No Circus Question Here! Full Richard Armitage Empire 2015 Interview

Irreverent and funny. (Who wrote these questions?)
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Thanks to Micra for passing this along.tumblr_nww3vgVB841qgdjczo1_500

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36 thoughts on “No Circus Question Here! Full Richard Armitage Empire 2015 Interview

  1. Very funny. It just shows the man has good humour and a portion of cheeky irreverence to boot. I am glad to know he is not taking interview duty too seriously. At least not when it comes to an entertainment magazine.

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      • Didn’t he say he ate some cheese somewhere he like and icecream? both are usually made with milk. Of course there are the lactose free versions but didn’t sound like it. Maybe he just doesn’t like milk, i hear it happens (tho i don’t know how, i’m addicted to all and any milk products ;-))

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        • Mmm… not sure Europeans drink milk… I mean… we use it for Cappuccino, Cioccolata in tazza, but we don’t drink it “per se”. Only the kids.
          Many milk products have no lactose, like butter, e.g.

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            • LOL! In Italy it’s not usual, it’s just a breakfast habit (our breakfast is different from yours and certainly UK and US ones). Let’s say milk drinking is limited to the early hours of the morning. I personally love milk, but I am forced to use the low lactose one because lactose is “supposed” it can get migraine worse. Not that I believe it, but…

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              • yes so right, i think the Italian way is much healthier than cured meets and cheeses i grew up with. These days it is just plain yoghurt or milk with cereal for me 😉 Hm, lactose can be quite disturbing for a few things, including digestion. I wish i could do fruit and coffee in the morning but both things don’t agree with me on empty stomach due to acidity, so yoghurt/porridge it is 😉

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              • Try to order it after dinner or lunch and everyone will look at you with wide eyes and knows you are not Italian 😛 It’s just a matter of habit. And obsession with espresso 😉

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              • Many differences. After growing up on Italian American food, I was also surprised to learn that no Italian in Italy would have pasta as her side dish with il secundo (entree).

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              • Absolutely. Pasta is a dish on its own here. A whole dinner is made by Appetizer, Primo (usually pasta), Secondo (meat), Contorno (vegetables going with the meat), Dessert and Coffee-Liquor. But all as separated courses.

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  2. That’s right he does eat ice cream. But maybe he can tolerate some dairy, but not too much, or maybe he just doesn’t like milk. Hard to believe, but many people don’t. I love the stuff, as long as it’s cold or hot. Not room temp.Hot milk with honey and butter – my father’s home remedy for a cold. He called it a guggle-muggle. I guess he didn’t know of the controversial theory that dairy is phlegm producing. I know an opera singer who would never drink milk or eat milk products before a performance. She said ” it sits on your vocal chords.” This is right up your alley. What do you think about it?

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    • Yes def dairy not good for singing and it is also not good for acid reflux, which many singers have due to the extreme use of diaphragm. So many prefer bananas and such stuff. But i also know a few lucky ones who eat right throughout performances and even munch on their way to stage 🙂 Not milk product though, tends to be sweet stuff.
      I’m with you on the milk, stone cold or hot 🙂 Oh too much diary is also not good for yer skin, which is why Asians tend to have better skin, because they consume less of it… sadly for me i love it too much to give it up.

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      • Yes indeed. Some European breakfasts startled me. On a ski trip to Austria, the hotel served all sorts of sausage, even liverwurst, what I would consider sandwich food, along with small tubs of schmaltz ( don’t know what kind of fat it was). It took me two days to find out that on the other side of the dining room there was an assortment of cereal, fruit and yoghurt. I would say that next to cereal, eggs is the predominant American breakfast. I was forced to eat a three minute egg every day before elementary school.

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        • oh wow, i can’t handle that many eggs! i only ever had a glass of milk growing up, nothing else, not a breakfast person to this day unless it means brunch or a nice hotel chef has prepared it for me 😉 i ‘treat’ myself at weekend with cereal in my milk LOL

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          • This convo brought back to mind a childhood story about that egg. One morning I absolutely refused to eat it and my mother just gave up. That day the class went on a trip to the local Woolworth five and dime to buy material to make father’s day gifts. ( a Q-Tip box later painted and decorates to hold cufflinks). Walking two by two, my partner, a boy, and I decided to elope. We ran away and crossed a big street. I got in huge trouble and the next day, I had to stand up in front of the class, and say, ” I misbehaved yesterday because I didn’t eat my egg in the morning.” Don’t know how that memory resurfaced.

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            • Wow, sounds like quite traumatic at the time, guess you’re not much into eggs these days 🙂 i have a similar one with spinach 😉 Bet we all have a food-foe that goes all the way back to childhood..

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  3. Whew! Glad to find some others who got a good chuckle from this piece. There’s some fans on Facebook with their undies in a bunch; they’re horrified & thought the interviewer disrespectful. I found it very entertaining, both the article & their reactions.

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  4. I’ve had an Empire subscription for many years now and always love reading this section. It always takes a while before my copy gets to me and now I can hardly wait to hold it in my hands in person. I always love when Richard is in Empire, only the better-known actors (or those on the possible brink of big fame) are in it. 🙂

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    • Empire has been a big promoter of The Hobbit, as you must know. They have special issues and such. I am so thankful for those who scan. I had a very difficult time in November 2013 looking for the Hobbit Special with Thorin cover in NYC ( in, like 5 degree weather (F). No success.

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      • Yes, I do know that Empire has always been a promoter of The Hobbit, they were also early adopters of The Lord of the Rings, if I recall correctly. And I have the Thorin cover, although I didn’t get it with my subscription at the time (I received another cover, can’t remember which) and I immediately went online to order an extra Thorin cover one that I was lucky enough to get before they sold out. 🙂

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  6. He did an interview on the radio when he was doing Strikeback and jokingly asked for a soya latte. I used soya formula when I gave up feeding my daughter because we had asthma in the family, cow’s milk is often linked to allergies.

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