This is why I don’t blame Cumberbatch himself for taking the role: by all accounts, at the time he signed the contract, he didn’t know his character’s real identity.
(Actually I try not to blame actors in general for taking parts, unless they’re in a position where they can pick and choose their roles, Johnny Depp. People gotta pay the rent, after all. I save my side eye for when they’re actively stupid, like Jackson Rathbone saying all he needed to play Sokka was a tan.)
That is a thing I did not know! Yaaay I have a reason to be less irritated with Cumberbatch, which is nice, because I’m spending too much time irritated with JJ Abrams-related things lately.
I was disgusted to find this out, to be honest. The whole thing continues to smack of JJ knowing he’d done a bad thing, giving no shits, and actively undercutting the ability of fans/consumers to make an informed decision about their purchase.
Yeah, I don’t have a beef with Cumberbatch on this—it’s Abrams I’m not happy with here.
Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes? That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood. Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.
Variety: ‘Sopranos’ actorJames Gandolfini has died in Italy at the age of 51, according to HBO reps.
The “Sopranos” actor appeared recently in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.” He had been working on Fox Searchlight’s “Animal Rescue” and TV show “Criminal Justice” as well as “Taxi 22.”
Gandolfini had six Emmy lead drama actor nominations as well as a Golden Globe for his work in the “Sopranos,” which ended in 2007. Among his film roles were “Mr. Wonderful,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” and “True Romance.”