The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:44 pm
(Sorry, I can't copy the video.)
I thought Darren gave a fantastic interview! I thought his words were eloquent and full of thought. He was humble, funny, and charming. I liked what he said about the reasons why it was important to Ryan to do this project, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, with the core reason why the project was so important to Ryan is because Ryan is very interested in social issues and the issue of homophobia that is prevalent in society. The story was hilarious too, how Darren texted an ellipsis plus a question mark, and Ryan's equally hilarious reply text, "why, did you sell a pilot or something?" haha! It's sweet how Darren wanted to share how each of the other Emmy nominees in Darren's category inspired Darren, and contributed to Darren's life and Darren's education in acting. Richard Ridge is so kind too--calling Darren's Emmy speech flawless and his Emmy win was so well-deserved. I also loved how in response to Richard Ridge's question of the best advice that Darren lives by, Darren mentioned that's it's important to know the name of the camera person and getting to know the folks who were on the ground with you--those folks whose job it is to make your life better--how it's important to make that effort. And it's so great that Richard Ridge knew that Darren was always like that--that Darren always made that effort to get to know everyone's names, that Darren has always done that. And then Darren credited his parents for that. And I think that is just so fantastic, how his parents instilled in Darren the importance of kindness and of recognizing everyone's worth, of embracing how every person matters. One of my absolute favorite things about Darren is this. (I remember Darren was in a photoshoot with a respected magazine, I think it was The Hollywood Reporter, with a group of prominent actors collected for a group shot. I think the theme was recognizing how important supporting actors are to their shows. So here was a group of respected actors, and I can imagine Darren was pretty star-struck with all these important actors gathered together and that Darren was selected to be a part of this prestigious group of actors. But the thing that really struck me was that I saw a photo or maybe it was a video of Darren shaking the hand of the photographer for that photoshoot, and I thought, that is just so Darren, to recognize the importance of this photographer who is working hard to make this photoshoot of these respected actors go smoothly. ) I wish more people were like this, because if that was true, this world would have a lot less people suffering, don't you think?
I like the loud voice from the audience at the end of the talk, yelling "bravo!"
Anyway, I really, really enjoyed this interview and I thought Darren did a outstanding job.
richieridge: Congratulations @darrencriss for your @sagawards nomination. Look for my just filmed Career Conversation with Darren @sagaftrafound @officialbroadwayworld To a packed audience of actors Darren was honest, insightful, funny and charming. It was a master class.
(Source: instagram.com, via na-page)
SAG-AFTRA Foundation conversations on Broadway with Darren Criss at The Robin Williams Center on December 10, 2018 in New York City.
Via Darren Criss Army:
Richard Ridge and Darren Criss speak during the SAG-AFTRA Foundation conversations on Broadway with Darren Criss at The Robin Williams Center on December 10, 2018 in New York City.
(Photos by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
I also wanted to add this pic of Richard Ridge of Broadway World with Darren when Darren was doing Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.
richieridge: Preston and I with the dazzling @darrencriss who takes @hedwigonbway to new heights!! @bbbway #darrencriss #richieridge #hedwigonbway
May 7, 2015