I’d rather be stabbed to death than give a speech in front of anyone — never mind thousands of people in front of me and broadcast to however many millions more at home.
I also think I’d be willing to stab someone for a shot at living in Geoffrey Rush’s speech therapist’s office in “The King’s Speech.”
Why am I so stab-happy? No idea. But I just saw “The King’s Speech” and not only was it incredibly well shot and acted, it was partially set in the most glorious shabby chic early 20th century British factory/warehouse/apartment space.
I want the windows. I want the ugly walls. I want the creaking floors. I want that fainting couch type thing. And I really want the tiny model planes hanging from the ceiling.
It’s glorious. Go see.
That is all.
**Update** Actually, it’s not all. I just read this E! Online story about the office:
“We’re not sure if this is going to help or hurt its chances for an Art Direction Academy Award, but the office of King George VI’s speech pathologist Lionel Logue (played by Geoffrey Rush) also just so happens to have served as the main, um, action hub of several online films for the website UK Naked Men.”
Leave it to me to fall in love with the site of man-on-man porn! I know how to pick ‘em.