Richard Armitage Strike Back Interview on youtube

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~ by Servetus on October 19, 2013.

37 Responses to “Richard Armitage Strike Back Interview on youtube”

  1. This communication network is just amazing. I wonder what time the video posted on Cinemax website? It’s been under two hours I’m sure, and there are already screen caps on Tumblr. Just incredible.

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  2. We have the eyes and ears out there . . . Army intelligence. 😉

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  3. Reblogged this on the armitage effect and commented:
    Here’s a link to the Cinemax interview with SB director and Richard on the original Strike Back, now called “Strike Back: Origins.” Does RA look and sound wonderful??

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  4. There’s that hair again but yes he looked great and refreshed actually. Note Andrew Lincoln was a bit in love apparently with handling guns but again that does seem to be a male thing and when it is done in movies I suppose it is fun for them. One comment from somewhere I believe seemed to believe that this prequel was being done to showcase Andrew Lincoln but certainly the Director believes it is being shown as John Porter’s story doesn’t he? Great to have the interview early so thank you whoever spent the time getting it out to us so quickly and thank you Serv for putting it up here to us as well. Now I don’t have to stay up for it though I could have taped it. I did sign up for Cinemax but turned out I got a better deal from my cable company actually than I already had so picked up HBO and Showtime plus more channels for less actually. Can’t wait to see Richard as John Porter really. Loved the bit about the knife. Now there is some of Richard’s humor right out there. LOL

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    • I think the point is that it’s marketable for Cinemax b/c of the project’s association with Andrew Lincoln (Walking Dead is, I read this week, the most watched TV show in the US). The new SB has done well for Cinemax. So this is a nice combination for them. The problem is that Collinson is not a lead role — so of course SB is Porter’s story, they can’t get around that. But that’s why, for instance, Armitage was asked to speak about Lincoln. Lincoln is the real selling point here.

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  5. Damn, he looks good. And was feeling a bit saucy that day, apparently.

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  6. I also enjoyed the RA humour and seeing RA looking so good. I didn’t enjoying seeing JP’s death, which I had deliberately avoided watching up until now but I guess if they are appealing to the later SB fan base, they would have thought at least one violent death scene was essential.

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    • I’m with you…I knew it was coming, and I actually covered the screen ’cause I didn’t want to see it. I’m still going to ignore it 🙂

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      • Serves me right for being too busy drooling to think fast enough. To be honest, I had so successfully convinced myself JP had driven off into the sunset to happily ever after land, that I had completely forgotten *that* ending.

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        • Same here Bolly, I had deliberately avoided seeing it before now. I had to watch on my iphone and was busy peering at the small screen drooling over RA when I was suddenly confronted with it. I’ve been in denial all this time and I’m staying there!

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    • and the later SB audience has already seen that scene.

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  7. […] Comments to Meandrichard please, thank you! Reblogged from FedoraLady, with sincere appreciation. […]

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  8. Reblogged this on crystalchandlyre and commented:
    CORRECTION: Comments to Meandrichard please, thank you! Reblogged from FedoraLady, with sincere appreciation – but alas, no video link.

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    • Thanks for reblogging. The vid link disappeared the first two times I put it in but eventually it made it there.

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      • When I reblogged straight from you…which I should have done in the first place…it was just fine. (WordPress hiccups – whaddaya gonna do?!) Nothing against Angie, I just do reblogs from originator when I can. Only on Tumblr is that different…nature of the beast really.

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  9. […] Reblogged from Me + Richard Armitage: […]

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  10. good grief, he looks amazing….funny, charming, delicious….and that hair…ugh…I just can’t…..yummmmmmmm

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  11. Ah *swoon* sublime Richie! .. just right from the start, completly in his element 😀

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  12. True he did talk about Lincoln actually saving his life and they point out Collinson’s duplicity and involvement in what happened to Porter originally. Didn’t Richard look nice in a nice white shirt and regular suit? No really fancy duds just a regular business suit and that hair cut?

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  13. Sorry, maybe it’s only (odd) me, but I have an ambivalent feeling and I’m slightly irritated about this interview. Doubtlessly Richard looks gorgeous (!!) and he’s doing a good job, being all confident and saucy, as somebody has termed it. Still I discern, that both participants appear a bit detached, especially Richard seems to be really long past this role and it comes across, as if he almost has to concentrate to remember certain details. Well, it’s a while that they filmed SB! For me, what is extra striking, is the contrast between the calm way both talk about the subject, whereas (hardly surprising!) the trailer is loud, rather blatant, and of course with a lot of violence, shooting and bellow (and apropos of nothing it features the „to-be-avoided“ killing of Porter!! Grrh!!). Isn’t it weird that in times of total worldwide intercommunication, Andrew Lincoln, who allegedly should be the kingpin here, was not obtainable for a short interview or statement, despite all those countless devices and possibilities available today, even though he’s currently filming in the US?

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    • I wondered if anyone was going to broach any of the myriad problems I saw with this interview, so good for you. I don’t like to rain on anyone’s parade, and boy does he look cute. But yeah, bei aller Liebe für Herrn Armitage, I don’t think, if this was supposed to be a marketing tool, that it did very much for Cinemax.

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      • Phew!! Jetzt bin ich aber froh!
        Does he get paid for an interview like this or was it part of the deal, that they let him cancel the contract, though at that time probably nobody knew that they were going to air (and promote) SB in the US?

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        • Nur für Dich bzw. den deutschfähigen Leser — ich glaube nicht, daß Armitage dafür bezahlt wurde. Ich nehme an, daß er es als Gefallen getan hat, oder vielleicht hat er beim Abkwicklen seiner Vertragsauflösung zusgestimmt, weitere Publicity fürs Show zu machen, ohne zu glauben, daß er es je würden machen müssenn. Es bleibt mir auch rätselhaft bzw. merkwürdig, daß Cinemax kein Interview mit Lincoln auf seiner Seite für Origins aufgestellt hat. Vielleicht kommt das noch, es gibt noch eine Woche.

          Zusätzlich — wenn das Publikum fürs neue “Strike Back” wirklich so von dem Machotum seiner jetzigen Hauptdarsteller angetan wird, glaube ich nicht, daß dies das richtige Interview war, um ihnen einen testosterongeladenen, gewaltsamen John Porter zu verkaufen. Armitage war (im Vergleich zu seinem früheren Interviews für Strike Back in 2010) vergleichsmässig energielos. Er sah süß aus, aber auch entweder krank, unausgeschlafen, oder gejetlagged. Sein volles englisches Understatement hat er zur Schau gestellt — gerade der Gegenteil von dem, was ich als Werbung für eine Hochenergieseries wie SB erwartet hätte. Der Anfang hatte ein bißchen Schockwert, aber es wurde als Witz wieder abgetan. Als Armitage beschreiben sollte, worum es in SB ging, sah er etwas abwesend aus, also ob er die Geschichte vergessen hatte, auch die von ihm erzählten Geschichte zum Thema Lincoln (was mehr oder weniger obligatorisch war) hätte anders, mit mehr Energie, übergebracht werden müssen.

          IMO 🙂

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          • Ja, es kommt mehr wir eine Plauderstunde mit (englischem) Teetrinken rüber. Herr Percival wirkt auch sehr sanft und RA mit Anzug und Krawatte strahlt wenig von einem kampferprobtem SAS-Mann aus. Da hätte er wirkungsvoller eine seiner Lederjacken ausführen können!! LOL. Er scheint wirklich eher kraftlos und eher unbeteiligt zu sein, aber vor allem nicht so engagiert über das anstehende Thema, wie sonst immer! Na ja, zu der Zeit ist er auch gefühltermaßen 3 x wöchentlich zwischen den Welten hin und her geflogen und da kann sich doch der stärkste Mensch nur angeschlagen, müde und verdrallert (bayerischer Ausdruck mit viel rrrrrrrr für „verdreht/gejetleggt“! 🙂 ) fühlen. Aber schön schaut er schon aus. Zum Anbeißen schön!
            Danke, Servetus, das fühlt sich jetzt auch fast so an als hätten wir von Angesicht zu Angesicht geplaudert! 😀

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            • Finde ich auch 🙂

              Immerhin hat er “up my butt” anstatt “up my bum” gesagt — die Amerikanisierung setzt schon ein. Ich habe volle Sympathie fürs Jetlagproblem, wenn das alles erklären sollte.

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  14. You have a point there. They were very comfortable talking but not really excited like it was a big, big deal that this was coming to the U.S. It is John Porter’s story but maybe if it is true that the idea was to give Andrew Lincoln the credit or it was really for the American SB then maybe that was why there was not a lot of excitement. They know that many have seen the original and maybe they too think that Americans might not care about these 6 episodes. I care certainly and they did make the point anyway that it was John’s story really. I think it is hard to push something that is coming at the end of another’s season. I’ll tell you if not for this program I wouldn’t bother with Cinemax at all. It never has been that great a channel. I looked tonight and realized that it still doesn’t show any worthwhile movies. I haven’t had it for years and I just signed up again and I swear they’re showing the same movies they had when I was last on! That is why it is tied to HBO really. This was also a very short interview I thought and actually if you want to be fair it wasn’t a real interview. I heard no questions. It was like they were reading a script actually. Richard was great and so was the other guy but the point was made quickly and it was done. Richard walked away from the show because of The Hobbit I believe or he would have stayed I think. Wonder what would have happened then.

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    • it’s an interesting problem b/c after the sale to Cinemax, it was always going to get different writers. So there would have been significant changes after series 1 no matter what happened.

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  15. One of those “what ifs” that we will never know because it was never meant to be of course. I mean Andrew Lincoln went off to Walking Dead as well so he probably would have left too if that were offered up. Things happen for a reason they say. There was only the one book called Strike Back and though Ryan wrote many books the writers just took off with the idea and decided to keep going. Richard wouldn’t have played Porter forever at any rate.

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