~ by Servetus on October 18, 2016.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: Amy Ryan, Love Love Love, Richard Armitage, Zoe Kazan
Jane Steinmiller said this on October 18, 2016 at 7:45 pm | Reply
Tough interview I felt he was setting examination questions.
Yve said this on October 18, 2016 at 8:09 pm | Reply
Huh — how so?
Servetus said this on October 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm | Reply
Interesting interview. The interviewer is clearly a professional, which makes me wonder why these interviewers fail miserably in the pronunciation of ‘Armitage’. It’s becoming annoying.
I really like Amy Ryan’s voice and speech pace. All of them have interesting answers, and I would have liked to hear more about the class aspect.
Mermaid said this on October 18, 2016 at 9:45 pm | Reply
I would say it’s because name mispronunciations are so constant in the US as to be almost unnoticeable. Words with the “age” suffix in English are not pronounced in a consistent way, so I would say that Armitazh is a reasonable guess if you think of the pronunciation of words like arbitrage, garage, mirage, etc. (it’s just as reasonable as the correct pronunciation, which reflects words like encourage, mortgage, etc.). The only thing I think is odd is that people do know how to say the name because of the other Richard Armitage, but perhaps this interviewer isn’t up on politics.
Servetus said this on October 18, 2016 at 9:51 pm | Reply
Lopate tweeted an apology for mispronunciation. For the record, I didn’t tweet to him about this.
Mermaid said this on October 19, 2016 at 12:02 am | Reply
LOL, I wasn’t bothered by the people who corrected the pronunciation. I was bothered by the policing emerging around the issue. Someone tweeted, after the show’s apology, “and now you know to check the pronunciation of your guests’ names, right?” Lopate is a veteran broadcaster with something like fifty years’ history. He knows what he’s doing.
Servetus said this on October 19, 2016 at 12:13 am | Reply
Way to endear Richard to an important media outlet people, tweet complaints to them. Bravo
Jane Steinmiller said this on October 19, 2016 at 4:56 am | Reply
I honestly don’t think it matters that much, just in the sense that they were doing this interview because of the play and Bartlett and Roundabout and Amy Ryan, not because of Armitage. And that’s what Twitter is for, to absorb whatever it is that people want to say. I’m sure they’ve heard similar things before. But I can also imagine that Armitage was eager to preserve the relationship for the theater and knows how important that particular outlet is as a moment of theater criticism, and not eager to see a fan pile-on over this particular issue.
Servetus said this on October 19, 2016 at 5:01 am | Reply
sigh it ended do quickly!! Whyyy?!😭
Joanna said this on October 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm | Reply
yeah, this one could have been an hour interview and I wouldn’t have minded. Ah well. If it gets good reviews, maybe they will get a few more opportunities to talk about the play.
Servetus said this on October 19, 2016 at 7:09 pm | Reply
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