I was going to write a post on Lee Pace, and how his friendship with Richard Armitage made me want to learn more about him as an actor.
He’s playing Thranduil the Elven King in the Hobbit, and I remember him from Pushing Daisies.
They seem to have become friends during the filming in NZ, and were even seen catching the movie Prometheus together (oh shock, oh horror! Actually seeing a movie WITH ANOTHER PERSON! Unheard of!).
In my naïvety, I ventured out to see what was the buzz online.
I mean ‘gouge my eyes out so I don’t have to read your nasty malice, but it’s etched on my brain’ mistake!
Apart from the obvious, and predictable, gay rumours, there are whole strings of bitchiness and inappropriate comments, both about Richard Armitage in relation to Lee Pace, and about the RArmy (rabid is the word used).
I found it quite ironic that, although RA fans were portrayed as hormonal loonies, I saw lines crossed that would NEVER have been in our fandom.
I’m not linking the forum, becasue I don’t want to give them a wider audience.
Before I go any further, let me make this point clear.
I don’t care either way if there’s something more going on.
1. It’s none of anyone’s business.
2. If they are together, they make an adorable couple, but see point 1.
3. Two men being friends doesn’t mean they are romantically linked, but see point 2 and point 1.
Seriously, what’s wrong with people?
Is it the anonymity of the internet that switches off the natural censor buffer between the brain and the gob?
I don’t want, or need Richard Armitage to have to explain or divulge his sexuality!
He doesn’t have to justify any friendship or relationship to me as a fan, or to anyone else.
If you feel the need to speculate, at least have the decency to conduct it in a polite and respectful manner!
I’m leaving comments open, although I ask that this doesn’t become a “is he gay?’ discussion.
I think we can all agree that it’s none of our beeswax!