Richard Armitage, self-deprecator

On another thread we were coming up with a list of things we remember Richard Armitage saying he wasn’t very good at.

We’ve got:

1. Ms Mel: “voices”

2. Joanna: “singing”

3. Alyssa: “cello”

4. Servetus adds: doing comedic roles

5. Servetus also adds: “horrid at maths”

What else has he told us over the years that he isn’t good at?

~ by Servetus on May 24, 2014.

39 Responses to “Richard Armitage, self-deprecator”

  1. Archery?

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  2. Acting. Remember the “limited talent” remark?

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    • Yes. Hilarious!

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      • It’s actually this trait, even more than anything else about him, that prompts me to see myself in him as much as I do. The tendency to self-deprecate, to see only flaws where others see strengths or at least recognize a weakness that has led the drive to a successful effort; the thin line between humility and a lack of self-confidence; the ability to acknowledge that recognition for an achievement is deserved one moment but then admit enough doubt the next moment to lose that certainty.

        When I hear/ read him make comments like the one about trying to go as far as he can on limited talent, or having to immerse himself in a character the way he does because he’s not good enough to do his job any other (we presume he thinks “better”) way, I hear something I would say or have said, and it does me good to place those words in the mouth of someone who is so clearly wrong about his own failings and limitations. Who is so clearly a success in the very ways he thinks he is weakest. It helps me to realize I’m probably more full of crap than I think I am and I should just get on with doing my thing.

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  3. Oh dear me ! ..so he might be great at maths…THAT is scary!!!

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    • I know. Maybe I shouldn’t giggle when I read him say he would have been architect if acting hadn’t worked out.

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  4. Thinks his face doesn’t suit being a “romantic lead/heroic character”, according to his remarks in the Popcorn Taxi interview!

    How wrong can this man be about himself?

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  5. Yes, thinks his face is more suited to “dark” roles as a villain and that sort.

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  6. Telling or remembering a joke

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  7. spelling 😀

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  8. Clearly, this British trait is a form of publicly accepted LYING!!

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  9. Riding a motorcycle? In an interview about George Gently “Gently Go Man,” he said he was doing 50 mph in first gear as he hadn’t mastered shifting into second.

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  10. Talking about himself (in the context of parties)

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  11. American Accents

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  12. To clean up! Ich glaube, das hat er mal wo erwähnt. Von wegen: Ordnung ist nicht sein favourite. Ich verstehe ihn total 🙂

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    • was aber noch nie richtig verifiziert oder widerlegt wurde …

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      • Also, ich habe nochmal recherchiert : Sunday Times Magazine vom 12.9.2010. Tatsächlich hat er mehr über das organisierte Chaos berichtet, in dem er lebt. Wahrscheinlich kann er schon aufräumen 🙂
        Aber in meinem Kopf hat sich das anders memoriert. (Das Alter halt……. 😀 )

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  13. Dressing himself? As in picking out outfits thereby explaining why he looks like crap. (paraphrase).

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  14. Dancing, he once said his body wouldn’t do what he wanted.

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