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06 May 2012 @ 03:44 pm
Oh British People and Their Names  
Here's an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston who starred together in Steven Spielberg's War Horse. I liked the rather substantial gap between what Cumberbatch considered an embarrassing moment and what Hiddleston considered an embarrassing moment. I think Hiddleston wins.

I also have to note that both actors have had the most amount of hoopla surrounding their last names than any other actor I can think of in recent memory. I thought I'd heard it all when legions of Cumberbatch fans called themselves the Cumberbitches. But again, I think Hiddleston might be winning with having fans who call themselves Hiddlestoners, Hiddlestalkers, and most recently, Hiddlepanthers.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay: DH: Random Happenstanceawanderingbard on May 7th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
It looks like PBS co-produces the series, so maybe they'll air concurrently in England? I think that's the plan for the next series of Sherlock, which will be nice if it's true. Even the French-Canadians got Series Two before the rest of North America did, if only by a few days.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 7th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
I've been desperate for the new Wallander. I only get into the mood every once in awhile because it's so bleak so I don't want the show to dawdle. The window is only open so long!

I do wonder if they plan on having Hiddleston for this series since his career blew up between series 2 and 3 which I'm sure made scheduling a nightmare. Plus his role is small enough that it might not have been worth it for either him or the show.
The Writer They Call Tay: CP: Captain Martinawanderingbard on May 7th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
Imdb only has him down for six episodes vs the other cast members' nine, so I'm guessing you're right.

I'm so afraid that's what's going to happen with Cumberbatch and Cabin Pressure. I know he's confirmed for Series Four, but if they go on I don't know if they'll be able to hold on to him. I have such mixed feelings because I want him to go forth and be successful and at the same I want him to stay home and do little things that I enjoy.
The Writer They Call Tay: CP: Captain Martinawanderingbard on May 7th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
Imdb only has him down for six episodes vs the other cast members' nine, so I'm guessing you're right.

I'm so afraid that's what's going to happen with Cumberbatch and Cabin Pressure. I know he's confirmed for Series Four, but if they go on I don't know if they'll be able to hold on to him. I have such mixed feelings because I want him to go forth and be successful and at the same time I want him to stay home and do little things that I enjoy.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 7th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
I'm so afraid that's what's going to happen with Cumberbatch and Cabin Pressure.

Me too. I'm sort of torn about whether or not I want the character of Martin to go on without him. When he was ill, they had someone else step in to play Martin who did it brilliantly enough that I could actually imagine them just keeping the character even when the actor leaves. And I don't want Martin to vanish. But...at the same time, I want Cumberbatch to be Martin until the show itself ends (which I want it to never do).
The Writer They Call Tay: CP: Captain Martinawanderingbard on May 7th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
^ My thoughts, those are them.

Tom Goodman-Hill did a great job with Martin ("look at my arm, look at my hat!") but Cumberbatch's constantly borderline hysterical voice just gives me all the Martin feels. I think I'd rather they wrote him out by, like, giving Martin a job in a real airline where he gets paid and can buy all the baked potatoes! And then give Douglas someone new to annoy him so he can realize Martin wasn't so bad.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 7th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
I think I'd rather they wrote him out by, like, giving Martin a job in a real airline where he gets paid and can buy all the baked potatoes! And then give Douglas someone new to annoy him so he can realize Martin wasn't so bad.

But I feel like my tears will never stop if that happens.

Still, I feel like Finnemore's sensibility would be to write Martin out (in a happy way!). Although, I'm thinking that perhaps once they reach the end of the alphabet, the entire series will stop. Which will also cause me to shed tears.
The Writer They Call Tay: BB: Oh No!awanderingbard on May 7th, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
Well, there are seven letters left and only six episodes a series. So maybe one more series and a special? But I will be so sad if it's all over. I want them to start the alphabet again!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 7th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
Oh, and randomly in case you haven't seen this photo yet on tumblr:

https://twitter.com/#!/simonpegg/status/198862123915415552

Simon Pegg's comment! Their FACES!
The Writer They Call Tay: Spaced; Tim ZOMG!awanderingbard on May 7th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
I saw that yesterday and squeed a little. Their eyes! How are they so big! And why can I never decide what colour Simon Pegg's are?

Now I want a Hot Fuzz/Sherlock crossover. Sherlock would hate Nick so much. "Congratulations, we've solved the case. And now, paperwork!"