o saint damien, you of patience, of calm, of the quiet waves and gentle breeze, grant me your tranquility–the strength to wait while i must, to let the world flow through me–and to strike when the time is right
You knew that there would be a time here Shawn would have to film a music video with another girl, that wasn’t you. It didn’t bother you, you’re all professionals and you have kissed other boys for acting jobs before, but one thing was stuck in your mind.
What if she doesn’t like you? This question has been circling in your mind ever since you were informed Shawn would be filming the ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ music video. You were sure that Andrew and the team would pick a good actress who would be glorious for the role. But for some reason, you felt the need to be liked by her.
The first day of shooting came in Amsterdam and it was the first day you got to meet the actress Ellie. Shawn showed you some pictures of her and she was gorgeous, she seemed like she would be a sweet and kind girl, but that didn’t stop your worries from circling in your brain.
You stood with Geoff as Shawn went up to greet Ellie, she had ginger, almost blonde hair and she was very petite and cute.
“She seems nice” Geoff commented, giving you a small nudge.
“I’m sure she’s lovely” You smiled up at him, considering Geoff was a good four inches taller than you. As if on cue, Ellie came bounding over to you, introducing herself and telling you that she loved your music.
“Thank you,” You gushed, “I saw you in Nocturnal Animals, you were amazing!” You complimented her.
“Oh my gosh, no honestly I love Riverdale. I read the comics growing up and you portray Betty perfectly.” She smiled at you. Soon, the time came to start filming. You stayed a good three metres away from the crew with Geoff. All of the memories of you and Shawn come back to you as you watch Ellie and him, relive your moments together.
A few days later, it was time to film the scene at one of Shawn’s shows. Where he looks out into the crowd and spies Ellie cheering for him. Ellie and you didn’t even watch the show from in the audience until she was needed. The two of you spent the entire time together on a couch which is sat side stage, where you could see Shawn do his thing. The various topics the two of you discussed got very intense. Soon, Ellie was needed to film the little snippet of the video, and many fans noticed you in the background staring up at Shawn, it was unintentional, but Shawn loved that you were in the video just like he wanted originally.
On the twenty-first of June, the music video for Shawn’s new song was released. It was everything that Shawn had wanted it to be, every minuscule detail just perfect and he loved it. Shawn reassured you many times that he had his thumb in between Ellie and his mouths when they kissed, so it was, in fact, staged. He said he couldn’t go through with kissing her.
“What’s your question, sweetheart?” You were back on your own tour, sitting in the q&a when a girl who looked around fourteen raised her hand.
“How do you feel about Ellie Bamber being Shawn’s love interest in his new music video?” Her voice came out small, but you still managed to hear it. You knew that a question like this would come up, from the many tweets and comments from fans asking your opinion on Ellie.
“I am honestly completely fine with it, she is a wonderful girl who I became friends with over the few days I spend with her and I had an absolute blast getting to know her. But, what annoys me most is that people can’t get over the fact that it’s her job to act, and people have been sending her negative messages. After this I want you all to get on your phones and show some love to Ellie, because you should always spread and give love to everyone,” You gave your small rant, “But honestly, she was the perfect fit for the roll and I don’t think anyone could have done it better.”
After your show, you had received a Twitter notification telling you that Ellie Bamber had tweeted at you. You opened the notification and saw that she had tweeted you a video from the q&a earlier in the day, it was the video of you talking about Ellie.
@EllieBamber: You talkin’ me up? [@shaleighjaffer]
You smiled typing a quick tweet back to her.
@shaleighjaffer: Gotta rep’ my girl, right?” [@EllieBamber]
You knew that you wanted to stay friends with this girl.
I've seen a blog say that Chris and Seb aren't friends, that Chris hates Seb. What do you think? This is giving me anxiety, I think they are friends, but now I don't know.
They’ve both said multiple times that they’re pretty friendly, and that even if they go months without seeing each other between movies they’re perfectly capable of picking up right where they left off and it’s like no time has passed.
They’ve also both gone out of their way to compliment each other and each other’s work even when they didn’t really need to bring the other person up, and particularly with Chris I think it’s pretty easy to see when he’s not feeling very comfortable, yet in all the footage we’ve gotten from the movies press tours and different events we can see them constantly laughing and having fun being very at ease around the other.
They may not be the closest friends ever, but I do think they mean it when they say they get along super well (lbr we’ve all seen what happens in movies when the 2 main actors have zero chemistry or don’t get along, and Chris and Seb work AMAZINGLY together), and tbh even if we didn’t have lots and lots of evidence, just them saying so should be proof enough. They have no reason to lie, they’re both grown men and very professional and perfectly capable of making these movies together just keeping a polite work relationship, no need for them to say they’re good friends if they’re not, imo.
So I really do think they get along super well and feel comfortable around each other (which, with Chris’ social anxiety, it also tells you something), and I’m gonna respect what they’ve both said about the topic. But in case you’re still worried about it, nonnie, I gathered these for you <3
them sharing a private moment and laughing together while someone else was answering a question [x]
Seb walking out and going straight to squeeze Chris’ shoulder and Chris holding his hand [x]
and honestly I just had to stop there because I could go oooon and on and I’d never see the end of it, so I hope these few examples will help calm you down!
I’d recommend unfollowing/muting/blocking that blog if it’s making you feel that bad about this, and just ignoring whatever they’re saying about these two or about Chris hating Seb, because, really, look at this man:
I like to think in a modern au Thog use to own a motorcycle and he added on a side car for Markus and Ashe and then another for Kyr and Gregor sat behind him, eventually it became too much after Inien joined in and he just bought a minivan and now he’s basically a soccer mom because he has a bunch of stickers and family bullshit on his back window and a bumper sticker that says “Road Rage Queen” in hot pink block letters.