That cute kid from Matilda came out of showbiz pretty well adjusted. But she tells us why the Lo-Byneses of the world aren’t so lucky.
When I was a kid, I acted in a few movies.
It was generally a good experience, but every day I’m glad I wasn’t Olsen twins famous. Not many child stars make it out of Hollywood alive or sane, and at any given time there are at least three former ones having very public breakdowns.
But why does this happen?
Why Do We Ship Real People?
Soooo this is a thing that happens! WHY. Let’s find out!
I know I’m probably gonna tread on some toes and rustle some jimmies with this video, but I thought it was an interesting point of discussion and to the best of my knowledge no-one who has been on the receiving end of Real Person Shipping has ever been overly vocal about it, so thought I’d throw in some perspective!
Let me know your thoughts :)
Hope you enjoy and/or learn! Share if either of those things apply :)
Reblaggin’ for the late party!
So we launched a Kickstarter a couple hours ago and…yeah, we’re half way there….uhhhh…woah.
I suppose I should also tell you about the Kickstarter which includes:
- A “Lizzie Bennet Edition” of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen with an introduciton by me (yes, we’re printing up copies of P&P because THERE AREN’T ENOUGH IN THE WORLD! The book is being designed by Karen Kavett, and she’s doing an amazing job
- A 8-9 disc DVD set (we’re not sure yet) which will include all of the content that was part of the project as well as out-takes, episode commentaries, interviews with cast members, writers, and creators, and little featurettes.
And with this we are raising money to:
- Produce a new series based on Austen’s unfinished novel “Sanditon.” Gigi Darcy will be the heroine in this short tale, which will bridge the gap before we launch our next big series in July (which we don’t need to kickstart because it has already been funded thanks to Deca.)
- Produce all of the bonus content for the DVDs and actually manufacture them (because unlike a 1-disc CD, they’re actually quite expensive to manufacture.)
- Help to pay all of the people that we barely paid to produce this series. The nature of online video (as we’ve discussed) is that it’s very difficult to make enough money to pay more than one person a living wage. The magnificent success of LBD would indicate that we should have been able to pay our actors, writers, producers, and crew well…but we were not. So excess money from this kickstarter will be distributed to that team to reward them for all of their hard work.
And you wanna know something nuts…in the time it took me to write this…we’re up to $40k.
Adam Hills destroys Joan Rivers for her Adele comments.
#Isitok to publish bikini pictures of a pregnant Kate Middleton?
This is a combined new hair cut and I met Barry and Stuart photo.
The show last night was awesome, as usual, with little adjustments since I last saw it, which was great. And I got to handcuff Stuart, which was a win!
Afterwards, I met them, and they were super nice. Adorably, they noted that they could wear my sister’s red and black coat. We should have got them to try it on.
I also realise I have now have a pic with both Barry and Stuart with quiffs!
I’m finally posting in the tag for the first time. Because as tame and lovely as this fandom can be for the most part, I haven’t actually posted anything until now. I say it just because I believe that the viewers of this show are a multitude of genuinely intelligent people who enjoy the show not just for the entertainment value but the meat of the story therein.
I don’t think anyone has claimed that Wickham is a good guy. But actually, though, can we step back for just a second and look at something?
For the most part, impressions of this show are controlled and steered by the knowledge of P&P, since it’s the show’s inspiration. However, I think that it needs to be kept in mind that this is an adaptation but still a work in its own right.
If the series followed the book to a t, we wouldn’t feel the way we (I say we because I think it’s pretty collective) wouldn’t be so sympathetic to Lydia. There is a depth and dimensionality to Lydia in this instance that Austen didn’t give her, but it exists in droves within the context of LBD.
(I apologize for how incredibly long this is. I suppose read at your own risk)
This blog post really makes me think that perhaps why Wickham (and Caroline and Collins) maybe cast as the ‘baddies’ in LBD is that they don’t learn from their mistakes, don’t think about others that much and care far more about themselves. The examples this person uses above for the flaws of each of the key characters were mainly done out of the care of others (maybe not so much Lizzie and Charlotte accepting the job at Collins and Collins). And, so far at least, each person did learn from that mistake and it allowed them to understand some of their flaws, which they can work on. Of course, as the story unfolds, this might not always be the case but I trust the writers to continue to make the characters rounded.
I also think that Wickham is going to be ‘Loki’ like as a bad guy- you have some sympathy for him due to his background (which I imagine we will know more about via Lydia) but that will not excuse him for whatever he did to Gigi and what he may do to Lydia.
Tangentially related point, I have to say that this version of P&P has the most consistent casting compared to other adaptations. I found that both the 1995 BBC TV series and the 2005 film had some bad casting choices (Mr Collins in the BBC, Mr Bennet and Wickham in the film). The LBD cast has been great, each character on screen has felt like what a modern interpretation would be. I have to highlight Mr Collin’s in this regard, as both the other adaptations didn’t really get him, but LBD really did. All of the others are great and the writers have really expanded on the characters and made them less 1D in certain cases (Lydia being a perfect example of this).