Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dear James

Dear James Marsters,

I think you were phenomenal as Spike on Buffy and Angel and I hear you are also excellent on Torchwood as Captain John Hart.

That being said, please tell me that the studio paid you large piles of money to play this green-hued alien demon in the live-action Dragonball movie.

According to IMDb, you have said that your role of Piccolo is a complex, Shakespearean one: "Thousands of years ago he used to be a force of good, but he was imprisoned for 2000 years, making him very angry, and then he finds a way to escape...The cool thing is anybody who's seen Dragon Ball knows that Lord Piccolo transforms into THE Piccolo, and that is a whole other ball of wax; heroic wouldn't be the wrong term, but it's a long journey."

For some reason, I don't think the creators of Dragonball read Shakespeare all that much. Whedon, on the other hand...and who really has suffered or had more dramatic turns than Spike anyway?

Who knows, we still have over half a year to see whether this works out. I'm not holding my breath, though.

I think I'll stick to watching you save the world over and over again.

And they didn't actually make you green.

You should at least negotiate that for your contract next time. I mean, if you're going to play Piccolo you might as well go all the way, right? Add the antennae too.

I still love your cheekbones.


Ryan said...

To be honest, I think that James will take any role he can get - and then spin it to appear deeper than it actually is. Perhaps it is his "theatre background" - who knows? Don't get me wrong, I still love the guy, but I think he takes himself too seriously sometimes (and I regrettably will not make it to his new Dragonball movie...).

But speaking of his cheekbones, apparently, during a recent game of M.A.S.H. conducted by Melissa and Mihwa, "James Marsters' cheekbones" was one option of who/what I will end up marrying, though I don't think he won out in the end.

Nikki Stafford said...

LOL! I have touched those cheekbones, and they are exactly what you'd think they are... chiseled like rock.

Sigh. I'm gonna go dream of those cheekbones now.