Monday, May 12, 2014
A bit of a fan girl moment
What many don't know, is that he actually inspired me to start writing.
I have always been a writer of sorts, but I never felt worth of doing anything with my work. So I would write and then either throw it away, or shove it in a drawer never to be seen again.
It wasn't until recently, after seeing an interview with him, that I started to believe in myself.
He said that, for every character he portrays, he always sits down and writes a biography for that character. Giving the person a backstory allows him to draw emotion that is, otherwise, not there.
So I started thinking that, if this man could take the time to do something like that for his characters, I should honor my own characters and let their stories be heard. So I sat down and wrote "The Bed Wife" in three days!
After that, I sat down and wrote something else. I felt a bit silly, but I decided to write some 'fan mail' to Richard Armitage by sending it through his agents in the hopes that he might receive it. I wanted to let him know how he had inspired me. Now, I couldn't tell you if Richard himself has read my letter. However, I did received this autographed photo in the mail!
Yea, so after I got done screaming and jumping up and down, I was able to sit still long enough to take a picture of it :)
So, I will close by saying this: Thank you Richard for inspiring me. :)