Was linked to this amazing podcast by Robert Carlyle…
He talks about his childhood. I haven’t finished listening to it yet, but I’m about a fourth of the way through and it’s very moving. He grew up poor and his dad couldn’t work because he had to watch Robert (his mom left them when he was young) and they had to scrounge to survive. I can’t help but imagine he must think about his father a lot when he portrays Rumplestiltskin (esp pre-curse). The person who linked me also said he talks about a book that changed his life. Can’t help but admit I’m looking forward to that.
(and there is always time for facetiousness)
L: Robert Carlyle, why did you say you only read scripts during your twitter Q&A session when in another interview you cited a book as having “changed your life”?
RC: Well I read scripts Now. Before I acted so much, it was different.
L: You could have said “I used to read…”
RC: That wasn’t the question you asked.
L: What am I talking to a fuckin’ Vulcan or something? Why are you being a dick about it?
RC: ….who are you?
L: a fan.
RC: Are You?
L: The biggest.
RC: Then why are you giving me such a hard time?
L: It’s because I’m a fan I’m giving you a hard time.
RC: I’m leaving now.