First thing this morning I found this posted by Richard Armitage France on Facebook and Twitter:
It really made me laugh that someone in France saw the resemblance between Hugh Jackman and Richard Armitage! And it was reported in the news! Tele7jours They do kind of look alike in those pictures, which were clearly chosen to enhance the comparison.
Then I read in the news that Hugh Jackman was harassed by a stalker brandishing an electric razor.
“A California woman obsessed with Hugh Jackman attacked the Aussie actor with an electric razor in a West Village gym because she didn’t like his whiskers, prosecutors said Sunday.
Katherine Thurston, 47, told cops she came to New York two months ago determined to become the married “Les Misérables” star’s second wife.
“I want to marry him,” Thurston told NYPD Detective Frank Francisco, according to a criminal complaint. “This is not against the law. It is not against the law to have two wives.”
Here’s how well my family and friends know about my obsessions – I had no less than 5 of them call, email and text me about this story! My brother called and asked if I needed bail money. LOL! They love to tease me.
Stalking is a serious subject though. That is the image a lot of people have of fans in general. Deranged stalkers. I was discussing my RAddiction with my therapist (yes, I am one of those New Yorkers who has a therapist!) and she said it was okay as long as I wasn’t stalking him. Not that I wouldn’t love to get a glimpse of the man, but you would have to be seriously delusional to think it was okay to follow someone around. It makes me sad to think about people like that.
The last Hugh Jackman thing about today was reading Xenia’s blog http://bit.ly/1382sbN “Armitage Vs Jackman”. Xenia compares Jackman’s openness to talk about his personal life with Armitage’s reticence. When you compare the two it really is quite radically different. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I’ve known so much about Hugh Jackman for so many years and I am a new Richard Armitage fan, so I feel as though maybe all of you who have been his fans for years know a lot more about him than I do. Or maybe you don’t. Or maybe you don’t want to know. I totally respect Mr. Armitage’s choice to share whatever information he feels comfortable sharing. But I can’t help feeling like things just don’t add up. Hugh Jackman gives detailed stories about his past. Talks about the people in his life – friends, family, parents, siblings. Mr. Armitage does not. He gives the impression that he is very solitary, staying by himself, preparing for work at all times. And doing solitary things, like mountain climbing and skiing and reading. Wow. I hope he’s happy, whatever it is he’s doing. He doesn’t have to tell us anything. I just hope he’s happy.
Feeling very sad tonight about the explosions in Boston. Bringing up bad memories of 9/11 for me. Very sad.
Thanks to RAnet for picture