RA’s Diary — Gluteal Dreams

Whenever I think of Richard Armitage these days, I mostly think what he may be doing about his career. I also remember he’s a sly one at times as he was when he was shooting Captain America. No one knew about that until he was in the middle of it, and I chuckled to myself at the time and then I wrote this:


RA’s Diary

Entry — On Location with Captain America

The afternoon before my shoot:

I finally got to Manchester and met with the production people. It was fantastic to be back on a movie set. Much different from “Frozen.” So much has changed in just a few years, and this picture has some serious money behind it. When I was younger, I’m not sure I cared about that, but now? I understand the importance of capitalizing these things after all of the legwork I’ve done on Richard III. I will definitely be taking notes. Wonder what Dad would think of a comic book version of RIII? No, no, I could never do that, but damn that would be funny. Visions of Monty Python run through my head.

My only real irritation right now is the potential for a gaggle of women to show up on the fringes of the set. Please God don’t let that happen. I already have too many friends trying to take the mickey out of me about that, and it’s hard to be taken seriously when a bunch of middle-aged women indulging their fantasies are standing around. And I just want to work without having to be cordial. But I will be polite if need be because it’s my middle name. I’ve certainly had that beat into my head. As it is the hair on the back of my neck was on end at one point when I was standing in the street getting instructions about my shoot tomorrow. Thankfully, I saw no women and only a couple of guys taking video from their cameras. I almost hate video cameras.

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The next evening:

One of those guys put video on YouTube, and there I am in the middle of it. I tried to make myself smaller when I caught them in my peripheral vision, but I’ve never been able to scrunch down enough to hide. What was I thinking? And I felt like I was 16 again and couldn’t decide between embracing my size and wanting to be invisible. Even if I could have made myself shorter, I guess my arse is recognizable and some make a study of it. There is that one blogger who goes on about my thighs, which I guess are part of my arse, and yeah, when I wore black leather there were a lot of flattering comments. Maybe it’s not so bad, and I didn’t really mind my prison scene or my boiler suit scene. That did make me feel good for a while, and of course there was my scene with Julie. But those were my naked arse and not my covered arse. Shit! Why did I have to wear that stupid jacket? I need some long coats and a few more hats.

Sorry but I had to get inside Richard’s head again. It helps me stay in touch with my X chromosomes.

For some who have no sense of humor or who are action fans, YES, this is a fake entry.

Disclaimer:

At no time in the writing of this entry did I imagine I was really speaking for Richard Armitage nor did I deceive myself into thinking I really know his thoughts. Therefore, there is no need to involve his agent or publicist in what is supposed to be humorous. Of course I realize tone on the net is not always properly conveyed, and hey, I’m not a writer (I just have lots of crap I want to say), so I’m not taking the chance of being misconstrued.

Have a nice day. :D

Note: I’m blaming my lack of inhibition about posting this on my cold medicine and having just read James Franco’s Actor’s Anonymous. ;p

Photo courtesy of Hobbsy and his video from whence the photo was taken, if you’re interested. :D

24 Comments

  1. So, how goes James Franco’s Actor’s Anonymous?

  2. Blunt.

    I haven’t quite decided if Franco is a nut or a genius or both. Oh yeah, I’ve heard he’s supposedly a genius, and he’s probably a nut, but somehow I just like the guy. And phew, that book is all over the place. A novel? A novel my ass. It’s him on a soapbox thinly disguised as vignettes.

  3. He certainly doesn’t live life by Hollywood or whatever else’s rules but his own. But I think he’s cool. He does his own thing, and he does have some pretty interesting things to say – just read his opinion on Shia’s recent antics here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/james-franco-on-shia-labeoufs-recent-antics.html

    Though I also liked Zach Braff’s twitter reply w/c went: “James’ well written and thoughtful op-ed leaves out one other viable possible scenario… That Mr. LaBeouf is quite simply a douche.”

    Sorry – didn’t mean to take the focus totally away from RA. Feel free to remove it if you like :)

  4. Don’t ever apologize for a tangent especially not here. LOL!

    I feel the same way about Franco, but occasionally, I wonder. Did you read his defense of the selfie? If not, it’s here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/arts/the-meanings-of-the-selfie.html?_r=0

  5. Holy Moly! I love his selfie defense! I especially love this: “I am actually turned off when I look at an account and don’t see any selfies, because I want to know whom I’m dealing with. In our age of social networking, the selfie is the new way to look someone right in the eye and say, “Hello, this is me.”

    He makes a lot of great points about selfies, and a few of them I agree with. Not being a celebrity, I do have to glam it up for some of my selfies although there are just times when I don’t care and click away because life is too short to miss out on where I am at that moment. I love his take on the selfie being the celebrity being in control of that shot. And one selfie means that’s one or more paparazzi shots that just won’t happen because they won’t have the same impact as that celebrity’s selfie. The control part kinda ties in to his opinion about actors not having control of their image when he wrote his opinion about Shia (if I remember correctly – Franco can be prolific with his opinions, can’t he?)

    And speaking of celebrities being in control of the shot, maybe RA should consider doing his own selfies, too? Though it might just break instagram if he did :)

  6. Cheaper for RA too. Those damn photo shoots have got to be a pain in the ass (no pun intended).

    Franco’s book is basically saying, “So yeah, I know Hollywood is full of bullshit, but there is something to some of the bullshit. And when there’s not, I just smirk and laugh.” That’s my general take away from the book.

  7. I must have erased half my reply! I went into the selfie article with quite a bias, but he made sense.

  8. There may be a rationale for selfies, but there is no excuse for duck lips! :-D

    Thank you for reposting this very funny entry and the link to Hobbsy’s videos.

  9. You’re welcome, Cill. :)

  10. I’m probably going to buy his book then. It sounds like someone biting the hand that feeds him, but because it’s Franco, it doesn’t sound as bad. I still remember him parodying the paparazzi, even naming the media outlets in each picture.

  11. @Frenz, Why do you think it was kept secret that Armitage was working on CA? Do you think it was because his hiring was not important to the Pr or what?

  12. I don’t think it was kept a secret at all. This is a humorous piece. Don’t forget that. I think it came up quickly and there wasn’t time for fans to know it was happening.

  13. I just put the humor tag on it so there won’t be any misunderstanding.

  14. And really, it was announce by someone working with RA, and Hobbsy just confirmed it.

  15. I know it’s a humorous post -of course – but at the time there was no announcement like we see these days when someone is cast in one of these superhero/comic things.
    There should not be a misunderstanding that this is a humorous post – although, remember my hair ball post?There is a tumblr conversation which took it quite seriously and considered it misogynist to be afraid of female body hair. You called it.

  16. I hate when that happens, but I also find it hilarious!

    Glad you knew this was supposed to be comical. You can tell I”m a bit jicky about that. LOL!

  17. As soon as I read “Much different than”, I had to stop. There’s no way Richard would have written “different than” – that’s American!!! He would write “different from”

  18. Oh, I must fix that! :D

  19. Whoops… I thought my comment was still out there in cyberspace so I posted it again. :D Sorry :D

  20. You realized, didn’t you, Frenz, that I was being cheeky again? You do’t take me too seriously, do you? :D

  21. We know each other better than that. LOL!

  22. I had already gotten rid of the duplicate. No worries.

  23. Finished reading. Love it! :D


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