What’s a Beard To Do?


Most of you know how I feel about Richard’s beard, and I was disappointed when he was without it at The Hobbit premiere, but has anyone noticed his silence? Not Richard; I mean RichardsBeard. He’s been very reticent the last several weeks. It was hard to see his removal since I love the beard and have wanted to see him interacting again. I tracked him down to find out how he’s feeling:

Me: You were with Richard for so long during the filming of The Hobbit. I mean he wanted you with him. Even favored you over a fake beard! Yet when the reward came, he seemed to cut and run. I would accuse him of bald face, but well….and it just has to be hard for you to be hair and gone again.

RichardsBeard: ::sighs:: To beard, or not to beard? That was the question. But it’s true what you’ve heard that hell hath no fury like a beard shorn…especially when it begins to grow back.

Of course it was disappointing not attending, and it was especially hard when I knew RichardsStubble shadowed himself, but I’m always pragmatic. Remember my motto: A shaved beard only comes back stronger. #Beardhappens.

Truthfully, being left out was partially my fault. As a beard, I could be a bit nettlesome. I insisted Richard share my ideas with Sir Peter for alternate movies titles — There and Beard Again (not to be confused with Hair and Back Again), Lord of the Beards, and my personal favorite, Beards Behaving Badly.

And though normally I’m not prone to bouts of dipsomania, since becoming a #displacedbeard I do admit to spending some time in the pub waiting for my agent to call. #beardslikebeer

Me: Is that anything like a wild hair?

RichardsBeard: You could say that, yes! Maybe more like a #Wild Hair of Durin. This is also a sticking point between me and Richard’s Tastebuds since they seem to prefer wine. The taunts of #LagerisforLosers are especially cutting, but I just tell them #AleingkeepsmefromAiling

Me: I see Sir Peter at least paid tribute to you in one of his vlogs.

RichardsBeard: I’m completely chuffed about the beard segment of Sir Peter’s vlog. My fellow beards and I stole the show, and we’re letting our hair down. #Thebeardsarebasking. We make The Hobbit #beardtastic, even though the Hobbits themselves apparently grow their beards on their feet.

Me: Ooh, that must be tuft for the Hobbits.

So what are you doing now?

RichardsBeard: #KeepingCalmandBeardingOn. It isn’t my intention to dissemble, but after all, that is what a beard does best. #beardyblather

Me: Yes, a beard does conceal if nothing else, but I think you’re capable of much more. And you do it so well! You must be itching to be back at work.

RichardsBeard: Literally. ::laughs:: You know, a little bit, a tad, just a hair of #VisageVengeance will be rather sweet. #TheBeardisn’tBitter, but it may turn out that RichardsFace and I have a purely Antipodean relationship.

Me: Well, I’m hoping when you emerge, that you survive much beyond New Zealand. Perhaps #BeardtoEternity.

note: If you want to catch up with RichardsBeard, you can find him at Twitter.

Photo courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com


  1. If there was ONE post I would love for RA to read on this blog THIS WOULD BE IT!!!!!!

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAH!!!!! LOVE the creativity that went into this post ;D

  2. Too good! One of the best posts ever! Too many immortal quotation/quips there!


    Armitage beard-lover.

  3. This is hilarious!

  4. Anonymous is fitzg: why did it not register? Oh well, never mind. :D


  5. The beauty, the intelligence, the wit, the grace. Tis why I admire RichardsBeard as I so do.

  6. Solved it. :D

  7. Fun and funny:)

  8. ROTFL! Love this, thank you. It would, indeed, be shear folli(cle) to underestimate the attRAction of RichardsBeard!

  9. ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  10. Either 500 miles + today has made me a bit fuzzy???? Or. Frenz has hit the eggnog hard. :D

  11. WAIT!!! I had a funeral and tribute to him and everything!!! What’s he doing back???!!!!! ;)

  12. He’s not back yet. But he’ll be resurrected for remainder of shooting coming up. :D

  13. And eggnog is my friend.:D

  14. ‘Shear’ Genius, my friend! I posted it in my blog. Richard had mentioned he thought they’d go back to NZ for about ten weeks of filming in April. If that is indeed the date, his beard will probably begin to grow next week because it also takes ten weeks for it to reappear. This, according to Richard himself. Goodbye, chin and cheekbones! At least our King will be happy to have his long locks back and ride his mare because he loves them both. I envy whoever gets to touch his face because I wish I could squish it. I know I must repent. Ha! ;-)

  15. Thanks for this–it’s a riot! I suspect The Beard has already come out of hiding, as its proud bearer has been keeping a low profile and it’s ski season, a time when even less follicularly blessed men test-run facial hair. Good luck to those fellows since The Beard has set the bar very, very high indeed!

  16. This was a hilarious read. And you have no idea how hard that is for me to admit as I am a beard hater… But after this, I might become a fan of RichardsBeard… Thumbs up.

  17. Fantastic!! I love it!! I can’t wait till the beard is back this year, I just LOVE beardy Richard <3

  18. I’m glad you all loved this. Credit really goes to RichardsBeard and for my part, this was a Nat inspired post. :D

  19. Christmas may be past, but I’m still singing.
    ♬♪♫ It’s the most wonderful time… for a beard. 🎶

    Thank you to RAFrenzy for not cutting me short, but be careful, ladies, I might be growing on you. :-(D)

  20. *giggle* are you talking with a beard, Frenz?

  21. :D Very Cute!!

  22. ♬ walkin’ in a Winter Bearded land ♬ :D

  23. […] And for the bereft beard lovers: RAFrenzy interviews @RichardsBeard. […]

  24. I think you’re giving me a run for my money in the Lunatic Rantings department, Frenz. Hilarious!

  25. Hilarious! Keep calm and bearding on! LOL Can’t wait to see you again, @Richardsbeard!

  26. Thanks for laughs on a day I really needed them. You are very creative. Personally, I don’t care how much hair is on his face as long as we get to enjoy his lovely face (and the rest of him, of course).

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