here For parts one and two of Ma Vie En L’air’s interview ( credit toAmanda Aayusya/All Film Magazine) with Richard Armitage discussing his role on Hannibal, I reblogged. But in this latest short piece is an answer to question about social media which elicited, I thought, an odd response from Richard Armitage.
You joined social media last year. How are you enjoying it? Meanwhile Hannibal has a very huge, loyal and active fanbase in social media. Have you heard from them?
Yeah. I mean, one of the reasons why I think I’m enjoying it is because I know at some point, for me, it will all come to an end. When I’m not an actor anymore, I will no longer be on social media. So it does have a finite kind of time limit…
What struck me about this answer was that he states that he’s enjoying being on social media – sort of. Why does he enjoy it? Because, according to Armitage, he won’t have to be there forever. He’s enjoying it because it’s temporary? Is he enjoying it at all?
But then, the whole answer falls apart, because Armitage’s presence on social media, according to him, will end when I’m no longer an actor.
In just what time and place does Richard Armitage think he will no longer be an actor? A stunning answer I think.
And anyway, even if he were to give up acting for directing or producing, the way things are, you still gotta be on social media – ask Bryan Fuller.