Author Topic: Compliment or insult?  (Read 1959 times)

Offline Mr.Obvious (OP)

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2016, 04:02:54 AM »
In the end I played a different role. It's really ridiculous.
We had a vote in which everyone could vote for everyone's part, saying before the vote that we'd accept any outcome.
We had the outcome. The girls didn't like their outcome. And one of the other guys really wanted to play the pedophile, though I was voted for the part.
Huge discussion errupts. We have another vote.
Same outcome.
Same discussion. The girls end up switching after much debate and the guy keeps asking if he can't play the pedophile as it's the most challenging role according to him and he never gets to when we work with a director. I said fine.

Gotta admitt, he did it swell. Very swell.
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But let us not choose one direction
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2016, 06:34:25 AM »
If they had suggested you for a hero role, would you now be asking yourself "why"? 
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Offline Mr.Obvious (OP)

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2016, 08:07:24 AM »
If they had suggested you for a hero role, would you now be asking yourself "why"?

Yeah. I would. Glen or Matthew make far better heroes than me.
They are more handsome, for one. Which, as far as heroes in most stories in theatre plays go, counts.
And they are no worse actors than me.
E = Mc²

In the end, we are all standing in the dark,
trying to figure out why we are here.
But let us not choose one direction
without proof of where it is headed.

Check your pocket for matches
so we can observe and learn together
as fast friends and relative idiots.

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2017, 10:24:14 PM »
As you said yourself, the pedophile part is the most intriguing and has the most depth. So maybe your friends simply see you as someone intriguing who has depth.

Offline Sorginak

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2017, 10:26:34 PM »
It is a role. It is not as though you are an actual pedophile.

Besides, are theatre nerds capable of bullying?

Offline Mr.Obvious (OP)

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2017, 05:38:22 AM »
We changed roles after voting twice and coming up with the same results. (Me as the pedophile.)
Matthew however really wanted to play that part as he doesn't usually get the biggest roles.
He said he wasn't bothered if he had to play the other part, but couldn't let it go either. I told him he'd make a marvelous pedophile and we switched roles.
He did a great job. Though part of me now wished I was the one to play it. :D



And @Sorginak : Bullying? Not really, but our ego's are so inflated they don't take much to get bruised.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2017, 05:41:43 AM by Mr.Obvious »
E = Mc²

In the end, we are all standing in the dark,
trying to figure out why we are here.
But let us not choose one direction
without proof of where it is headed.

Check your pocket for matches
so we can observe and learn together
as fast friends and relative idiots.

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2017, 08:29:44 PM »
If there is anybody on the planet that this should be obvious to, well......you'll never attain the title of Captain obvious at this rate.
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Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2017, 08:34:40 PM »
But officer, i was just role playing for a part i have in an
upcoming production.
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Offline Deidre32

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2017, 08:34:54 PM »
I can see why you're conflicted. lol But, I'd take it as a compliment if the part is complex and requires a good actor to make it work. But, there are actors we see who are always cast for the criminal role in movies, or the psychopath etc. You have me wondering if this bothers them at all. Hmmm. lol
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2017, 04:58:32 PM »
I can see why you're conflicted. lol But, I'd take it as a compliment if the part is complex and requires a good actor to make it work. But, there are actors we see who are always cast for the criminal role in movies, or the psychopath etc. You have me wondering if this bothers them at all. Hmmm. lol

From what I have read about actors, some cherish a role that is easy to maintain (think Edward G Robinson) and some go absolutely bonkers trying to escape them,  (think Leonard Nimoy).  Not everyone can be Hamlet one day and some goofy comedy sidekick the next.
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Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2017, 05:26:09 PM »
But, there are actors we see who are always cast for the criminal role in movies, or the psychopath etc. You have me wondering if this bothers them at all.
Imho, actors tend to be way more into villainous roles.  Whenever I see a good character become evil, they almost always give a much more interesting performance.  Maybe it's because villainous characters are typically written to be less complicated, less moody, more passionate, more ambitious, and more determined.  It must be fun for an actor to really let loose, kick some dogs, and instill some fear in the main cast.

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2017, 04:21:25 PM »
For some weird reason, this thread reminds me of this news bit:


Robert Pattinson refused to perform sex act with dog for new film
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Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2017, 04:27:29 PM »
God Not Found
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"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted at all."

Offline Baruch

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2017, 06:54:28 PM »
Oh, and I just found this update:


Robert Pattinson praised by PETA 'for refusing to masturbate a dog'

Peta needs to be collared, neutered and sent to obedience school ... arf!
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Compliment or insult?
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2017, 05:19:48 AM »
For some weird reason, this thread reminds me of this news bit:


Robert Pattinson refused to perform sex act with dog for new film

There are some things I actually do not want to know about.  That may be one.
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