Has anybody else noticed that if SB’s playing straight in anything, something gay is never far from reach, whether it be a blatant nod or a funny coincidence or a vague mention or a cheeky hint…(or me reading too much into it because I love the fact that he’s gay more than life…)
NSFW: When Nathan’s talking to the main woman about how he slept with someone the night before and the main woman tentatively guesses the gender of said person. “A…woman?” Nathan: *nods* + SB just completely dropping all efforts to seem straight by the last episode. “Look at this banner I made!” short shirt sleeved flamboyance.
Desperate Romantics: John Millais is trying to bone Effie but is being all shy and shit scared about it and then there’s an ‘incident with some beads’ i.e. JM breaks a pearl necklace and pearls go everywhere, darling.
Miss Marple: The actress’ personal assistant blatantly flirting with Tiddles.
Mrs Henderson Presents: Will Young singing over Paul’s entire sequence. (LOL)
Inspector Lynley: “I’d literally kill two children for my boarding school buddy because I love him so much and want him to become a barrister more than I want to sneakily smoke pot in the chapel.”
Shakespeare in Italy: Glitter on face whilst chatting up Juliette.
Strange: Cliff Richard records.
Penny Dreadful: “I get more pleasure from sucking blood out of Dracula’s wrist than I do awkwardly rutting against a ropey old prossie in an alley way.”
Bright Star: *sensitive tea drinking* *hangs with male poets all the live long day*
John Adams: No wife and kids to be seen. A sweet old Queen looking after his dying parents.
…and then all his other roles are gay.
In summary, I love Samuel Barnett and he’s perfect and the fact that everything he touches turns to rainbow is a spectacular thing in my opinion.
Where it gets difficult is when you get two or three jobs back to back where you’re playing leads and doing 13, 14 hours a day, six days a week, and you suddenly think, hang on a minute, how can you have a life like this? Do I work to live or live to work? How can I work properly with no life to inform the work?