So I was at a thrift store and I see this little cat lamp.
I was like “Aye yo, no homo, but ya’ll are fuckin’ adorable.”
So I bought the lil’ guy and took him home to plug him in.
Then I was like “No.”
Yes. Feline Beelzebub on the mantlepiece does rather send the wrong message.
God. When I find myself on a path with obvious ruts in it…I make a dive for the hedgerow in search of “the road less traveled by.” The above seems far too much like dying at 34…and just not realizing it until you finally keel over in belated recognition around age 68. No. Thank. You.
I worked with him on a show I won’t bother naming. He was…erratic. When he couldn’t get whatever he needed from himself in one particular scene he’d ask for another, and another, and another until he was satisfied - which was cool’n’all if the director was up for it - but…when other people in the scene didn’t reset fast enough (so he could have another go at it while still in the moment)…those other people got yelled at a la Christian Bale’s..moment. But that was borne out of frustration with *himself* and it was just being projected on everyone else. I got that. He also insisted on doing a couple of really nasty shots in a freezing river himself rather than have stunts do it which I thought was pretty cool. Unfortunately some other stuff wasn’t so cool, but…nobody’s perfect.
One time, same show, we had some hangup or other and the lunch call was messed up. We had kids on set, and normally the kids are fed first so they can go to school with the tutor while the rest of the cast and crew break for lunch and not burn time because the kids have a shorter workday. Well, everyone broke early - too early for catering - so we were all basically in a parking orbit until they were ready to serve, kids and all.
So, Sean Astin arrives in the cast shuttle - also too early for lunch - but instead of bitching or whatever else I’ve seen in the past with other people - he grabbed a fold-up chair - sat on it backwards - and started doing magic tricks to entertain the kids. I just…forgot…all the surly stuff I’d witnessed up to that point. It didn’t matter anymore.
I guess I’ve seen some cool stuff.
Stephen Hawking watches Doctor Who
And that is just the coolest thing.
he also said in an interview once that his voice generator isn’t British because he didn’t want to sound like a Dalek
IMAGINE IF HE SOUNDED LIKE A DALEK
Aaaand…my day is made.