Regarding this post/119801698704/id-been-talking-to-lee-pace-actually-about I don't know, but the first feeling I felt when I read it was sadness. As it says Bryan Fuller and Lee go way back so it's understandable that he wanted Lee for the role. But to have him say that he knows who to go to when it fell through, it's like Richard is just a substitute, a plan b. Knowing how lowly Richard sees himself, I feel disheartened. He probably doesn't feel that way about this, but I can't help it.