The road crew cut the fiber optics supplying my internet access. I’m working with shaky, intermittent internet and 3G access on my iPhone. Definitely not a happy camper, but back to the man of the hour.
Live streaming at The Hobbit Japan press conference apparently sucked but I’m hearing the video quality for downloading is much better. Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman and RA held a love fest, extolling each other’s virtues. Clearly, the bromances still burn strongly. Naturally, they would gush like that. After all what could they say: “gah, I hated his guts,” “he hogged my shot every time,” or “I’ll need therapy for the next 10 years because of him!” However, they so struck me with their quiet sincerity, that my snarky heart paused to consider: How did RA feel being showered with such praise? Did his Thorin portrayal really shock and awe? What if he turned in a truly Oscar caliber performance worth of Best Supporting Actor his first time out? Wow. My fangurl heart fluttered briefly. I hope not, mainly because winning an Oscar could be a professional kiss of death (Halle Berry any one?). On the other hand, it would be lovely to see him offered quality artistic roles worthy of his skills. But happily my snarky heart jolted back to life, and I’m just fine now.
I turned my attention to what was really important – his clothes! Unfortunately, poor screen cap quality makes it difficult to tell if he’d recovered from the ARIAs misstep, but he was rocking another expensively black, casual jacket, so I’ll give him props for that.
Next up: the Japan Hobbit premiere. It starts during the middle of the night my time, a mountain that even this intrepid reporter probably won’t climb. Europeans, take it away!
Hang on now!
Want to congratulate him? Why not join the gift bombing of his Justgiving page? Show him and the world you care.
You know you want to.