"Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus in Gladiator was certainly an inspiration for my characterization of Joffrey, that had a big impact, the smirk. It’s interesting sometimes when an audience can empathize with a villain. But to get completely lost in it, it’s exciting just to be intrinsically evil and not to have a speck of good or humanity in their bones."-Jack Gleeson(x)
Perhaps there was no winner, as this was not a scored debate. Nevertheless by all, or a strong majority of, accounts, I bested him. The fundamental idea that I hope all of us embrace is, simply put, performance counts as much or more than the specifics of the arguments in a situation like this. I admit that, for me at least, it took tremendous concentration. I was and am respectful of Ken Ham’s passion. At a cognitive level, he believes what he says. He really means it, when he says that he has “a book” that supersedes everything you and I and his parishioners can observe everywhere in nature around us. I respected that commitment; I used it to drive, what actors call, my “inner monologue.” I did not choose, as I was advised, to attack, attack, attack. My actor’s preparation helped me keep things civil and be respectful of Mr. Ham despite what struck me as his thoughtless point of view. I’m sure it influenced the countless people who’ve written to me and come up to me in public to express their strong and often enthusiastic support. Thank you all.
Ha! This Kelley Stoltz video makes me want Kogi truck. Kim Chee Taco Man!
Oh, I do have carnitas today because my friend, Roberto, made some and brought them to work. He’s the best. I can also get tamales from him. You know, he takes 2 days to make carnitas. 2. DAYS!!! And he puts hella chilies in there. He made me eat a piece even though I am not a super spicy food fan.
Anyway, I must be hungry again because I just went on and on there… thanks Kelley Stoltz! I totally blame you!!!