DT appreciation week, day 7:
One more reason why I love David Tennant
I’ve decided not to use the themes of the day, but to write some of my own ramblings. Hope it’s okay and that it can still be used in DT appreciation week :-)
Like most of the people that I socialise with in here, I find David Tennant extremely attractive, handsome and sexy. But lately I’ve been thinking a lot about David’s humbleness about the way he looks, and I feel that there might be more to it. So here are some thoughts:
Yes - David is a humble man when it comes to his own looks. He’s said several times that he doesn’t look at himself as sexy or handsome and this is because of his upbringing. I believe him when he says this.
However, I do think that he’s quite confident and happy about his looks. Just look at the way he dresses - he DOES care about how he looks. I think that it’s the very idea about someone deciding and setting the bar on what beauty is, who’s sexy and handsome - and who’s not - that he finds repulsing.
We also have to remember that David’s also a father and I think that he wants to teach his children to be confident in themselves based on their personalities and not on their looks (although, I can imagine David’s children being gorgeous!)
I’ve also read in an older interview (from 2005, I think), that he doesn’t care about how a woman look like - he gets attracted to talent and personality. On Saturday Night Takeaway last year, this was his comments on a clip with Jennifer Lawrence, who had just been voted “most beautiful woman alive”:
As you can see, David’s all: “Meh, I’d rather want the food that she ate!” Later on the show, David fanboyed over a chubby, though very beautiful singer, Joane Stewart. In my world, he’s sending a very clear message here: It doesn’t matter how you look - if you’re a nice person and does what you love to do, I’d rather hang out with you than this mainstream actress*.
So, my conclusion is that David is a very humble person, but that he also has some rather strong opinions and is critical about the mainstream tendencies of our society.
David is a truly good human and he wants all of us to feel good about
ourselves, even though we might not live up to society’s views on beauty
or sexiness or whatever.
* please note that I have nothing against Jennifer Lawrence - I just use this as an example to prove my point.
Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s “Things We Learned This Christmas” article in DWM 378
Russell T Davies is nine foot tall, according to BBC Radio Wales
But he isn’t remotely scared of spiders. “Cardiff Bay is a breeding ground in the Summer,” he bemoans. “You end up crawling with bloody spiders. Leave your window open at night, and you wake up webbed! I’m fed up of them, and this is my revenge.” The Runaway Bride is all Cardiff-inspired, then? “Yes. Next year, it’ll be Doctor Who and the Speed Bumps!”
Interviewing Euros Lyn as he makes his way up a mountain in Dublin isn’t as hard as you might think. “I’m filming a show for the BBC,” he explains, “about a policeman who wants to avenge his wife’s murder.”
When Donna tries to hail a cab, the script specifies: ‘Fast and zippy sequence. Music like Yello’s The Race.’ However, Murray Gold composed a Yello-inspired orchestral piece.
David Tennant only pretends to be Scottish for a wacky gimmick. Really he’s Welsh. Honest!
This isn’t going to be an in-depth review because there are no words I can use at this moment in time to describe just how much I loved this play.
After all this time I thought that I couldn’t love David Tennant any more than I did…. I was wrong.
Adrian Scarborough was absolutely fantastic and he and David make the perfect partnership.
As for Mr Tennant? I’ll let him tell you himself…