne jacket during the recent birthday auction. It’s a lovely post, makes me happy the jacket was won by a fan but also by someone who really appreciates what hospice care means. Fandom and personal experience combine to get such a great result for the LOROS charity, best of all worlds, I’d say!
In addition to the personal stories, the fan also had some questions for Richard and lo and behold, he has actually answered them… himself… personally on Twitter, in a sort of mini-interview! What is the world coming to? I decided to screenshot his replies because, well, you just never know.
So, he has (parts of) Richard III memorized and that horse story – I think I may have heard it before sometime? Fun story. I’d need to rewatch that part of The Stranger again, to see what it is exactly that Richard’s character Adam tells Johanna. And his tweets show that, even if he rarely reads anything written about himself, he’s apparently still reading (some of?) Guylty’s blog. I wonder how long he will keep that up. Then again, I suspect on occasion (maybe between jobs?) he reads more than we think he does.
It’s been a little surprising to see Richard answer some fan questions directly. I wonder if this recent activity (donating the jacket, that birthday video where he addresses his fans, now answering fan questions) will mean a shift in him reacting to fans more or is it just a temporary thing because he turned 50? Time will tell…