For those of you not in the following, a tweeter and contributor for EW entertainment, @DanaSchwartzzz, was rude about Richard Armitage and his role in Ocean’s 8. There was a lot of back and forth among and between fans and Schwartz over the weekend. She referred to him as a no name, and a few other unkind descriptions as she responded to hurt and angry fans, and then began to diss fans and the fandom. She backed off a little.
My preference would have been for him to ignore it publicly, rather than apologize. He did what he could with the role, the lack of screen time with his opposite, Sandra Bullock and the failure of the writers to better define their past relationship in the plot. He can play anything, anyway, as we know, so I imagine the director wanted a mealy sort of character.
So, I think he’s wrong. I don’t see that Damien Lewis is an A-lister, with some good television credits, but no real film credits. I guess with the success of Homeland and Billions, he might have been of a household word currently, but check out his credits and see what you think. He’s done a lot of TV.
If there’s a response from her, let me know. She blocked me, although I never directly challenged her.