There are numerous actors that I enjoy watching–people who have been gifted with the ability to make me suspend reality for a set amount of time. For instance, I love to see Gary Oldman transform into a completely different person for every role he takes on. I appreciate the extremes to which Christian Bale will go to become a character. I love the often quirky and odd characters brought to life by Steve Buscemi. Looking back at a movie like Twister and seeing how far an actor like Philip Seymour Hoffman has come is a pleasure. But the thing is, I don’t sit around looking at pictures of these actors. For me, the appeal doesn’t stretch beyond the talent and the roles.
When it comes to Richard Armitage, he is definitely a talented guy. Every time I get my hands on something I haven’t already seen, I’m excited to see what he is going to do with the role. When I listen to an audiobook, I can’t wait to hear the voices he gives to each character. If he was not talented, I wouldn’t have remained a fan for so long (which isn’t really that long compared to many).
But in all honesty, it isn’t his talent, his work ethic or the fact that he appears to be a decent human being that leads me to look at screencaps and photos on a regular basis. Nor are they the reason my eyes are glued to various parts of Lucas in his tight jeans, or why I stare when Guy, Lucas or Porter remove their clothing. The fact is, RA is a sexy man and I like to look. So, since I’m owning my shallow side (as if you didn’t already know this about me) and RA has a really nice arse, I think we should take a moment to admire it! After all clothed or unclothed, denim or leather clad, it is a sight to behold. (If RA’s naked bum is a problem for you, skip this slideshow.)
Thanks to Snicker’s Mom, our beloved defector, I also have some mood music to accompany the slideshow.