Alright, warning for everyone and I'm sorry, but this is absolutely nothing but me going absolutely insane and giddy and stupid over Matt Smith's new lead and first post Doctor role (and a bit over theatre in general) in the upcoming musical, American Psycho, that opens on the 12th. It will be running while I'm in London with *LaughingLotusCosplay
and it'll be my life sentence to at least get a glimpse of him in real life after one of his shows, and if I could actually interact with him for 1.5 seconds, prepare my coffin. I got on tumblr like I usually do every morning and stills of Matt and his castmates on the set in costume exploded everywhere and I'm very happy. Freak he pulled a Khan!Benedict on everyone, as in he's no longer a twig (not that I'm complaining though). I've been trying to find out more info about the other actors because I'm genuinely interested to learn about the entire production, but because Matt is the big spotlight I haven't been able to sadly.
I miss theatre. I REALLY REALLY miss it. The only things I've really been involved in though are making props and a tiny bit of costume design. Even though for costuming I was told what to do because I know absolutely nothing about it and helped because a friend needed it since she was in charge of costumes for I think it was 4 different plays at once. And she did the costuming for my university's production of Into The Woods.
Seeing all of the plays, especially the musicals, during my first few years in university are some of my highlight memories from those times.
Aside from that, this is showing a mixture of my love for both Matt and theatre, and the two together are a very dangerous combination, no pun intended, since he sort of plays a serial killer. And ever since seeing him as Mr. Clever in Doctor Who I've been dying to see him in a dark role since he has played more sweet and charming characters (yes, I've seen 5 other movies/series he's been in that isn't Doctor Who XD) It's kind of like Sweeney Todd all over again. Only instead of the American playing a British serial killer role it's the British actor playing an American serial killer. lolz I'm fascinated with dark protagonists. Absolutely fascinated. You are so used to cheering on the good guy lead role doing good things, but with roles like this the protagonist does all of these things you couldn't possibly imagine. It's one of those interesting situations that teaches those who don't know or understand that the protagonist doesn't equal good guy. But then you dig into their psyche and think about why they are the way they are from their point of view. Hence why I love the show Criminal Minds so much, and what made Sweeney Todd so interesting, because you learn why they become these sort of people. And Matt has joined that crew yay.
But anyway, Brie, and anyone else who may be interested, here is the Broadway "First Look" and the stills I've come across on tumblr. The entire production looks so amazing!