#RichardArmitage #LLLPlay Interview

 

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That old photo again – but plenty of #LLLPlay images, too.

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I didn’t realize before that this montage gives me a better view of #RichardArmitage during the cake eating scene than I had during the three performances I attended. Also, not sure I buy that he hasn’t this kind of fun and laughing while working before based on his Berlin Station interviews and tweets.

An excerpt about the stage door experience, from the actor’s point of view:

I’d imagine you get a lot of action at the stage door. Is that something you enjoy or have just learned to deal with at this point in your career?

Yeah, you do learn to deal with it. [Laughs] I always say to myself, whatever it takes to get someone to buy a ticket to come to the theater. Audiences are growing older and we’re hoping to get younger people into the theater, so whatever it takes. If people come to see the show, great. If they’re less bothered about the show and more bothered about the selfie at the stage door, it doesn’t matter to me as long as they’re coming. You know, we’ve had people come from far and wide, which is great. It sort of helps the Roundabout creative and those programs and the global marketplace. Everyone always comes through New York, it’s a great destination. If on their whistle stop tour of the Empire State Building and then seeing something at the Roundabout Theatre becomes part of the tour, then I think that’s a good thing.

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7 thoughts on “#RichardArmitage #LLLPlay Interview

  1. I think the quote about being too serious and not having enough fun is about his earlier career before (at the least) the Hobbit films. He wasn’t consistently getting great roles until a few years ago. Since then, I think he seems to be feeling sufficiently secure about his career. His comments make me think about the period for faculty before tenure when you are full of ideas and promise, but are getting a lot of rejection and having to work your guts out. You really have to believe in yourself and have some luck to get through it. Probably it is similar for attorneys before they make partner? Or any career that is very competitive and not completely under your own control.

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    • I think we’re referring to two different answers from him. At the end of the interview, he seems to be talking more about earlier days and the stress of getting work, but I was referring to the earlier question where he talked about bonding with this particular cast and crew.

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  2. Thanks for the link to the Broadway World interview and the montage sequence. I was looking for the Act 3 dance scene that I had seen somewhere, but not bookmarked. And the video has that clip. Yay! I have bookmarked it now. Ha!

    I especially liked Richard’s discussion about “tempo”, regarding the rhythm of the play. And it does sound like he’s having loads of fun with Love, Love, Love. Good for him!

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    • We all did. His movements/physicality for that time period ( Act I) were so effective and successful in getting is 19 year old self across to the audience. I was gobsmacked when he sat himself in the armchair and tucked his legs under him. I mean, those are long legs and he unpretzelled himself easily. ( This is a promo photo of this somewhere) His chest holds up pretty well, even at 45.

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      • Like that ‘unpretzelled’ word/expression! Yeah, he was soooo convincing as a 19-year old. It was almost hard to contain myself when watching him in that 1st act. Could have cheered!! Oh, dear me!!! I think he is really good when it comes to rhythms/movements/physicality. That’s also how Yael Farber worked on ‘The Crucible’, which I especially enjoyed a lot.

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