"Eight million people are currently wishing me dead."
I know I’m not going to get so many notes and that many of you won’t follow me there: nobody loves Tommy, he is a scary, vicious, murderous character. My posts about Sidney or Andrei are certainly far more popular than any post about Tommy will ever be.
But I can’t help posting more about the extraordinary performance James Norton gave in Happy Valley. And his thoughts about that immersive experience are absolutely noteworthy, especially when considering that he’d been so keen on engaging himself in such a tough challenge, defying the obvious typecasting that wanted him to play posh roles, lovely guys and period gentlemen forever and ever.
Actually, his Tommy is one of the reasons why I’m here, posting on this blog and talking about James Norton. He’s one of the reasons why I love, admire and respect James so much.
On the 29th of July 2007 in Texas, fisherman at Galveston Bay found a body of a little girl in a container.
The body was that of 2 year old Riley Ann Sawyer, who was murdered days before on 24th of July. The infant’s mother Kimberly Trenor and her stepfather Royce Ziegler beat the girl with leather belts, Ziegler chucked the defenceless infant against the wall and they watched her struggle to stand. During the brutal attack Riley cried “I Love You” for them to stop. Sawyer later died from her injuries, a coroner claimed her injuries were similar to someone who fell from a rooftop.
The trial was delayed due to Kimberly being pregnant again
In February 2009, Kimberly Sawyer was sentenced to life and in November 2009 so was Royce Ziegler
“Tommy was a massive narcissist. He’d beat someone up and then check his hair in the mirror. Anything he earned he invested in his wardrobe. I loved his clothes so much that I bought them at the end of shooting.” — James Norton, Fashion: James Under Cover, October 5, 2014
So, the japanese chocolate company, ROYCE, just featured in their recent advertisement for white day, Victor’s phone along with a whole set of chocolates part of a gift list… which complements their past valentine’s day YOI reference, where you can see Victor’s name written at the top of the letter which we supposed (back then) was being sent by Yuuri.
Of course, this second part confirms it, since now is white day and look, VICTOR’S THE ONE SENDING SOMETHING IN RETURN. AND JUST ADORE THE FACT HE PROBABLY DID THAT CHECKLIST TO GET A BETTER IDEA OF POSSIBLE CHOCOLATES YUURI WOULD LIKE, ENDED UP BUYING TOO MUCH AND NOW HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO ACTUALLY SEND. THIS MARRIED COUPLE.