Colin is sneaky...
So Colin Morgan just pulled a Where’s Waldo. Apparently, the dude’s super sneaky at getting in to the Hampstead Theater without being spotted.
My husband and I are in London to see Gloria in a few days, and we decided to go check out the Hampstead Theater early to make sure we knew how to get there and how to pick up our tickets.
We got there a couple of hours before tonight’s showing at 7:30 p.m. And we noticed that there were a few people standing out front of the theater, waiting to grab autographs from the actors. So we decided to stick around for a while and see what there is to see. Because stalking.
We sat down in the theater lobby, grabbed some cookies, and settled in for some people (person) watching. It was amusing to watch the autograph hounds spot one of the actors. They could see people coming long before I could, so it was pretty exciting to watch them get all excited. They’d rummage around in their bag until they found the picture of the right actor, double-check that their Sharpie was working, and then stop the person to ask them.
Oddly enough, the first person to come along was actually Helena Bonham Carter. So random. Apparently, she was just ambling by the theater with two kids in tow. She was wearing this shabby patchwork brown jacket that looked like it could have come straight out of Harry Potter. Just out for a stroll. If the autograph dude hadn’t recognized her, not sure I would have.
The next person to come by was Kae Alexander, who’s one of the cast members in Gloria. She was rocking some headphones and seemed rather surprised that anyone would stop her.
A bit later was Ellie Kendrick, also in Gloria. She signed several autographs, and then someone asked her to take a pic, but she said, “No, I have to get backstage.”
It was getting to be about an hour before the play at that point, and my husband and I thought that Colin was probably already there. We asked one of the autograph dudes if he’d seen Colin already. He said that yes, someone spotted him going around the back.
Apparently, there are 3-4 entrances to the theater, and Colin varies his routes depending on what he sees. He comes up out of the tube and gets the lay of the land. Sometimes he skirts around the autograph people up front, heading instead for the back. And then one day earlier this week, he just put his hat down and walked right through them into the front door and they didn’t even notice.
Our boy is a pro.
Side note: The pic that the dude wanted Colin to sign was some random season 1 promo. I wanted to tell him that he’d be better off with the hotness from season 5. Really, any other pic.