Harry Potter challenge: It’s not over
Day 1: Scenery porn
kieren walker + looking at simon
Soooo as i told you in a post, when i was at Pierrefonds, i met this guy who worked here when they were filming Merlin. We talked a lot, like more than 2 hours i think (because we kept running into each other). He was so nice! I told him what the cast has been doing since Merlin, that Colin got the best drama actor award (he was so proud!) and all that. And then, he told me everything he could think of about our beloved cast. It wasn’t necessary new, or even interesting but talking about my favorite actors with someone who actually knew them was, for me, amazing! So i wanted to share with you some anectodes. So here’s (let’s call him Mr X) Mr X’s anecdotes about the cast (oh and i apologize for any english mistakes, not my mother language) :
- Colin was the sweetest, he was always nice, smiling and polite. (what a surprise!) He always said hello to everyone. He was also very profesional. One day, he was talking with Mr X in the yard, then the director shouted ‘action’ and he was running, shooting the scene. He came back walking and continue to chat casually with Mr X, and then he was off running again. And this for a whole morning. He wans’t even tired, he just continued his talk with Mr X.
- At first, he entered in the castle alone, but in the end he needed 5 bodyguards. One day, a girl even tried to snach his hair. Poor Cols got really scared, they took him to a locked room after that. (fans can be so stupid sometimes, Colin was afraid to go out of the castle after that).
- There was a day when they found him on the floor of the corridor, he was pretty hurt. But he came back 48 hours later to film. He told Mr X that the french hospital services were good. Mr X wonders if he didn’t fake his accident to escape Perrefonds because of the tension between Bradley and the crew. (personnally i don’t think so, it doesn’t sound like him).
- What always amazed Mr X was the energy of Colin, he was always descending the stair or running around with an incredible speed without falling. It was impressive. (hehe i bet running isn’t the only thing he can do with an incredible speed).
- In the Pierrefonds golden book, he signed in french ‘j’ai la patate’ which is a funny way to say ‘i feel good, i’m in a good shape’ (and if you don’t think that is the cutest thing ever..).
- At lunch, one day, before shooting the stables scene in the 2x02, Colin had to eat with his ‘horse manure’ all over his face because the make up was too long to redo. While he was chatting with the others, Bradley was laughing his ass off. (sounds like Bradley).
- Mr X found Colin one day in the ‘echo room’ of the castle, he was showing it to the new actress girl of s5, after showing her around the whole castle (how sweet *w*)
- Colin was very emotional to the idea of leaving France at the end of 5, he was very very sad, he almost cried. ( :( )
- Bradley was the total opposite of Colin. He was more arrogant. He never said hello. Mr X said that it was because he was fiancé or engaged at the beginning of Merlin and that his girl was receiving death treats from fans. So he kinda built this shell to protect himself and his lover from the world. But once you get to know him, he becomes nicer. On the last day, he finally said ‘bonjour monsieur’ to Mr X.
- A fan one day heard where his hotel room was (because Bradley’s driver said on the radion ‘i am taking him to the.blablabla hotel’). She paid a room there and knocked on his door. He was very pissed.
- He was sometimes bossing around the crew. One day the crew had enough and they had an argument. They spoke to him after that and he became a better person. (maybe it’s the intervention that Colin talks about here)
- Otherwise, as we know, he was very sporty and always had fun between scenes, while Colin was always rereading his script. But Colin and him were, according to Mrs X, as close in real life as Merlin and Arthur are. (iiiiiih)
- Anthony was very sweet, he even took the time to take pics with all the crew of Pierrefonds. One day, Mr X’s daugther stole his sword, but instead of being angry, he was laughing very hard. He was one of the nicest guy. He even brought his kids one day. (this man i swear)
- Richard was unrecognizable without his wing and with his sunglasses on. Sometimes, people thought he was just a visitor of Pierrefonds!
- As he was a famous old actor, he was very strict on the way of working. He was angry anytime something was wrong on set. He knew exactly how he wanted to work and disliked when thing didn’t go his way.
- He, too, had his group of fangirls waiting for him at Pierrefonds.
- He didn’t say much about Katie and Angel, apart from the fact that they were adorable and nice. (oww girls, i knew it)
- All the actors must have bodyguards. Even Tom Hopper. So, one morning, Mr X saw Tom Hopper coming into the castle with…a tiny little girl next to him. He asked him if she was her bodyguard, he answered yes with a funny face that suggested that he didn’t understand the point. (a tiny girl to protect Tom omg)
- Santiago was also very kind. One afternoon, he was smoking but Mr X told him that he wasn’t allow to do it here so he gently stopped. He was loved by every girl, even Mr X’s friends were crazy about him. (how can you blame them)
- I suggested the idea of doing a meeting actors/fans at Pierrefonds. Mr X wasn’t sure if it was possible, but thought it was a brillant idea and said he will try to…. I’m not saying this will happen, but it was worth the shot. Also, the actors NEVER went back to Pierrefonds!
Then he talk to me about how Merlin was film, about the special effects etc… I just want to see him again so he could tell me more! I’m sure he has plenty other anecdotes to tell!
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