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This Makes Me Laugh...

But first let me say a sincere THANK YOU to ala_tariel, anastdean, ckll, and asteroidbuckle. My dearests, your wonderful gifts are much appreciated. ♥

Now, here's what made me "bouncing" in my seat: I just ran into an article @ comicbookmovie where Anne Rice discussed Lestat, Twilight, and Robert Downey, Jr. (among other actors). Here's an excerpt that made me chortle:
[In regard to Stephenie Meyer and Twilight] ...And she did this stroke of genius thing of having these menacing vampires go to high school. [Laughs.] Which, in a way, I thought was incredibly ridiculous. Because what immortal would spend his time going to high school over and over like that? Go to Katmandu or Memphis or Rio De Janiero or Rome! But it was a stroke of genius, because it gave great pleasure to millions of kids. So its’ very interesting. But I think what makes it work is that old tried-and-true woman’s romance formula, which is rooted in psychology.
Later on, Anne Rice also discussed which actors she thinks are good candidates for playing her characters. She named quite a few, and of course, being a faithful fan!girl, only this really caught my attention:
Jamie Bamber, he’s terrific, I was just watching him last night in England’s Law & Order. I’d seen him on Battlestar Galactica, but I’d never seen him unleash that beautiful diction.
While I'm squeeing in delight, I can't help wishing someone would show Ms. Rice some episodes of Supernatural as well! *wistful*


( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 2nd, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
She's right...it's beautiful diction!

Hope you're having a great week!
Dec. 2nd, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Miiick! I take it you've been following L&O:UK? ;)

I hope you have a great week too! &hugs
Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, no. I don't have any way to watch it (I don't get BBC). I have read some synopsis of the episodes and seen some stills from it, though. I keep hoping that maybe, one day, the USA channel will add it to their line-up (since they seem to show all the other incarnations of L&O). Truthfully, I've never been a L&O fan, but I think I could get over that for Jamie. ;)

Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Oh! Do you know BBC American is now showing the first series on Friday nights (or is it Sunday nights?) I bought the DVD boxset for S1 when it first came out. While I watched the original L&O quite religiously back in the day, I haven't liked the show and its many US reincarnations for a long time. But like you said, I would get over that for Jamie too. I just need to find time to sit down and watch it.

Even without watching the series, I can just imagine how Jamie's diction impressed Anne Rice. One thing Jamie impressed me from the get-go is his articulation. I haven't seen any actor like him before and since!
Dec. 3rd, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
We don't get BBC America, either. :(
I agree...he is a very well-spoken person. I could sit and listen to him for hours...
Dec. 2nd, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Oh... Jamie Bamber for a vampire, possibly... The ensuing imagery is too irresistible *g*
And you're right - there's at least *one* other likely casting option on SPN, in par.
The two of them could make such ominously delicious angsty, tormented vamps...
Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
Oh God yes! Jamie & Jensen in a scene together would make my ovary explode.

Hey, guess what? I just unearthed a bit of inconsequential yet coincidental trivia while reading up Anne Rice's bio: apparently she in her teen years lived in Richardson, Texas, where she went to high school and met her future husband (see here). And of course almost all SPN fans know Jensen was born and raised in Richardson, TX (see notable Richardsonians)! \o/

Edited at 2010-12-02 10:25 pm (UTC)
Dec. 3rd, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Ooh, cool list. I recognize some of the people listed!
Dec. 3rd, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
And, yes...I think I would pass out from the hotness if both Jamie and Jensen were ever in a scene together!!!

Dec. 3rd, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
"And of course almost all SPN fans know Jensen was born and raised in Richardson, TX"

It's no coincidence - it's Fate! *g*
Dec. 3rd, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
I think I'd die of happiness if she had Jensen in a movie based on any of her books!
Dec. 7th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
IKR?! While I'm not a fan of vampires, I still think it would be great casting if Jensen plays one of her characters. He can be a great Lestat IMHO. ;)
Dec. 3rd, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
I LOVEEEEE ANNE to pieces.
Dec. 7th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
Hehe, she's much better than SM, no? ;)
Dec. 3rd, 2010 07:38 am (UTC)
How are you sweetie pie? Any plans for Christmas? Travelling plans I mean? Huggles.
Dec. 7th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'm doing good hon. Sorry about the late reply. Looks like LJ decided not to notify me when people leave me a comment. *pouts*

As for Christmas, I'm heading back to UK in about a week, and will stay there till the end of this year. How about you? Any plans for you? *HUGGLES*
Dec. 7th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Hmmm ... that thing with diction, hehe.

Hey, maybe you should have you-know-who watch L&O as well.
Dec. 7th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
I'd rather watch it with YOU!

Yes, diction. *g*
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