an unexpected cast


William Kircher discusses pranks on the Hobbit Set

He talks about Martin in the production diaries and discusses stealing Aidan Turner’s underpants in retaliation for a prank Aidan pulled during filming of a battle scene in BotFA

trashfeminist has been talking about mad max today and they’re much more on point in their posts than i’m going to be lmao go check them out

i get the hype around mad max, especially for women who are fans of the action movie genre. it’s a complete surprise to go into a movie like that and be confronted with a cast that’s mainly women, and no love story. and i get how important that feels for a lot of people!

but tumblr has this really bad habit of stamping something as 100% FEMINIST without really examining and acknowledging its flaws and that, to me, is entirely baffling. 

a cast full of women is an unexpected surprise!

a cast full of mostly white, skinny women when you only expected one or two white skinny women, isn’t exactly revolutionary. 

idk what i’m even really saying, except, why are we always so eager to accept and run with the very first thing we’re offered?

So I had no idea the actress cast as Reba McClane is Rutina Wesley! 

Completely unexpected casting but I love it. I was not a fan of her character in True Blood, but that was scripting. The actress played her beautifully and I can’t wait to see how she portrays Reba, not to mention her interactions with Armitage as Dolarhyde!

Oh man, I just keep getting more and more excited for this next season, the casting for this show is just off the charts o_o

Are all of you as excited as I am???

tinker-tailor-strider-spy zapytał(a)::

I swear I'm working on replying, but HEY YOU MET WILLIAM KIRCHER!! :D

Totally fine darling I promise you that I am the last person to judge on being late with things (mostly because I’m the worst at replying in a timely manner). 

YES I DID MEET HIM AND HE WAS FABULOUS!!! He was really sweet and took a picture with me and everything after I got my autograph. The Cincinnati Comic Expo is super focused on Comics and Star Wars specifically, so there wasn’t really a big turnout for Tolkien stuff, even though William Kircher and John Rhys-Davies were both there. (I met JRD too and he was such a pleasure to talk to!) So there was literally NOBODY in line or talking to Mr. Kircher. So my friend Mary and I got to just talk with him for a while about filming and about the third movie and stuff. He’s a super funny guy and such a genuinely warm person. I can really relate to Bifur as a character, so it was such a treat to discuss how he tried to portray his character and how he related to the other actors and characters. 

Ria's Horrendous Day: A Tale About Why The Hobbit Cast Are Literal Life Savers

0300: Finally fall asleep after hours of tossing and turning
0400: Wake up. Fall asleep after a while.
0600: Wake up. Fall back asleep.
0845: Wake up. Now I’m going to be late, no time for breakfast.
0930: I look like crap but head to class and proceed to fail my math midterm.
1100: The professor I hate the most mocks me in front of entire class. I’m an introvert. This is a huge no-no. I try not to cry.
1300: Finally get something to eat, but I still feel sick.
1530: Show up for history midterm. Without a blue book.
1800: Get back to my room but somebody in our suite clogged the toilet. Literally crap everywhere.
1930: After an hour of wrestling with a nasty plunger and cleaning the entire bathroom, I really REALLY just want to cry.

1945: Get on tumblr and see all the fun new hobbit things. Smile. Even laugh a bit. Decide life isn’t really all that bad.

Days like these are what fandoms were created for.

Thanks guys for saving my sanity.