That sweet photo we posted recently of Eddie Redmayne doing a reading at a wedding turns out to be from the 2013 nuptials of his close mate Jamie Dornan to Amelia Warner. The ceremony was at the Orchardleigh Estate in Somerset UK, not far from Babington House, where Eddie would marry Hannah Bagshawe the following year. And it was a reunion of sorts for a trio of struggling young British actors who once roomed together in Los Angeles while waiting for a big break — Andrew Garfield was also in attendance. A very happy almost-fourth anniversary to the Dornans. (Allister Freeman Photography)
Warnings: Language, implied smut, so fluffy it will probably give you diabetes!
Request: based off the song “Made In the USA by Demi Lovato” from @padackles2010 for my 300 follower celebration! I know I am horrible! but this fic, it had so many paths it could have taken and I would put money on starting over 30 times until finally settling on something that wasn’t complete garbage. The song talks more about a relationship, not caring what people think but I decided to take a different approach, you will see and hopefully understand what I heard after listening to the song for the millionth time. A huge thanks to @avasmommy224 for putting up with my rambling on this fic, her advice really helped shape it into the idea it became! oh and also being an amazing beta!
hope yall enjoy! I’m up for a part 2 if enough people are into it. thanks again for reading yall :) ♥♥♥
Growing up in Garfield, TX was one of the best experiences in your life and you wouldn’t trade the path your life has brought you on or the path that Garfield was responsible for. The small town was located just outside of Austin, trips to and from the city as a child was always exciting and when your mom ended up with a job there, you thought it was the coolest thing on the planet.
It was 2010, around the time of ‘The Social Network’. I was being invited to all these LA parties, and three of my mates from home [Epsom, Surrey] came out for one. Everyone there was famous, and we didn’t know what to do, so we ended up creating a little square in the middle of the room, looking in at each other. We couldn’t think of anything to say, so my mate George says, ‘Let’s all say “rhubarb”.’ So we’re all just standing there, these four tall, awkward English boys, muttering ‘rhubarb’. And then at one point, oh my God… At one point, my mate James accidentally kissed Taylor Swift on the ear! We finally started talking to people, and as we were leaving Taylor Swift says, ‘Bye guys,’ and James leans in, but he doesn’t know if it’s a hug or what, so for some reason he just… kisses her on the ear. Then at the end of the night – and I won’t explain how this happened – all four of us ended up dancing in pyjamas at Quincy Jones’s house. - Andrew Garfield by Art Streiber for ShortList (January 2017)
Aged-up characters, domestic fluffs, kissing, etc. under the cut :)
Their Sunday afternoon routine officially qualified them as
an old married couple, in Garfield’s opinion. He reclined on their bed,
studying lines like always, while Raven meditated next to him. He had an
audition the next day, one that he was actually feeling hopeful about for once.
This role wasn’t quite as demeaning as some others he had played in the past,
and at this point, Garfield was willing to count that as a golden opportunity. Best
of all, he was finally starting to feel like he had a handle on the character.
And there was something about Raven’s rhythmic droning that helped him get in
Come to think of it, he hadn’t actually heard her chant for
a few minutes now.
How many sitting congressman have been elected President? The only ones I can think of off the top of my head is Obama & possibly Kennedy?
While many Presidents had Congressional experience at some point in their careers, only four were elected President directly from Congress – three from the Senate and just one member of the House of Representatives. Oddly enough, of the four sitting members of Congress directly elected to the Presidency, only one – Barack Obama – completed a full term as President. The other three died in office, one (Warren G. Harding) of natural causes and two (James Garfield and John F. Kennedy) who were assassinated:
U.S. House of Representatives •James Garfield – Nineteen Presidents served in the House of Representatives during their political careers, including James K. Polk, who is the only President to have also served as Speaker of the House. But Garfield, who represented Ohio in Congress from 1863-1880, is still the only sitting member of the House of Representatives to be elected President. As an interesting side note, the Ohio State Legislature had actually elected then-Rep. Garfield to the U.S. Senate in 1880, as well (prior to 1913 there was no direct election of U.S. Senators by the public; they were chosen by their state legislature). Congressman Garfield had been elected to the Senate on January 13, 1880, but the Senate term was scheduled to begin on March 4, 1881. However, at the 1880 Republican National Convention in June, Garfield was surprisingly nominated as President – Garfield was perhaps the most surprised of all at the turn of events because his expected role at the convention was to ensure the Presidential nomination of fellow Ohioan John Sherman – and won the election on November 2, 1880. Garfield resigned his House seat a week after his election as President and also declined to accept his election as Senator. Instead of joining the Senate on March 4, 1881, Garfield spent the day being inaugurated as President.
U.S. Senate •Warren G. Harding – Sixteen Presidents served in the U.S. Senate at some point during their political careers, but Harding was the first sitting Senator to be elected President. Harding represented Ohio in the U.S. Senate from 1915-1921. •John F. Kennedy – Kennedy was the only U.S. Senator nominated for President by a major party in the 40 years between Harding’s 1920 Republican nomination and JFK’s nomination by the Democrats in 1960. However, in 1924 the Progressive Party nominated Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr. of Wisconsin as their Presidential candidate and actually ended up winning Wisconsin’s 13 electoral votes. •Barack Obama – The 2008 election between Obama and John McCain was the first – and, to this day, only – time in American history that both major party nominees were sitting U.S. Senators. Obama represented Illinois in the Senate from 2005 until his resignation a week-and-a-half after being elected President in November 2008. McCain had been representing Arizona in the U.S. Senate since 1987 after two terms in the House of Representatives.