If you’ve found yourself unable to sleep (see above), then it’s likely because you’ve been waiting for more information on Mike Barker‘s upcoming mini-series based on Herman Melville‘s classic novel MOBY DICK that I have a part in. Wait no longer! Have a gander at the official trailer for the mini-series below…
Funny story time: I recently attended a screening of one of my favourite Canadian films, PONTYPOOL. In attendance was the star, Stephen McHattie who happens to also be one of my favourite actors. I was lucky enough to go out for a drink with him and some friends afterwards, and it was nice and all, but I couldn’t muster anything to say except for “You’re terrific” every chance I could. I’m fairly positive that I came off as a (well-meaning) tit.
It wasn’t until two weeks after the fact that I remembered that I was told that McHattie played my Father in MOBY DICK, and although we didn’t have any scenes together, it would have been a better conversation starter to say “You’re my Dad!” then “You’re terrific.” as I gazed (too long) into his eyes.
Moral of this story: remember if you’re in the same movie as someone awesome, as it will give you ammunition to not sound like a (well-meaning) tit.