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“When you do a TV job as long as I do, sometimes, the first thing you want to do immediately afterwards is go on stage. I am fundamentally a stage actor, and that’s where I was trained, and that’s where my love of acting is. Being on stage with a live audience is where I belong! That is where I truly think that I will find myself, and you realise that nothing can beat a live audience, and the butterflies in your stomach when you are about to step on stage.”

it makes me so happy that tom, rupert and alex were willing to attend wales comic con to talk about merlin when they don’t have to at all. they’re still out there flying the flag for merlin and happy to meet fans and talk about a show that ended nearly 5 years ago and which they didn’t really get a lot to do, alex especially was only in one series and yet he still seems to enjoy talking about merlin. idk i’m just so grateful that the merlin fandom is still going strong and that the actors seem to still care about it too.