For some reason on the ride in to work today I was thinking about Sir Derek Jacobi. That’s not even a “the reason is not important,” that’s “No, seriously, I honestly can’t remember.” I do remember thinking, if I had the chance to interview the man, what would I even say? I hate that fake, “I’m such a big fan I’ve seen all your movies you’ve changed my life” stuff. Other than a clip of his Hamlet I’m not sure how much else I could name.
But then walking to work, for a brief moment, I thought I saw Sir Patrick Stewart. Whether the former led to the latter, I have no idea. It wasn’t him, but it could have been one of those, “I saw a celebrity at a distance and I had the chance to yell something at him…” moments. All I could think to yell would have been, “Why did you have Claudius shrug opposite David Tennant’s Hamlet?” It’s always bothered me. And I have no idea how I’d yell italics, but I could give it a shot.
I thought that would make a fun game. Pick one of the modern Shakespeare gods – Sir Ian, Sir Patrick, Dame Judi, etc… You get the random opportunity to shout a single question at them. Which celebrity and what’s your question?
Don’t throw away your shot!