We are asked this week about a TV actor or actress we’d really like to meet. Well, here we go again. That isn’t far from the same question about wanting to meet celebrates that we answered last year, and I was stuck then.
Frankly, the older I get, the more I realize that people are people, actors are actors and although I truly appreciate good performances,( I love movies, TV and live performances), that’s their job, and most of the roles are more the writers than the actors themselves.
I would love to meet some of the characters on my favorite shows, but the actors? I’m not star-struck. I’m not opposed to meeting the actors and if the opportunity presented itself, I’d meet a lot of people, but the likelihood of where I now live and meeting the actors isn’t really high.
Thinking through the shows I now watch regularly these days, I find that the majority of them are of a supernatural bent, indeed, Supernatural is among them. If I were young, I’d probably want to meet Jensen Ackles. Probably, but gee, now he’s married.
Among the others I watch are Sleepy Hollow and yes, again, I’d love to meet Ichabod, but the character, not necessarily the actor. I love Psych, but the actors are actors…and the characters are truly characters!
I am suffering because I must watch Once Upon A Time on a delayed basis and I really enjoy all the performances on it, but to meet the actors?I guess but They could live without me as much as I could live without meeting them. Robert Carlyle is always incredible,even as a Bond villain. Lana Parilla, Jennifer Morrison and others are wonderful in their roles, but they have their own lives, as I have mine. It isn’t totally impossible that I could meet Josh Dallas, [Prince Charming],as he is from the Indiana suburbs of Louisville, about 50 miles north of me. He has shown up at the famous Barnstables’s Derby party where the biggest wigs and the hottest celebrities are invited, but since I have chosen to ignore all things Derby-related, that won’t happen. (Yeah, like the socialite Barnstables would ever invite me anyway!)
All the girls are ga-ga over Benedict Cumberbatch and I, too, love his Sherlock but not enough to chase him, even if I were young and single.
Another show I always watch is Grimm. I hope you know it because I’m going to get into it. I do like the main female characters, Juliette and Rosalie, but the men get my real attention. The Captain is so attractive! I love Sgt. Wu, (who has finally been given a first name; it’s Drew….Drew Wu). Hank’s a hunk and Nick! Nick is the whole package. He is so very good-looking, he’s smart, he’s nice, he’s fair and compassionate. He’s a good-guy twice-over: he’s a ‘normal’ police detective and then he is a GRIMM, fighting all the bad things that go bump in the night. He has all the super-reflexes and senses and I am so in love with… Monroe! There is just something about that sensitive, vegan werewolf that I adore. But, hello? Characters again…except that maybe I would like to meet Silas Weir, who plays Monroe. I saw a roundtable of the cast at a convention and he was well-spoken, charming, amusing and best of all, smart; he knew the answers to every question asked, even those that gave the producers pause.
Push comes to shove, of the TV stars out there now, I think I could have great time talking with Silas.
As I said last week, I have a weakness for smart men, even if they are TV actors.
How about you? Anyone on your mind?
[Once again, I beg your indulgence if I do not get right back to you. Yes, another medical test today.This one isn’t invasive, but I was a bit off when I
let them torture me, had the test some years ago. I’ll be on when I can.]
I’m so with you – I’m in love with characters – not the actors! Supernatural – check. Sleepy Holly – check. Sherlock Holmes – check. 🙂
But, you already knew that if Dean ever comes alive that you and I are sharing him! 😀
excellent point about the actors being people (with all their frailties) and we mostly “know” them by the roles they’ve played.
I have not seen most of the shows you cited above … except Sleepy Hollow, which I liked a lot.
Sleepy Hollow should be back, Jeff.I love the way “Icabod” is played out. Gosh,I can’t even come up with the actor’s name right now but he gets and A+ for his accent and actions and the writers get my admiration for making his speech and knowledge just archaic enough, without making him sound foolish. ( I still don’t buy that they could have made such an elaborate underground tomb n the woods and kept it quiet , since they were hiding from the Redcoats and spies…but, with all the outrageous plots, THAT’S the one I pick on???:LOL!)
I think Lt. Abby is kinda cute, too.
LT. Abby is a more beautiful version of Michelle Obama,Jeff. A right pretty woman, for sure.
I don’t think she looks anything like Michelle O.
You’ve got quite a mix of programs there 🙂
I agree re the boys from Supernatural, but just to drool over them. I haven’t watched an episode in years.
I agree, actors are people and as I have mentioned a couple of times, those I’ve met were more or less different to their roles.
I think there is a certain amount that can’t be projected into a character unless the actor /actress feels it within….whether they choose to use that in their daily life is another matter. I have a favorite actor who I watched in one of the first movies I saw and told my husband more about the man than I should have known, based on the way he did something with his character; I was right. I knew he had to have gotten that from his upbringing.Years later he was asked about one of his leading ladies.He said that the warmth that comes through could not be faked; it comes from within…almost exactly what I had said about him.Again, though; they may have it in them, but they may not use it.We all know people around us of whom the same could often be said.
I envy you your knowledge of the actors/characters on today’s TV, Tonette. I very rarely watch TV (other than the news, nowadays) probably for the same reason I’m so late in responding here. My reason (excuse?) is nowhere near as good as yours is. I mean, when one goes through torture, um, Medical Procedures, sometimes it’s really physically hard to get to prompt responses. Me? I just don’t have time to do anything/everything at a prompt rate anymore! And today I told my publisher I’d write a short Christmas story and have it to them by Aug 10! ARGGH! What was I thinking?? Now I’ve got 3 that I’m working on right now with 2014 release dates!!
YOU have a better excuse than I do…at least, you have a publisher and release dates! Good luck with your Christmas story; I have one in submission right now. I will make a play on today’s date and say,”May the Fourth….be with us”. LOL!
Good luck with your submission Tonette!
LOL! You are a Crack Up, Tonette! “May the Fourth” indeed. LOL! Good Luck with your submission!
Thank you, fellow Foxes.