This week, Richard Armitage fans were treated to a taste of everything.
Tempting our appetite , were answers to interview questions, (he misses NZ pinot, he’s reading “Stiff,” he would have a dog over a cat, but he doesn’t have either ( still to be answered, has he ever had a pet?).
No one commented that he chose white wine ( Chardonnay – French or California, I wonder?) instead of his preferred red when he met with New York Moves Magazine [tweet https://twitter.com/NYMoves/status/386237665806655488] or that they apparently took tastes from each other’s glass. ( who doesn’t?).
Here I have to confess that I was thinking about this interview yesterday in what I thought was real time. I met someone for a drink yesterday (Hendricks on the rocks, cuke) at the Gansevoort Hotel located in the West Village. And even though I knew Richard Armitage had stayed at the elegant but un-trendy Waldorf Astoria before, I couldn’t get it out of my mind – that he was close- and that this hotel would suit him just fine – he could easily pop in to see how renovations were going in his new digs – if he isn’t in occupancy yet – if it’s even his place.
Good conversation, a productive strategy session with my companion and gin put me back on the right track.
I’m not sure which was more incendiary: the delicious deshabille or the pet preference – but it kept bloggers, tumblrs, tweeters and artists busy for days – still is. And yes- the long hair was still there.
Then there was the prelude to the fashion shoot which got us gabbing yesterday. Below is a Tumblr rendition, explaining for us that whoever dressed him was in it for the fashion statement.
Maybe there is some editorial fashion in what was selected for Mr. Armitage – but Mr. Felton is wearing loafers not medium high boots – or a shirt and tie, and a good tailor could make an entire bomber jacket just from the collar on the outerwear Armitage is wearing. But, hey, let’s see what else the stylist comes up with. And yes, the long hair is still there.
We also got “the voice” this week, when Warner Brothers released the promo recorded for The Desolation of Smaug.
So, interviews, photos, info, fashion, voice – all fine and good. Kept us busy and happy. Nourished us. Quenched our thirst.
But none of it comes close to my joy and excitement in seeing some new work – Richard Armitage acting. Performing his craft. Transforming into a character. The Trailer.
I didn’t time it, but I would guess he was in about one minute of the Trailer in total – very good considering that the whole thing was only 2 1/2 minutes total.
And of course, new video footage means new screencaps, and yes- we got those, too.
So all in all, a shmorgishborg – a great week to graze on Richard Armitage.