I want to talk about Ian for a moment. When you are playing him, you are playing a character who is different from your own sexuality. How do you find that experience?
I don’t find it different than playing any other character, you know. It is not playing a different sexuality, because that’s such a broad spectrum for me. It is about playing a relationship between specific characters and trying to embrace what is happening within each scene on a scene-by-scene basis. One of the huge factors was Ian and Mickey’s relationship and working with Noel Fisher who is extremely talented. We had a good rapport on camera and a chemistry. It is always trying to find what is authentic and genuine within a scene.
I made a great crafty discovery and I want to share
Sister (and Brother) Witches!
Did you know that you can buy adhesive paper that has the qualities of a chalk blackboard?
I think it’s meant for kids - you stick it onto any flat surface like the wardrobe door or whatever, and the kid draws on it until it reaches the age where it doesn’t like messing about with chalk drawings anymore, and then you take it off.
However, this is a really great tool for anyone doing witchcraft or any kind of ceremonial magic or rituals! You can stick it onto the surface you do rituals on, and draw anything you like - your sigils, whatever-grams, symbols of your deity, your intention, anything - on it, in chalk, and afterwards you can wipe it clean off. Better yet, don’t even stick it, just unroll when you want to and roll up again when you don’t!
And for closeted witches, you can put it on a table that normally has a tablecloth on, or - like I did - stick it onto the back of a cutting board that normally stays mundane side up. Then just flip it for rituals and bam, instant altar. Just add chalk.
The one I found comes in black and green, too, so basically perfection.
Guy Denning (British, b. 1965, Bristol, England) - 1: The Flowers of Evil, 2015 Pencil, Chalk on Paper 2: Unknown Title 3: Different Desires Conte, Chalk on Paper 4: #407 Untitled Mixed Media on Paper 5: Dreaming Of Someone Else’s Death-Mask, 2011 Conte, Chalk on Paper