So I met this guy today, I look like hell, haha, but he is gorgeous and amazing. Had an M&G with Adam Croasdell, so articulate and interesting to talk to. He was born in Zimbabwe then moved to England and now lives in L.A. He had some really great tips about acting and preparation, he has a theater background which makes sense, such great diction and voice control. Was genuinely interested in each of us. For example I mentioned I was from Detroit (suburbs of really but) he asked me how are things there, has the economy improved?? We chatted just the two of us almost and he did the same with the other 3 women in the room.
I’d tweeted my Papa Hook art to him a while back, when he found out who I was he gave me a huge lovely squeezy hug, he wants to donate to Colin’s charity as a thank you so i gave my info to his rep. He asked about my illustration, if I’d done other things and I said oh yes lots of things, mostly Colin related but that he himself has a beautiful face and it’s a real pleasure to draw it. He blushed at this and I was like ‘no really, you do’ blush, blush, haha! Super nice, awesome guy.
Said when he auditioned for his role in OUAT he was only told it was a ‘dad’ so he did his bit. People on Twitter started freaking out when he got the part, followers increased exponentially, he still didn’t know who he was playing, the fandom let him in on it. :D We have chatted a little on Twitter about his VO work for Ignis in the latest Final Fantasy game which I have yet to play. So I asked him about the game, he said he worked on it over the course of 18 months. Square Enix sure takes a long time developing, I heard about this one like 10 years ago. Anyway, the character’s mouths are synched with the Japanese dialogue of course. In the English localized version, the dialogue is not only translated but tweaked to best match the the mouth movements… I’d never really thought about that, that it’s not just a straight translation and might be why the translation can sometimes be a little odd.
He signed my print and I’m kinda in love with him now tbh. I’ll have to watch Reign. He also worked with Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren in something Shakespearean early in his career… I want to say it was Hamlet but will have to investigate further. Anyway, my brush with Papa Hook.