No news in this post just a small rant on an aspect of fandom that has always confounded me. I understand wanting an actor (I am referring to not just Ben but others as well) to be the character that first brought he or she to your attention. I do. I understand wanting to “protect” a favorite from haters. I do. I do not understand thinking the person incapable of functioning without “your” guidance and insight. Acting is a hard profession with often less than 5% actually acting at any given time in the US (likely similar in other countries). Actors choose or decline work for many reasons whether they be personal or professional. I understand why Ben chose to go for the Dr. Who role over the Arrow role he was in contention for. I get why Essie Davis followed her husband to the U.K. while he works on a major international film. I get why Richard Dean Anderson left SG1 to be with his daughter for the brief years of childhood. Most of us make hard decisions without the scrutiny of strangers on social media. So it is fine to be disappointed to not be seeing an actor weekly in your home but really to act as if it is a choice to ignore fans or made because they have no idea how to manage their career is just silly. If an actor reaches their 40s or 50s they have learned much about the business side of their profession or they wouldn’t still be acting. Actors have to get a bit of a thick skin and many likely avoid checking what is being said about themselves but I imagine sometimes they do read things.
A reminder about this year’s fundraiser which will start October 1. The charity is Alex’s Lemonade Stand which supports pediatric cancer research. It has been some years since we have raised funds for them. They have a 96% rating with Charity Navigator . The page will also allow you to use PayPal and accepts any amount of donation. There will be several auctions including a special item created by Sprite Lady and signed by Ben.
Bad Kids Go will likely be released in 2016 — details to follow!
As most of you know Ben’s mystery film project is Outlaws and Angels which stars Chad Michael Murray, Luke Wilson, and Francesca Eastwood. It is written and directed by JT Mollner and was filmed on location in New Mexico. As soon as a release date is announced I will pass it on. This Instagram photo was posted by NewMexGiant the prop master for the film.