Was very happy to see RA's reply to the following question because I'd always had the feeling those who consider themselves *method* actors are a tad too preciousss for my taste. It's entertainment, not life-saving surgery..
QUESTION: Would you describe yourself as a method actor?
RICHARD ARMITAGE: No I wouldn't. I wouldn't describe myself as a method actor. I think other people apply that label. I think I'm a concentrating actor. So in order to do my work in the course of a day, particularly with a character like this I have to concentrate. So it's about staying in the scene, staying with my head in the scene and attempting to keep the character with me. It doesn't mean I can't have a conversation or go and make a cup of coffee. But I actually stay with the character for 18 months.
This freshly learned fact about DaVinci certainly triggered a moment of reflection. He was a gravedigger - wanted fresh corpses to learn to accurately draw human anatomy. yccck! Were there no living breathing bods available to study? Hopefully we'll learn the answer during the new series. Ep 1 airs on Starz channel, April 12.[Update:have now read enough about the show to realize the artist will be portrayed as providing equal-opportunity in his love life. That appears to be the strategic business tactic with most historical drama these days--sly entertainment industry foxes want to lure as many viewers as possible; therefore, if a historic figure didn't have many or any children they can suddenly have a fictitious revolving door to their boudoir. This is not a complaint - if that's what it takes to draw large enough audiences to historical dramas..so be it!;] Here's the macabre grave-digging artist with one of his subjects:
Lara Pulver played Guy of Gisborne's sister in RH3. She's wearing lovely costume designs in DaVinci's Demons:
Somewhere online there's a hilarious compilation of the major Game of Thrones characters with their corresponding *cat* version. Here are my 3 fav characters beginning with Ser Jorah. I don't agree his feline companion resembles Dany's protective knight because he has glorious blue eyes while the cat does not;D The other two furry friends certainly do capture a certain aspect of their characters. They are blonde, blue-eyed Daenerys and pudgey yet adorable Samwell Tarly.
Highlight week 3 DWTS: Prom Night Theme. Ingo definitely playing against type this time: