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Ben Barnes, Part X

Now with TEN TIMES the ambiguity!! Join us, won't you?

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by Anonymousreply 533a day ago

Link to previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 103/25/2019

As I was saying....

"Real Man"! TeeHee...Ben must be loving that title. Some choice tidbits:

[quote] "I grew up in a household where my brother and I were often asked how we were feeling about whatever was going on with us."

Is this a polite, passive-aggressive British way of saying, "My parents were nosy and overbearing, and I had no private life"? I think it is.

[quote] "I am often the person that my friends will go to with their various life troubles or romantic woes. "

Sweet Jesus, how pathetic and hopeless a person must one be to go to BEN BARNES for relationship advice?!

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by Anonymousreply 203/25/2019

R2, yeah, it's a bit odd.

Since Ben seems to have very little relationship experience himself, why would his friends want his advice?

Or is this one of those cases where friends want to speak to someone who is a bit cold & detached, and can offer a more objective, less romantic opinion?

by Anonymousreply 303/25/2019

[quote]Sweet Jesus, how pathetic and hopeless a person must one be to go to BEN BARNES for relationship advice?!

Thanks for the laugh R2

by Anonymousreply 403/25/2019

From the end of the previous thread:

[quote]Is that J&L's house, or is it Zelda's?

Looks like Ben is in J&L's kitchen. Here's another pic:

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by Anonymousreply 503/25/2019

I think Julian served up a big batch of hash brownies shortly before the picture in the last thread was taken.

by Anonymousreply 603/26/2019

Do you think Ben & Julian ping in this photo?

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by Anonymousreply 703/26/2019

R7 did you just find DL today?! Ben and Julian ping in EVERY goddamn photo.

by Anonymousreply 803/26/2019

Yes, I've seen other photos of Ben & Julian, R8.

I just thought they pinged more than usual in that photo.

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by Anonymousreply 1003/26/2019

So is Ben just friends with Julian & Landon, or do you think he's spent the night a few times . . .

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by Anonymousreply 1103/26/2019

Definitely FWB

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by Anonymousreply 1203/26/2019

And Landon took that photo, R12.

by Anonymousreply 1303/26/2019

Do we still not have a release date for Gold Digger?

by Anonymousreply 1403/31/2019

OP, is that Ben, or Christian Bale?

by Anonymousreply 1503/31/2019

R14 Noooooooope *sigh*

R15 That's Our Ben trying to be his Most Butch!

by Anonymousreply 1603/31/2019

I remember reading that Gold Digger was on BBC's spring slate and given all the new interviews/photoshoots, it seems like it'll be out soon enough. But a date would be nice.

by Anonymousreply 1703/31/2019

BB needs to stop sharing the bad Punisher fan "art."

by Anonymousreply 1803/31/2019

According to the Wikipedia page on "Gold Digger", it will air on BBC One in 2019.

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by Anonymousreply 1903/31/2019

We know, R19. We're looking for something a little less vague.

by Anonymousreply 2004/01/2019

One of the problems with Ben is that there's hardly anything to talk about.

He's going to be 38 in a few months and we still know Zero about his romantic life.

These threads are getting very slow.

by Anonymousreply 2104/02/2019

I'd rather it be slow than rack up 50 threads like the Renner/Cavill/Timmy freaks. That's just embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 2204/03/2019

Yeah, those threads are pretty obsessed.

But these are the opposite and are too slow.

by Anonymousreply 2304/04/2019

It's not us, it's Ben. Here's a gif to enjoy.

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by Anonymousreply 2404/04/2019

A short yet award-worthy video.

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by Anonymousreply 2504/04/2019

BB at the opening night of Division 19 w/ Suzie Halewood last night

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by Anonymousreply 2604/06/2019

I want to lick his chest in the OP gif so bad.

by Anonymousreply 2704/07/2019

WFT is Division 19?

by Anonymousreply 2804/07/2019

LOL! WTF, I mean. And who is that frau?

by Anonymousreply 2904/07/2019

She directed Bigga Than Ben and has been trying to make this Division 19 movie since 2013.

by Anonymousreply 3004/07/2019

Is anyone else here reading the Richard Madden gay gossip tsunami that just happened? I have so much envy, wishing we could get even a fraction of this tea + receipts for BB!!

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by Anonymousreply 3104/07/2019

R31, as we all know, BB refuses to allow anyone to be near him in public so he never gets photographed.

by Anonymousreply 3204/07/2019

Peasants must walk at least 10 feet behind BB at all times!

by Anonymousreply 3304/07/2019

What happened to his lovely hairs?

by Anonymousreply 3404/07/2019

Which lovely hairs, R34? His lovely couple of dozen chest hairs? I blame society.

If you mean the hair on his head, Ben hasn't had glorious flowing locks for ages now. It saddens me.

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by Anonymousreply 3504/07/2019

^ lol

I wanna cry, too

by Anonymousreply 3604/07/2019

R35 why o why doth society make him shave approximately a 2" square patch of hair? It isn't excessive. I like a little hair.

Same with every male in the Marvel films. Evans, Stan, RDJ... what's wrong with chest hair?

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by Anonymousreply 3704/07/2019

R31, yeah, it's amazing how many posts the Richard Madden thread is getting.

And the Julian Morris thread is more popular than Ben's thread, too. Julian & Landon share photos of themselves every week whereas Ben gives us nothing.

by Anonymousreply 3804/07/2019

Agreed, R38. Such a shame. What's wrong with looking like an adult male?

R38 I think the J&L thread is 75% one obsessive poster who just reposts everything from IG.

by Anonymousreply 3904/08/2019

Maybe we'll get a glimpse of BB's natural chest hair in 'Golddigger.' The English aren't so bothered with making all of their leading men look like waxy Ken dolls.

by Anonymousreply 4004/08/2019

I don’t understand how facial hair became such a rage but chest hair was still verboten? We could do with a little less on the face in exchange for some on the chest

by Anonymousreply 4104/08/2019

Agreed r 41. I miss Ben's jaw. He's a naturally beautiful man with a perfect jawline. Why hide it? I'm so ready for beards to go away.

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by Anonymousreply 4204/08/2019

No official premiere date yet but Gold Digger is still listed as being on the spring 2019 slate so hopefully we'll hear something soon.

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by Anonymousreply 4304/08/2019

R39, there are a number of us that post on the Julian Morris threads, but yeah, there are a couple of posters that are better at finding photos.

My point is that the reason these Ben threads are not as popular as some other actors on DL is because Ben gives us nothing to work with. As someone said above, Ben seems to have a "NO PHOTOGRAPHY" policy.

by Anonymousreply 4404/08/2019

But we get to engage in fun theorizing for lack of real content. The J&L thread is nothing but:

*picture link*

"Gosh aren't they handsome!"

"Yes, I agree!"



by Anonymousreply 4504/09/2019

Fan sighting at the gym

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by Anonymousreply 4604/11/2019

Ben goes to a plebeian gym like LA Fitness?

by Anonymousreply 4704/11/2019

Probably not anymore, R47.

by Anonymousreply 4804/12/2019

BB got pap'd the same day as the fan sighting at the gym. Don't recognize his friend, though.

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by Anonymousreply 4904/12/2019

That looks a full body press hug, not entirely platonic. But she looks back at him and he doesn’t look back at her. She does have an adorable dog. Keep your heart pinned on the dog, hon

by Anonymousreply 5004/13/2019

The hug is very exaggerated LOL

by Anonymousreply 5104/13/2019

Maybe Ben has been keeping up with all of the Richard Madden gossip and is trying to head off rumors by being seen walking down a street with a female.

Look at this. Fag & Hag.

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by Anonymousreply 5204/13/2019

95% sure that BB is saying, "Brunch next week, Gurl?" in pic above.

by Anonymousreply 5304/13/2019

This thread on Twitter 😂

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by Anonymousreply 5504/13/2019

R53 R54 LOL

by Anonymousreply 5604/13/2019

Nobody knows who the hag is yet? I thought you were better than this. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 5704/13/2019

I don't think anyone cares, to be honest. She's not that Peyton person, and Ben has so many casual, interchangeable hag friends, why bother keeping track?

by Anonymousreply 5804/13/2019

Another one without the hag, because it's just too precious.

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by Anonymousreply 5904/13/2019

Nipple alert

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by Anonymousreply 6004/13/2019

R58 But do you still believing in his relationship with Peyton? She is just another toy for him. When he gets bored he will left her.

by Anonymousreply 6104/13/2019

R61. No, I never did believe in that "relationship" with Peyton, which is why I'd like more proof. For the record, I think Ben is a heavily gay-leaning bisexual with issues.

by Anonymousreply 6204/13/2019

So. Many. Issues.

by Anonymousreply 6304/13/2019

Apparently BB’s friend might be the actress Lily Robinson.

by Anonymousreply 6404/14/2019

Her IG is private, but Ethan Peck follows her. Ben doesn't. (At least not with his official account.)

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by Anonymousreply 6504/14/2019

Following up on my own post: I decided to IG stalk Lily. She accepted my follow request and I got the impression that she doesn't know Ben very well, or maybe just met him. She follows his Public account but not the private one, he doesn't follow her at all. She also appears to have a boyfriend who is an author.

So, yet another of Ben's British Hag Squad. Move along.

by Anonymousreply 6604/14/2019

She was also briefly, maybe incorrectly, linked to Johnny Depp earlier this year. Didn't realize that was her until I saw her with BB.

by Anonymousreply 6704/14/2019

R66 perfect opportunity for BBs Favorite activity, 3rd wheeling. Is the writer BF cute?

by Anonymousreply 6804/14/2019

He's kinda cute. Here he is with that cute dog.

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by Anonymousreply 6904/14/2019

Cut or uncut? Sizemeat verificatia?

Has Ben ever commented on his thoughts on doing frontal nudity?

by Anonymousreply 7004/14/2019

He’s said that he would prefer to go commando rather than wear a cock sock but that wasn’t saying he would do full frontal. He had the chance in both Westworld and Punisher to volunteer. Would the producers say no? Would they have to pay him more money?

by Anonymousreply 7104/14/2019

The camera should have shown his junk being smushed into the saddle in his nude scene in Westworld. It would have accentuated the stripping of Logan's dignity, his total humiliation, in that moment. Kind of a parallel to Quarterman's nudity power inversion in season two.

by Anonymousreply 7204/14/2019

Westworld probably would've been our best chance if he was going to do it. I don't think any of the Netflix Marvel shows showed anything other than the occasional ass shot or side boob.

by Anonymousreply 7304/14/2019

I have a theory based on nothing that he has been filming Westworld and that's why he shaved and fell off the face of the Earth.

by Anonymousreply 7404/15/2019

Entirely possible he's been filming Westworld lately.. but I remember other cast members previously saying production was starting up again at the end of March. So he's maybe been filming Westworld, but only for a possible couple weeks. And he shaved and fell off the face of the Earth months ago. *shrug*

by Anonymousreply 7504/15/2019

You wouldn't be the only one R74 I've seen some people theorizing that he's been working on it, but,other than him staying in LA + growing his hair out, I don't know if there's much else that points to it being the case.

If not Westworld, maybe that tv series based on a book he briefly mentioned in a past interview is moving forward?

by Anonymousreply 7604/15/2019

Wasn't there some rumour about the Anne Rice novels and his trip to NOLA?

by Anonymousreply 7704/16/2019

We started that here r77

by Anonymousreply 7804/16/2019

I think the Anne Rice show must be DOA or in development hell. Haven't heard anything about it for over a year.

by Anonymousreply 7904/17/2019

He must be ill to allow two gym shots in one week.

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by Anonymousreply 8004/17/2019

Here's the full video for anyone interested. These fans tend to crop pics/videos.

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by Anonymousreply 8104/17/2019

Is it still the Universal City LA Fitness? Why don't one of you hos get a membership over there already?

by Anonymousreply 8204/17/2019

I could’ve sworn someone here said they went to the same gym as BB* in a past thread.

* not that they saw him, just that they also worked out there

by Anonymousreply 8304/18/2019

Why isn’t BB at the comic cons raking in the autograph money? Is he that comfortable? Frugal? Prideful? Kept by a rich sugar daddy?

by Anonymousreply 8404/19/2019

I dunno R84, I've wondered that myself. Doesn't seem to be beneath Bernthal or Moore.

by Anonymousreply 8504/19/2019

R84 I think a little of each. He does strike me as being pretty cheap -- I mean, look at his wardrobe. And prideful, for sure. Maybe he had a sugar daddy at one point, plus his well-off parents.

by Anonymousreply 8604/20/2019

Maybe Bb doesn’t get invited to Comic Con?! He’s not the main man in The Punisher series. He’s quite prideful. Hubris tends to be the downfall of many celebs, A-lister or not. And to be honest BB isn’t a toff amongst toff like famous brit toffs like Eddie Redmayne who’s an Eton boy and a school mate of Princes Wills & Harry, same as Tom Hiddleston who’s also an Eton-alum, same goes with Benedict Cumberbatch who’s an alum of Harrow School (much more expensive than Eton College). I don’t think he can be called “toff” tbh. Compared to the abovementioned guys, BB is just ordinary. The only thing going for BB, imho, is he’s much more handsome compared to those “toffs” above.

by Anonymousreply 8704/20/2019

Toffs! 🇬🇧

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by Anonymousreply 8804/20/2019

Jason Moore gets invited to all the cons, so I'd be surprised if Barnes didn't. Michael Nathansen does too and he bought it in season 1. Maybe they don't offer him enough $$ to deal with the unwashed masses of con-goers.

by Anonymousreply 8904/20/2019

Probably he does but it seems like BB isn’t keen on attending comic cons and he probably feels that’s it’s beneath him?! Lol Just guessing. I don’t know. BB is such a weird person, in more ways than one.

by Anonymousreply 9004/20/2019

I don’t get the impression that he likes engaging with fans?

by Anonymousreply 9104/20/2019

I agree with R90 and R91. He's both too stuck up and also too paranoid to attend cons. Imagine! A fan might find out something personal about him like which flavor of mineral water he fancies or what brand of shoes he wears. Horror!!

He'd be a big draw. He's a geekdom triple threat with Punisher, Westworld, and Narnia. Though the cons would have to hire so much extra security to keep the fangirl mob in line, they'd end up losing money on him. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 9204/20/2019

Ehhh do we think he has that many fans? Seems like just a vocal minority?

by Anonymousreply 9304/20/2019

I think he’d be huge. Also think he avoids it partly so his more obsessive fans don’t have a definite place they can meet him.

by Anonymousreply 9404/20/2019

Lol BB is a total psycho by the sounds of it!

by Anonymousreply 9504/20/2019

Psycho? Neurotic as hell? Certainly.

An Easter Treat: Flashing back to the time when, even though the studio ordered BB and Amanda out on a pap stroll together, Ben dared not get too close to a female.

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by Anonymousreply 9604/21/2019

I think he realizes that if he loses the air of mystery he's so dull that nobody will care and his career will be over.

by Anonymousreply 9704/21/2019

But he could "lose the air of mystery" by coming out as something, and it'd garner him a ton of attention. Even a tepid queer/flexible/whathaveyou would suffice. (See: Madden, Richard)

by Anonymousreply 9804/21/2019

I think if he was going to he would have. Maybe when he stops getting work, but he's still hot and working. He doesn't need to tell anyone anything.

by Anonymousreply 9904/21/2019

Happy Easter from BB

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by Anonymousreply 10004/21/2019

I am SO BORED. Thank God the Richard Madden threads are keeping me entertained because being a Ben Barnes fan is desperately dull 95% of the time. We've got to find this man some steady work so that he'll at least be contractually obligated to play the social media game more than once or twice a year.

by Anonymousreply 10104/24/2019

Chicago Police Department (CPD) has photos of the Osundairo brothers driving in a car with ‘Empire’ star J*ssie Sm*llett in the days leading up to the hoax hate crime.

The rank and file members of the Chicago Police Department are furious that Cook County state’s attorney Kim F*xx intervened to drop sixteen felony counts against Sm*llett and as more evidence, such as these photographs, continue to surface, it becomes even harder to understand Kim F*xx’s decision.

The files containing the photos were first released by the Chicago area blog CWB Chicago and reviewed by The Daily Caller.

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by Anonymousreply 10204/24/2019

^^^WTF is that doing in our BB thread?

by Anonymousreply 10304/24/2019

R102, thanks, I hate it.

by Anonymousreply 10404/24/2019

ITV’s been rolling out promo for their upcoming shows, including Gold Digger. Haven’t seen much other than a poster + quick clip of BB being shoved against a wall but it looks like we’ll get a release date soon.

by Anonymousreply 10504/25/2019

Ok, who the hell does Ben have to blow to get some new work?! Damn.

by Anonymousreply 10604/28/2019

Perusing the gays in the NHL thread I came upon someone's rant about Sidney Crosby, and it sounded SO familiar! All BB trolls will recognize this frustration. LOL

[quote] It's like the more you think about it, the less it makes sense, idk. Just how much is people covering for Crosby's personal life, whatever it is (gay, asexual, man of one woman, secret pussyhound...)? Or is he REALLY just a total bore, a robot with no life beyond hockey whatsoever?

I feel much less alone in the world now.

by Anonymousreply 10704/28/2019

So I heard that he and Peyton broke up.

by Anonymousreply 10804/30/2019


Why can't someone start a "Ben Barnes sexted me this dick pic!!!" thread like the recent JGL ones?

by Anonymousreply 10905/01/2019

I heard that BB got a side gig as Richard and Brandon's dog walker.

by Anonymousreply 11005/01/2019

I heard that he can only reach completion if he's wearing a tiara and that after sex he likes call his Mom for a post-game interview.

by Anonymousreply 11105/01/2019

I wish I knew who Ben was a manny for back when he first came to LA, and what other services he provided his employer.

by Anonymousreply 11205/01/2019

Now THAT sounds like it could be a very interesting story r112

by Anonymousreply 11305/01/2019

New pic via IG stories.

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by Anonymousreply 11405/02/2019

Ugh. No more Punisher ever please Ben we're begging ya.

by Anonymousreply 11505/02/2019

It's so sad that Ben's entire fanbase is going to die of boredom before ever finding out what his next project is going to be.

by Anonymousreply 11605/03/2019

He's gotta be working on something on the DL if he's shaving his beloved beard.

by Anonymousreply 11705/03/2019

Bored speculation: he unfollowed his PR guy (understandable since he apparently retired from the industry just a couple months after taking Ben on) as well as his PR company itself. Maybe a change in agencies? They’d been getting him some poorly-written clips anyway.

by Anonymousreply 11805/04/2019

R117 It would explain why he's in hiding: he's phobic of being seen without his Emotional Support Beard!

by Anonymousreply 11905/04/2019

R119 yesssss!!!

by Anonymousreply 12005/04/2019

Does this mean that Beardless BB is in London?

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by Anonymousreply 12105/07/2019

Hm hadn’t thought about it but very possible. Been a while since those fan sightings at the gym in LA.

by Anonymousreply 12205/07/2019

He probably has press to do for Golddigger

by Anonymousreply 12305/07/2019

BB’s finally doing conventions! I just saw an announcement on IG for one in Italy in late June.

by Anonymousreply 12405/09/2019

Forgot to post the link

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by Anonymousreply 12505/09/2019

Italy? Of course BB would only deign to do the posh conventions! LOL.

by Anonymousreply 12605/09/2019

He has been caught with Peyton. He looks very in love LOL

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by Anonymousreply 12705/09/2019

She's wearing a ring on her left ring finger.

by Anonymousreply 12805/09/2019

Do you think is a wedding ring?

by Anonymousreply 12905/09/2019

Looks like a signet ring but it's not clear, even in the enlarged pics.

I don't know if it means anything or not, just found it interesting she's wearing a ring on that finger.

by Anonymousreply 13005/09/2019

If she is going to marry Ben when he is hiding her, really she is very stupid.

by Anonymousreply 13105/09/2019

That ring honestly looks photoshopped

by Anonymousreply 13205/09/2019

Doesn’t look like he is hiding her anymore r131

by Anonymousreply 13305/09/2019

He’s also unfollowed the exes on his private account. Again, could mean nothing though.

by Anonymousreply 13405/09/2019

Even Tamsib r134?

by Anonymousreply 13505/09/2019

Yes even Tamsin R135

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by Anonymousreply 13705/09/2019

He’s still following both Tamsin and Rayana.,I just checked! You have to type in the whole BB private ig handle and it still comes up that he’s still following both. Although,, Tamsin already unfollowed him ages ago. She used to follow his public ig account.

by Anonymousreply 13805/09/2019

Holy shitballs! Must be love if he didn't shove her into traffic.

by Anonymousreply 13905/09/2019

Looks like there's another person they cut off in the pic to Barnes' left.

by Anonymousreply 14005/09/2019

Yeah, there's a friend with them that's mostly been cut out of the pics.

by Anonymousreply 14105/09/2019

I cannot *wait* to see the shit hit the fan on IG.

by Anonymousreply 14205/09/2019

Feel like BB always befriends (Evan Rachel Wood, Lucy Boynton) and admires (Gillian Jacobs, Emma Mackey) cool women but ends up with basic ones?

by Anonymousreply 14305/09/2019

R133 We will see at the next premieres if he goes with her or not.

by Anonymousreply 14405/09/2019

Boring likes boring R143

by Anonymousreply 14505/09/2019

Coz BB is very much insecure! That’s y he dates mediocre women and admires cool women from afar! Poor BB! Lmao

by Anonymousreply 14605/09/2019

Anyway I don't look him comfortable at the end of the pictures it's like he realizes someone is taking pictures of them and Ben tries to hiding behind Peyton LOL. If you want to be seen with your partner you don't doing that.

by Anonymousreply 14705/09/2019

BB wants to be the beautiful one that’s y he dates basic ones! LOL

by Anonymousreply 14805/09/2019

She doesn't seem to mind the cameras, though.

by Anonymousreply 14905/09/2019

She has a resemblance with Asha Leo (another BB's ex).

by Anonymousreply 15005/09/2019

But there are any proofs that they are dating? Honestly he seemed more glad and had more physic contact with that girl of the dog of previous pictures than with Peyton.

by Anonymousreply 15105/09/2019

Not everyone likes PDA.

But I'd assume her flying to London to see him (when he show was filming in NYC) and her showing up at his premiere afterparty at least [italic]hints[/italic] at something going on.

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by Anonymousreply 15305/09/2019

Look how closely the guy is standing to Ben compared to her. LOL!

Honestly, if Ben turns out to be straight I'm never starting another one of these threads again because the whole "is he, isn't he" is the only interesting thing about this man.

(And why is everybody wearing sweatshirts in LA in the spring?)

by Anonymousreply 15405/09/2019

The proof of fire are the premieres. If at the next one he goes with her, officially she is his partner if not, another toy for Ben. Same happen with Tamsin at the end she broke up with him because she was fed up to be hiding.

by Anonymousreply 15505/09/2019

And you know Tamsin personally do you, Tamsin obsessed person at R155?

by Anonymousreply 15605/09/2019

Might be a little difficult since he has nothing to premiere anytime soon. (Golddigger likely won’t have a red carpet premiere.)

by Anonymousreply 15705/09/2019

Bah, I don't believe it, as it they said above we will wait to see with whom he goes to the premieres.

by Anonymousreply 15805/09/2019

Anyone else here about ready to give up BB?? Possibly straight/dates women, no new projects, bleh.

by Anonymousreply 15905/09/2019

R159 Pretty much. I think I'll always believe that he's very, very bi, but if he's such a boring closeted coward (even if he's straight, he's still a boring coward about that even!)...fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 16005/09/2019

LOL yes @ “still a boring coward about that even.” Interesting, looks like Peyton’s Gotham costars will be going to the Italy con as well.

by Anonymousreply 16105/09/2019

I’ve cooled on him, definitely. Looks like good timing too

by Anonymousreply 16205/09/2019

Meanwhile, Ben's brother has taken up the mantel of having the Barnes long hair, but he can't pull it off like Ben can.

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Ben's brother looks awful with that hair.

by Anonymousreply 16405/10/2019

That looks like their dad!

by Anonymousreply 16505/10/2019

Jack's girlfriend had to take her IG account private as well. The Barnes Family Omerta code claims another victim!

PS - a fan frau on IG said that the chubby bald guy invading Ben's personal space in the pap photos is Anna Popplewell's husband.

by Anonymousreply 16605/10/2019

Find it oddly respectful that most fan accounts have gone out of their way to not tag him in the Peyton photos.

by Anonymousreply 16705/10/2019

Is it respect? Or is it that they don't want Ben to realize he's been caught out?

by Anonymousreply 16805/10/2019

Any official announcement yet?

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Question and food for thought..

Is it established that the Just Jared guy and Ben are actual legitimate friends? Because Just Jared wrote up (and if I remember correctly, also Instagram-tagged) the photos of Ben and that girl from the post-workout-stroll-through-the-park sighting back in mid-April. But I haven't seen a write-up or anything else from him about the Ben and Peyton sighting.

But, I don't follow Just Jared at all, so is this potentially curious and revealing something, or does Jared actually rarely pay attention to fan sightings of Ben. (But did pay attention to a walk through a park. . . whatever..)

by Anonymousreply 17105/11/2019

Perhaps Jared knows Ben well enough to know that if he draws attention to anyone who Ben might actually be fucking, Ben will mercilessly cut him off and/or viciously slap him!

by Anonymousreply 17205/12/2019

Ben isn't fucking any females

by Anonymousreply 17305/12/2019

So was alleged girlfriend not invited to dinner with Ben's oldest and dearest friends? LOL, What a dick.

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by Anonymousreply 17405/16/2019

Unless she was taking the pic r174, although that’s highly unlikely.

by Anonymousreply 17505/16/2019

She's not his girlfriend

by Anonymousreply 17605/16/2019

Who is she then r176?

by Anonymousreply 17705/16/2019

A faghag

by Anonymousreply 17805/16/2019

Ben still looks youthful and amazing in that photo!!

by Anonymousreply 17905/17/2019

It's the lack of beard!

by Anonymousreply 18005/17/2019

How furious will Ben be if Robert Pattinson actually gets Batman? Didn't Ben also come in second for the lead in Twilight?

Our Ben, always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

by Anonymousreply 18105/17/2019

Is there some doubt R181? I thought it was in the bag?

by Anonymousreply 18205/18/2019

R182 I've heard conflicting reports, but I don't give a shit about Batman so I'm not going through the trouble to find confirmation.

So what's up with this? I think it's a bit of a stretch to describe whatever Georgie Henley is hinting at as a "project."

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by Anonymousreply 18305/18/2019

More BB and friends and no Peyton.

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by Anonymousreply 18405/19/2019

It was clear, same than the others...

by Anonymousreply 18505/19/2019

Do we think Ben is in S3 of Westworld, or is he just tweeting to remain in HBO’s good graces?

by Anonymousreply 18605/19/2019

It would be sort of ridiculous for him to be in Season 3, but I thought that about Season 2 as well, so...

by Anonymousreply 18705/19/2019

As the avatar for the whole system, encapsulating all its knowledge, why would it be ridiculous for him to be in Season 3? Dolores only "saw everything she needed to" *before* she changed her plans. It's not unreasonable at all to think she would need "him" to help her on the outside. And she did bring five pearls with her, so. . . .

by Anonymousreply 18805/19/2019

The system could just as well be represented by a screen full of ASCII text.

by Anonymousreply 18905/19/2019

BB and his incredibly femme sunglasses are recording another audio book.

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At least he has a job.

by Anonymousreply 19205/21/2019

R192 is Julian Morris.

by Anonymousreply 19305/21/2019

Yeah we haven't guessed yet, Ben, because whatever it is, it's probably too boring to expend our mental energy on it.

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And also how would anyone be able to send him guesses if he doesn’t have IG story replies on?

by Anonymousreply 19505/22/2019

But look how pretty he is!

by Anonymousreply 19605/22/2019

He needs a hat to complete his look.

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Hope it’s a good book this time.

by Anonymousreply 19805/22/2019

R198 no shit, I don't know if I would survive another Autograph Man.

by Anonymousreply 19905/22/2019

BB's finally doing a Con this weekend... in Italy. He REALLY must want nothing to do with his fans LOL

by Anonymousreply 20005/25/2019

It's not this weekend, it's the end of June. But yes, as noted upthread...Ben only goes to the posh cons! No Atlantic City for Our BB.

by Anonymousreply 20105/25/2019

Any bets on whether or not Peyton’s going with?

by Anonymousreply 20205/25/2019

I wouldn’t be surprised if they got hitched on Firths estate

by Anonymousreply 20305/25/2019

Yeah, sure. And William Moseley will be the best man!

by Anonymousreply 20405/25/2019

R202 Peyton it's not going to go. Or if she goes probably she will be locked in the hotel.

by Anonymousreply 20505/26/2019

Peyton List starring in "Panic Room." LOL

by Anonymousreply 20605/26/2019

R206 LOL

by Anonymousreply 20705/27/2019

He went to Burberry Event

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Wonder where he shoved Peyton?

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He's so fucking awkward with the paps.

by Anonymousreply 21105/30/2019

Well to be fair it was shitty of them to ask him about Kit Harrington going into rehab. What was he supposed to say?

by Anonymousreply 21205/30/2019

It seems he wants to run out of there LOL.

by Anonymousreply 21305/30/2019

R212 "I'm not in touch with Kit, but if he's in rehab I wish him well."

See how easy that was?

I'm surprised that paps are even aware that Ben and Kit know one another.

by Anonymousreply 21405/30/2019

He looks good, but I wish he weren’t so skinny.

by Anonymousreply 21505/30/2019

He always looks eating disordered. I know he's always been that skinny, but his teeny forearms are disturbing.

I had to laugh at one of the 1,278 Richard Madden threads posters were hating on Richard's ugly blindingly white sneakers. Now I'm gonna tinfoil hat that it's a secret code among closeted gay Brits.

by Anonymousreply 21605/30/2019

R209 he took Chike not Peyton to that shindig, hmmm?

by Anonymousreply 21705/31/2019

"Hey BB, there's ten threads about you on Datalounge!"

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Burberry is always dressing Ben for events and inviting him to parties; when are they going to give him a modeling contract? It's not like Ben has anything else to do ATM.

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LOL Ben is getting a paid vacay all summer. Get it gurl!

I'd say he could look for a rich Eurotrash sugar daddy, but he's too old.

by Anonymousreply 22106/04/2019

R220 I hope you screenshotted that? The link is down

by Anonymousreply 22206/04/2019

I guess now that The Punisher's cancelled and he's likely not coming back to Westworld anytime soon, he needs to do cons for the $$$.

by Anonymousreply 22306/04/2019

I dunno, I'm still doubting the 'no more westworld' notion. Since February he's been rocking a 'pretty clean shaven for him' look and wearing his hair differently than normal. But then he did that audiobook recording. And since then he's grown the beard back out and his hair looks more like it used to. And now he's doing a bunch of cons all over the place. Could it have been a months long phase where he tried a different look but he's back to "normal" now? Of course. Or could he have been maintaining that look because he was filming something, and now he's done and free to look and do/work as he pleases? Still possible in my mind. But I'm sure he'll share the truth with us Any. Day. Now. so don't worry.

by Anonymousreply 22406/04/2019

He did do that interview where he claimed he's had to maintain certain looks for projects for so long that he couldn't remember the last time he chose a haircut for himself. It's possible he's been working on nothing since December (or whenever Gold Digger wrapped) and decided to try the short hair/clean shaven looks for ~himself.

I don't doubt he can come back to Westworld, I just don't think it would be a big part if he came back now, especially with that new trailer. They're filming WW till late October, I think, so if he hasn't already, I guess there is still plenty time for him to come back and maybe that's why he's let his hair/beard grow out a bit.

by Anonymousreply 22506/04/2019

Of course Ben loved 'Rocketman.'

by Anonymousreply 22606/05/2019

Gold Digger’s premiering in August apparently

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by Anonymousreply 22806/07/2019

Did the article change? All I'm seeing now says "premiering later this year." No specific or even approximate dates mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 22906/07/2019

It still says "August" to me R229, but no specific date beyond that.

"Gold Digger, BBC1 later in year

Billed as a domestic noir drama, Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes star in this six-parter landing in August about a woman falling in love with a much younger man and the effect it has on her family. Ormond plays 60-year-old Julia, who falls in love with Benjamin (Barnes), 26 years her junior. Does he love her or is he just a gold digger? Conspiracy theories at the ready!"

by Anonymousreply 23006/07/2019

And somehow he still manages to look scrawny when clothed.

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He works out at LA Fitness!

by Anonymousreply 23206/08/2019

Does he jerk off with guys in the sauna?

by Anonymousreply 23306/09/2019

Ben's still gushing over 'Rocketman.' And though he's got a nice voice, he really can't hit the high notes, can he? *cringe*

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Look at this saucy bitch.

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This promo picture does nothing to make Gold Digger look interesting. Julia looks depressed and chunky; BB looks mildly anxious. Someone in the BBC One PR dept needs sacking.

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R235 that link is gone. What was it?

by Anonymousreply 23706/13/2019

So his Italy con was rescheduled or something. He feels bad.

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I'd feel bad too if my paid vacation to Italy got cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 23906/14/2019

He specified Europe. Wonder if he's filming there this summer?

by Anonymousreply 24006/16/2019

I think he just said Europe so that all of the broken-hearted Ben Euro-Frauen who had planned to go to the Italian con could still have a venue to see him that wasn't terribly far away.

by Anonymousreply 24106/16/2019

Apparently he's in Monte Carlo now.

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In Monte Carlo? Holidays?

by Anonymousreply 24306/17/2019

Working vaca probably. Monte Carlo tv con.

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Why must he keep his chest shaved off-duty? Really, Ben.

by Anonymousreply 24506/17/2019

His chest looks so weird.

by Anonymousreply 24606/17/2019

Ben with a Euro DLer. Come and spill, girl!

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by Anonymousreply 24706/17/2019

I had no idea this guy was a Datalounge obsession. 10 threads... impressive!

Anyway, sorry if this has been covered, but I'm not a Ben Barnes obsessive. I've only seen him in Westworld, in which hew was very good. Very solid accent, too. Didn't even realize he was British. But, the reason I'm here... just heard him on an episode of the hilarious podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno and while he was quite funny and charming, it was interesting hearing the real him. I mean, within 30 seconds of him speaking, I just assumed he was family. He can't possibly be straight.

by Anonymousreply 24806/17/2019

Welcome, R248! Pull up a chair and set a spell. In the grand scheme of things, our measly little 10 threads barely counts as obsessive -- we're all the very picture of mental health in here.

[quote] He can't possibly be straight.

Thanks for giving some outside confirmation, it can get a little echo-chamberish in here.

That podcast was discussed several threads back. There's been a lot of theorizing about how and in what ways Ben's upbringing by two psychiatrist parents contributed to his being the closeted, inscrutable cipher that he is.

by Anonymousreply 24906/18/2019

BB got to hang with his hot piece friend Ricky. No wonder he wanted to attend this con.

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No sign of Peyton again, if I were her, I would run away.

by Anonymousreply 25106/18/2019

(clip 2) So this is what a fancy rich people party is like? Cause they all look just thrilled to be there.. (though I do find it *hilarious* that the vantage point from this camera literally blocks out anyone BB might have secretly taken to this boring ass shindig. . . because Of. Course.)

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Those desserts look divine!

by Anonymousreply 25306/18/2019

San Pellegrino, so fancy!

by Anonymousreply 25406/18/2019

"Relationship Advice" by Ben Barnes:

"Make 'Netflix and Chill' Literal Again."

*rolls eyes* I wonder if we've found the culprit. Cause how many times does he have to tell interviewers that he watches alloootttttttttttttttt of TV.

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by Anonymousreply 25506/19/2019

The rest of the interviews are here. Rob Lowe's answer was much more appealing than Ben's!

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So he went to Italy even though the con was canceled. Do we think he’s alone?

by Anonymousreply 25706/20/2019

I wouldn't be surprised if he meets up with his family. His brother's gf has been posting on IG from Italy all week.

by Anonymousreply 25806/20/2019

Well since you have secret access to said girlfriend, maybe you can keep us all apprised on whether or not she follows anyone (of notice) new. (Read: as in whether or not she meets the significant other Ben brought along for the trip) Aw Hell, if anyone here still has access to Jack's you could do the same. Help a brotha' out and all!

by Anonymousreply 25906/20/2019

Will do R259!

Meanwhile..still no date for this mess.

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BB breakfasting with Ricky Whittle.

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by Anonymousreply 26106/22/2019

Do you think anyone's trying to be clever here?

"I think I'm definitely dead."

Yes we know Logan is dead, but you've already appeared in the show as a different "character" Barnes, so the article claiming that you're confirming whether you'll be back for season three is bullshit. But then it's an article on the internet, where 'facts don't matter so just wing it' rules the day, so that actually goes without saying. (Also just to buttress my point, James is Logan's father, not his brother. SIGH.)

Seriously, is the median reading age 12 these days?

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[quote] Seriously, is the median reading age 12 these days?

Probably. And definitely the age at which one can declare oneself an online "journalist."

Ben's European Vacation Update: Jack and girlfriend are in Venice, so maybe Ben is too. I'm now curious about how Jack makes a living; he seems to be forever traveling. He used to have a vague sports management consulting type of job. Maybe he can do it all remotely?

by Anonymousreply 26306/24/2019

Certainly could be in Venice. The only 'question' I would have about that is he stopped posting "vacation photos" a few days ago. He did the good morning from Monte Carlo shirtless shot. He did a couple pics from Verona. But then nothing. I assumed he went back to England where he rarely if ever posts *anything* (cause it's family time and that's private???). As a side note, he did post Monterey Bay aquarium pics from last year's family vacation. So even if it's technically family time, if it's also vacation time, he will still post pics. Or maybe he's just an enigma that no one will ever be able to figure out. But who here would accuse him of that I ask you.

(second side note in case it's of interest.. he did post three new pics to his private account on Saturday. First time I can remember seeing that since early 2018. Not sure what that's indicative of other than he was on a proper vacation for once. But why post it only to your private account? Unless they're repeats of what he posted publicly? Or maybe Saturday is when his family joined him there and he commemorated it. Screw it, I'll make myself crazy trying to figure him out!!!!)

by Anonymousreply 26406/24/2019

Tomorrow is Ben's father birthday. So maybe he has return to England to celebrate it with his parents, or maybe he is in Italy with the rest of the family. I remember an interview which Ben said that in a birthday of his dad they was in Italy, celebrating it. Maybe is like a tradition. Anyway he is a freak of privacy, he can show pictures with him alone doesn't matter where or with whom (like the picture in Verona). But I have the feeling that he doesn't want to because people will know where he is, and paparazzis will follow him. LOL Very funny because he is not so famous for that, but it's the only explication what I can think of.

by Anonymousreply 26506/24/2019

Paparazzis wouldn't stalk him, but crazy Frauen would.

Maybe Dr. Barnes has a major birthday coming up, hence a family holiday. How old is he, anyway? 70?

by Anonymousreply 26606/24/2019

Though, isn't he supposed to be in Germany for that con in three days? I thought I remember the 27th - 29th. Granted we don't know when "everyone" might have gotten there but that seems like an awfully short vacation. Especially when you consider Ben wasn't originally scheduled to do this con. It only happened after the other got cancelled. Meaning he would have had to choose to leave this part of the vacation early to go to Germany????

Also I remember that interview I think. . . he said they celebrated his dad's 60th in Italy and *I THINK* it was around the time of the first Narnia movie, which was ten years ago. So sure, the timing could fit. But who knows.

by Anonymousreply 26706/24/2019

Ben's been posing with a lot of guys with major Gay Face lately. Join us, Euro brethren!

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Wish he'd cut the beard off.

by Anonymousreply 26906/24/2019

You're right R267, he went to Italy for his dad's 60th in 2009. I think he was already filming the Narnia sequel at that point because I vaguely remember him saying he didn't/couldn't stay long.

by Anonymousreply 27006/24/2019

Looks like he’s indeed in Venice per his IG story, kudos to whoever guessed/figured it out!

by Anonymousreply 27106/26/2019

He seems to have really engaged the fraus at the Cologne con. Kudos to him tbh for not hiding from them. I don't mind admitting when I'm wrong, I really expected him to stay behind every VIP rope he could find.

by Anonymousreply 27206/28/2019

Ben's been posing with Frauen for ages. He knows where his bread is buttered.

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BTW, I took the hit for the group and watched the twenty minute interview from the Cologne Con. Nothing of interest, same old, same old, "I love telly," etc.

Enjoy a random old pic.

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Pic of the Barnes clan on Dr. Barnes' birthday trip. Mum, Dad, Jack, Jack's girlfriend, and Our Ben.

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I hope he’s a top and not a bottom because he has NO ass!

by Anonymousreply 27707/05/2019

Badly-rendered fan "art" passes for newsworthy these days? Is this more of a sad commentary on: 1. the state of entertainment journalism, or 2. the dearth of Ben Barnes news?

Like the fluorescent cock, though. Subtle.

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by Anonymousreply 27807/08/2019

Dang r278. That looked like a casting announcement until you read it closer. I bet a lot of people make the mistake of reading as a done deal already. It was shared over 1,600 times.

by Anonymousreply 27907/08/2019

Can we use the family vacation pic at R276 to finally debunk the Ben & Peyton theory? Surely if they were really a couple, she would be present at such a special occasion.

(Imagining BB tossing her over the side of the boat when they brought out the camera.)

by Anonymousreply 28007/09/2019

Ben's doing another con, this time in London. I wonder if all of these con appearances means that he hasn't got any work lined up.

by Anonymousreply 28107/12/2019

Might have been caught off guard with BF? Is that why they blurred him out?

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Some of his fans have taken to blurring out his male and female friends's faces if they aren't famous/recognizable. I noticed some did it a couple of months back when he was out for a walk with that woman in the workout clothing.

by Anonymousreply 28307/14/2019

How self-righteous of them.

by Anonymousreply 28407/15/2019

New trailer for Westworld season three. I don't see BB, do you?

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Who cares? Zzzzzzzz

by Anonymousreply 28607/20/2019

No clue if this is legit but just in case...

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Hmm. That whole Twitter account seems like wishful thinking, but whatever. Who the hell asked for Doctor Strange part 2?

Can you imagine BB and Cumberbatch on a set together? The set will collapse from the sheer atomic weight of all the British luvvy smarmyness.

by Anonymousreply 28807/24/2019

Had to look up The Hood. Found an anti fan piece. Calling him the Mary Sue of villainy

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Some comic nerd thinks The Hood is the Mary Sue of all villains.

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by Anonymousreply 29007/24/2019

I wish there were other sources because it makes me believe it’s basically just fancasting or whatever, but ugh @ him potentially doing another Marvel project.

At least this one wouldn’t require him to cover his face, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 29107/24/2019

Get a real job, Barnes!

by Anonymousreply 29207/24/2019

Ben was looking good at the London comic con.

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Really earning his money!

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Is this our London DLer?

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Ooh, gurl! Caption THIS, DL!

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Caption this?

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by Anonymousreply 29708/14/2019

I've seen more new pictures of Jack on IG lately than of BB.

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by Anonymousreply 29808/18/2019

Thirty-eight years old and still no girlfriend in sight. At least he shaved.

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by Anonymousreply 29908/21/2019

Where have our BB trolls gone?

Dinner at Shannon Woodward's house.

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by Anonymousreply 30008/23/2019

I wonder if he shaved for a project or just because. Would be nice if he has something, anything, in the works.

by Anonymousreply 30108/24/2019

I'm "over the moon" that he shaved!

BTW, is that lasagna?

by Anonymousreply 30208/24/2019

Disney just announced a whole slew of upcoming lame Marvel shows for its new streaming platform, featuring 5th-string comics characters that no one's ever heard of, so I've no doubt that Ben will be employed again soon.

by Anonymousreply 30308/24/2019

Our Ben daintily protects his glorious locks with a swimming cap.

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But what I want to know is: does he say this to the other guys at the pool?

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by Anonymousreply 30509/02/2019

Ben has recorded an audiobook of 'Dorian Gray.' It's a living.

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by Anonymousreply 30609/11/2019

He posted an IG story the other day where he mentioned he was in Europe for work but didn't go into detail. Possible promo for Gold Digger or an as-yet-unannounced job?

by Anonymousreply 30709/11/2019

Are any DLers going to listen to the Dorian Gray audiobook so the rest of us don't have to?

by Anonymousreply 30809/12/2019

I'm just glad he's reading a good book this time so I'll likely pick it up. I bought the last two he did and could only finish The Autograph Man even though that was a bit of a chore.

by Anonymousreply 30909/12/2019

Ben sighting in Budapest.

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He’s such a borefest r300.

by Anonymousreply 31109/15/2019

So what's filming in Budapest right now?

by Anonymousreply 31209/19/2019

Might be Shadow and Bone for Netflix. Another YA fantasy adaptation, unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 31309/19/2019

I want to see BB in Amazon's craptastic LOTR series.

by Anonymousreply 31409/20/2019

I remember seeing a lot of fan casts for him as the younger version of Viggo Mortensen’s character, which wouldn’t have been bad. Probably better than this Netflix show but that’s not saying much.

Some people are already mad at Ben possibly being in Shadow and Bone (think he’s too old/plain) even though there hasn’t been an official announcement yet. Will be interesting to see how that pans out.

by Anonymousreply 31509/20/2019

Yes, BB as Aragorn would get me to watch LOTR for sure.

I didn't know that he was actually rumored to be in whateverthefuck Shadow and Bone is. I still remember the outrage when he was cast as Caspian. Too old (even though he looked 10 years younger)! Not blonde!

But PLAIN? Our Benny!? I'm offended.

by Anonymousreply 31609/20/2019

I don’t think he was ever linked to the project. Someone just connected the dots and realized he was working where it’s currently filming and assumed he was part of the cast. An official announcement (either for this or whatever he is working on) would be nice, though.

by Anonymousreply 31709/20/2019

Fangirls spot Ben on the streets of Budapest.

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Hear a sample of the Dorian Gray audiobook here.

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by Anonymousreply 31909/27/2019

Ben confirms: his career is straight down the shitter!

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Who’s that young stud sitting with the blue jeans in the bottom right?

by Anonymousreply 32110/02/2019

It's as certain as the Law of Gravity: if BB's name is being bandied about for two projects, one of which might be halfway decent (Amazon's LOTR) and one of which is cringe-inducing dreck (this Bone & Whatever mess), Our Ben will land in the shit.

by Anonymousreply 32210/02/2019

BB's co-star hanging on for dear life here

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Who in this cast will Ben fuck? Place your bets!

by Anonymousreply 32410/03/2019

The kid he was with in the as yet unaired Gold Digger springs to mind R324. On the outside chance he bangs a chick I guess the one hanging off him would be a good choice.

Not like we'll ever know. I realize he's like C - D List but how does he stay under the radar so well? Inquiring minds want to fucking know.

He is gorgeous though.

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WEHT Golddigger? Why is the BBC so tight-lipped about its schedule?

I need to see Ben in a palate cleanser between comic bookish shite roles.

by Anonymousreply 32610/09/2019

Speculation is that they overbooked the schedule or it turned out to be crap. There have only been brief snips of the show in their fall trailers, but it is still included. Maybe they're editing the hell out of it? Trying to piece together something not shite?

by Anonymousreply 32710/09/2019

Crap!? A Ben Barnes production!? NEVAH! There aren't enough eye-rolling emojis in the world.

Speculation among whom? I'm not doubting you; just curious.

by Anonymousreply 32810/09/2019

How *dare* you expect me to remember the source of pointless speculation about a mediocre BBC project! AKA I don't remember and it's all pointless gossip and conjecture anyway. ;)

More speculation: will his character bang the heroine as I gather from teen squealing on Twitter he does in the books, or will they sanitize it as not to have a grotesque age difference?

by Anonymousreply 32910/09/2019

I can't tell how old the lead actress is, but she doesn't have any IMDb credits prior to 2018. At least Ben is, like a true DLer, a young-looking 38.

by Anonymousreply 33010/09/2019

Looks like she's 26? Wikipedia says so anyways.

by Anonymousreply 33110/09/2019

So the new show is called Shadow & Will we finally get to see if he's circumcised?

by Anonymousreply 33210/10/2019

YA fiction crap for teen girls,

[quote] Shadow and Bone is the first novel of the fantasy-adventure Grisha trilogy, written by American author Leigh Bardugo. Published on June 5, 2012, the novel is narrated by Alina Starkov, a teenage orphan who grows up in the Russia-inspired land of Ravka before her entire life changes after she unexpected harnesses a power she never knew she had in order to save her best friend.

by Anonymousreply 33310/10/2019

So bored. Wanna start a rumor? Like he wants to become a US citizen so he can support Trump? He once vomited on his blind date's popcorn and then she chain reaction barfed etc.

by Anonymousreply 33410/12/2019

I'll start a minor rumor, but one that has the ring of truth.

Ben's BFF/former "housemate," Rob Kazinsky is in such a career slump that he signed on to Cameo (video service where you pay F-listers to send you video greetings -- truly where has-beens go to die.) Rob says he did it on the advice of "friends". My rumor is that Ben encouraged him to do it, so that Ben could make himself feel superior and laugh at Rob behind his back at social gatherings.

"Oh, have you heard? Poor Rob's on CAMEO now. I know, how UTTERLY dreadful, poor old thing!"

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Golddigger in November...sometime.

I still want to hear Ben sing the theme song, Shirley Bassey style.

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by Anonymousreply 33610/16/2019

He looks like he's breaking the fourth wall in that pic and saying to the camera, "I really hope the old bag dies soon so I don't have to consummate the marriage."

by Anonymousreply 33710/16/2019

Told you I was hardcore, DL.

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Honey, trust me, he is straight as jimmy fallon...

by Anonymousreply 33910/23/2019

Doesn’t Rob Kazinksky have a terrible reputation? IIRC he was stalking a female costar or something like that. May be uncastable post MeToo.

by Anonymousreply 34010/23/2019

Kazinsky's harassment situation was ages ago. I can't tell whether he's still with Chloe Dykstra these days; I get the feeling that he isn't.

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by Anonymousreply 34210/24/2019

So he's doing another Con.

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Gold Digger trailer. Looks like a soapy hot mess, but I say that with affection.

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by Anonymousreply 34410/26/2019

He sings. He's so pretty.

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by Anonymousreply 34510/27/2019

Ben has a nice voice, but he oversings everything.

by Anonymousreply 34610/27/2019

Very long new interview. I'm pleased the interviewer agrees with what I've been saying about Ben for years:

"someone of his caliber and matinee idol looks — which, combined with his musical talent, would have been perfectly placed in the old Hollywood studio system"

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by Anonymousreply 34711/01/2019

Ben Barnes was never going to be a big star for the same reason Josh Hartnett was never a big star - movie stars cannot have small black beady eyes. They need big expressive eyes.

Barnes should be happy with the career he has.

by Anonymousreply 34811/01/2019

Additionally his head is too small

Movie stars need big heads

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Ben's creepy black eyes wouldn't have been so noticeable in black and white.

His first crush was Natalie Portman? Yeah, ok. (And he had to trot out the Cindy Crawford poster story again.)

by Anonymousreply 35011/01/2019

R348 I think he kinda said he's happy with the career he has? That was the impression I got: humble to the point of boring.

And just because he may or may not like either/or/both genders now, maybe Natalie Portman was the first crush he had that felt like what a boy should like?

I've never considered his eyes to be beady or unexpressive, either. Usually I'm here to make fun of him while gnashing my teeth that I'll never get my hands on his scrawny ass, but I actually really like his eyes. Is this another ethnic-adjacent thing that I just don't get?

by Anonymousreply 35111/01/2019

[quote] That was the impression I got: humble to the point of boring.

Yes, a little pathetic that his big dream is to do a "really good rom-com."

I don't think his eyes are beady, but I do think their lack of color makes them flat and unreadable IMO. Hard to act with, no matter what the rest of his face is doing.

by Anonymousreply 35211/02/2019

[quote] Is this another ethnic-adjacent thing that I just don't get?

What don't you get?

by Anonymousreply 35311/02/2019

Call me naive but I didn't realize that he was ethnic-adjacent. He just looks pasty and white to me. But I had never heard the term ethnic-adjacent before I read that he was, and it never occurred to me that he was considered ethnic anything.

And I don't think he's career-driven. He enjoys his work and he would love to get all the roles he wants, but he also appears to be unwilling to compromise his privacy, and I think that in the world of tweeting when you go to the can, he will just never reach the numbers he needs to in order to become a big star. So, he contents himself with a moderate celebrity status. So, a rom-com is reaching for the moon for that frame of mind. Maybe? Or I could be spewing complete rubbish.

by Anonymousreply 35411/02/2019

Caption this.

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by Anonymousreply 35511/02/2019

R354 "Ethnic adjacent" is a construct found only on DL, created by old WASP biddies. Pay it no mind, it has no bearing on reality.

by Anonymousreply 35611/03/2019

Princess Ben and his court of Frauen.

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by Anonymousreply 35711/03/2019

Ben talks about playing the "femme fatale."

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by Anonymousreply 35811/04/2019

Is he *really* this nice? Is *anyone* really this nice? I find it more difficult to objectify him if he's nice.

by Anonymousreply 35911/07/2019

I agree R359, and I think that's in large part why our DL threads speculating about Ben's secret hidden nasty life came about, because it's impossible to believe that someone so good looking and privileged can be SO INSIPID. He must be a dirty pig in real life!

by Anonymousreply 36011/08/2019

In interviews, Ben keeps mentioning that there'll be a skinnydipping scene in "Gold Digger." He knows his audience.

by Anonymousreply 36111/11/2019

I thought Gold Digger was pretty good. After Westworld and Punisher the sex scenes were tame.

by Anonymousreply 36211/13/2019

BB, again with the shower sex

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by Anonymousreply 36311/15/2019

Starring Benjamin as...Benjamin!

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by Anonymousreply 36411/17/2019

And Julia as Julia. What were the odds?

by Anonymousreply 36511/17/2019

Did anyone see the article where he said he was single and had wide parameters or some such? Sounds like he wants to be in love...

by Anonymousreply 36611/17/2019

I did not R366. Find it so we can psychoanalyze it together.

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by Anonymousreply 36711/18/2019

It's kind of a pain to read on my mobile.

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by Anonymousreply 36811/18/2019



Even though Ben was raised on psychobabble, he still listens to psychobabble podcasts -- so he's not at all rebellious against his upbringing.

"He admits to being a private person -- he uses his Twitter and Instagram accounts almost wholly for business." And is hated by the DL for it.

Still whinging about Eurovision.

Says the largest age gap he's experienced in a relationship was eight years.

"He is currently single: 'I have wide parameters, so you wouldn't have thought it would be so difficult,' he sighs. 'Sometimes you think you've found it and you haven't. You get to your late 30s and you start to think, 'Hmm, maybe I don't have two years to make this work.' It feels more deliberate, less romantic."

So the Peyton Whatshername rumors were false. And I suppose Ben's "wide parameters" are the closest thing DL will ever get to his admitting, "I enjoy the homosex."

by Anonymousreply 36911/18/2019

I wonder who he fucked on west world

by Anonymousreply 37011/18/2019

I don't understand seeking a living doing something that success is defined by being known -- and not wanting to be known. Makes no sense to me.

Also, either he gets zero ass or he only screws the absolute most discreet people on the planet.

My only doubt about him being gay is...why not come out? He doesn't seem to want fame, so if his fanbase of females of varying ages fell off, oh well. I personally don't care from the standpoint that straight or gay, I have no shot. It's just the *mystery* of it all.

by Anonymousreply 37111/18/2019

I think that interview gave us the answer to why Ben can't keep a relationship, gay or straight: the self-help podcasts. Who the fuck wants to live with someone who's always listening to psychology podcasts?

He probably wants to TALK about them afterward as well. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 37211/19/2019

Ugh talk. Shut up, take off your clothes and be ornamental, Ben!

by Anonymousreply 37311/19/2019

I can hear him now...

"I heard the most UH-MAZing podcast podcast the other day on emotional intelligence! Utterly brilliant. You know, Mum always says..."


by Anonymousreply 37411/19/2019

Not to be too much of a sycophant (call me, Ben!) but he actually seems amiable and a bit saucy at times. He did say he was filthy, after all.

by Anonymousreply 37511/19/2019

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by Anonymousreply 37611/21/2019

Fun review of Gold Digger:

[quote] When Benjamin is with Julia he brims with cringe-inducing one-liners as he compulsively dotes over her, but as soon as he’s alone with her sons, out come the menacingly smug looks and ominous double meanings. Whichever version of him is on-screen, the last thing he could be described as is likeable, making it hard to believe the world-weary Julia wouldn’t simply dismiss the slimy sap in an instant. Although to be fair, she doesn’t have the benefit of hearing the ambient foreboding score that seems to follow him around like a bad smell. ... Barnes might be chewing the scenery here but the blame doesn’t lie entirely at his feet. He’s working from the direction and script he’s been given, the latter of which is pretty clumsy all round, but paired with Ormond’s subdued turn in the lead his performance comes off as exceptionally odd.

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[quote] The performances often plunge into the farcically unsubtle whenever Benjamin and Julia's offspring are in the same room, Barnes and Armesto especially indulging in cheek-sucking competitions that veer towards a duel to see who can pout to the death.

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by Anonymousreply 37811/25/2019

That review was after only two episodes. To be fair, part of the unique storytelling is that it approaches each episode from a slightly different point of view.

Also, Barnes mostly naked is worth the watch for me.

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by Anonymousreply 37911/26/2019

New article.

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by Anonymousreply 38012/03/2019

Does he talk about how he never does Leg Day?

by Anonymousreply 38112/04/2019

Yes, he specifically said, "I know the DL hates my scrawny chicken legs and that is why I refuse to ever work anything below the waist. I like having a flat ass and chopsticks in my shoes."

by Anonymousreply 38212/05/2019

Tomorrow is the finale of Gold Digger. UK people, spoil it for me. I'm betting that Benjamin gets murdered.

by Anonymousreply 38312/16/2019

He lives!

by Anonymousreply 38412/16/2019

Is Ben orange corduroy shirt?

This reminds me; did anyone buy his Dorian Gray audiobook? Reviews?

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by Anonymousreply 38512/31/2019

He does appear to be wearing an orange corduroy shirt. Bless his heart, he appears to have very little fashion sense. As for the DG audiobook, bought it but haven't listened. Where is he currently? London? Any new rumors?

by Anonymousreply 38601/01/2020

It looks like he scalped someone's grandmother's 1973-era rec room loveseat to make that shirt.

Anyway, no news. I think he spent the holidays in London, then it's back to Hungary to continue filming the YA crap for Netflix. He posted a list of his favorite films, books, and music of 2019 and it was as insipid as you'd think.

by Anonymousreply 38701/02/2020

He’s probably getting a ton of Hungarian cock.

by Anonymousreply 38801/07/2020

I watched the first two episodes of 'Gold Digger' and so far I'm finding it really amusing on a purely meta level. The efforts of Julia's adult children to stalk "Benjamin," their sheer consternation that he has no social media footprint and barely any friends, their certainty that he MUST be up to no good because he's too much of a nonentity.....I feel like I watching people playact this thread, and I love it!

by Anonymousreply 38901/07/2020

Why is Ben such a sucker for self-help gurus? What does he need so much help with?

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by Anonymousreply 39001/19/2020

BB giving shout-outs to the women he's kissed on screen. *cough*

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by Anonymousreply 39102/04/2020

So, has everyone lost interest or given up?

by Anonymousreply 39202/15/2020

I haven't given up, but I don't want to be here talking to myself.

by Anonymousreply 39302/16/2020

Will Ben be relegated to "bad guy" roles forever now? Discuss.

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by Anonymousreply 39402/16/2020

Josh Barry...has Ben had her? have you?

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by Anonymousreply 39502/16/2020

He's a bit long in the tooth to play Eugene, isn't he?

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by Anonymousreply 39602/19/2020

Sylvia, I'm also worried that he's going to keep getting villain roles now. But, not as worried as I am that he will keep picking such crap roles.

by Anonymousreply 39702/19/2020

I hope that Ben didn't have to hit the casting couch with Josh to get his latest shitty Netflix job.

by Anonymousreply 39802/19/2020

I hope they're paying him a boatload of $$ because it may tank his career, such as it is.

by Anonymousreply 39902/22/2020

Apparently our boy knows his limits.

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by Anonymousreply 40002/22/2020

How very British and conciliatory. Would have been more fun if he'd gotten into a Twitter feud with the other actor.

by Anonymousreply 40102/23/2020

He made friends with him at one of the cons last summer. There was pranking and little girl screams.

by Anonymousreply 40202/24/2020

[quote] little girl screams

From Ben?

by Anonymousreply 40302/25/2020

Actually, he had a manly growly scream. Levi did a girly screech. I'll look for it later.

by Anonymousreply 40402/26/2020

Birmingham? Ben's career is truly circling the drain.

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by Anonymousreply 40502/28/2020

Why does that mean he's circling the drain?

In other news, he's got no moves but either the shirt shrunk or he got swole.

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by Anonymousreply 40602/28/2020

R406 Appearing at a con in Birmingham? That's like doing a con in...Milwaukee, or Pittsburgh...

by Anonymousreply 40702/28/2020

I just figured it was some quick $$ near his family.

by Anonymousreply 40802/28/2020

He used to never do cons, now all the time. Isn't that a red flag that an actor has no real work lined up?

by Anonymousreply 40902/29/2020

BREAKING: Ben has shaved!

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by Anonymousreply 41003/01/2020

Ben is wearing a ring on a chain -- discuss.

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by Anonymousreply 41103/05/2020

This is a different ring than the one he wore for years, right? I can't remember when/if he stopped wearing that one regularly.

by Anonymousreply 41203/05/2020

He's at the Westworld premiere.

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by Anonymousreply 41303/05/2020

R412 I'm not sure. I remember the old one was on a leather thong, and he used to say that his mother gave it to him. Which is gay AF.

R413 Westworld is still on?! I'd completely forgotten about it. He looks good.

by Anonymousreply 41403/06/2020

Ben's Birmingham comic con has been cancelled. I wonder if he'll hunker down in London with his family, or return to LA?

by Anonymousreply 41503/14/2020

He was in LA for the Westworld premiere so he may have just stayed there.

by Anonymousreply 41603/16/2020

I'll hand it Our Ben; he's doing his best to try to get the correct pandemic messaging out there to his followers.

by Anonymousreply 41703/17/2020

He really does seem like a decent human. I keep waiting for some juicy gossip to come out and he just seems....nice? Let's hope he's nice and smart enough not to really consider playing Joker.

by Anonymousreply 41803/17/2020

Joker? What fresh hell is this?

by Anonymousreply 41903/17/2020

Ok I figured it out! The ring is for Promise Keepers!!

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by Anonymousreply 42003/18/2020

Sylvia, there has been disgusting rumours of him being considered for Joker in the last week or so. I have high hopes that he isn't that fucking stupid.

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by Anonymousreply 42103/18/2020

R421 That would be the Absolute Worst. Just beyond bad. I remember someone talking about him as a potential villain in the next Dr. Strange movie, but maybe that was just fancasting.

by Anonymousreply 42203/18/2020

It would be epic poor judgement. How the hell do you follow Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix? Didn't work out very well for Jared Leto and that was years later. Of course, sounds like Leto was a world class cunt, so that probably didn't help.

by Anonymousreply 42303/18/2020

S, one can only hope. There's such a thing as a challenge and them there's a lost cause. DC shouldn't even dust Joker off for a villain for a while. There have to be more to choose from. Cant someone else menace Gotham for a while?

I've actually been watching his lesser-known stuff lately, and he was pretty good in The Big Wedding, and can you IMAGINE how intimidating that had to have been?? Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Robert DeNiro...bit he still had some really good moments. He needs a good rom-com. Or a proper period piece. Away from the comics, boy!

by Anonymousreply 42403/18/2020

Yeah, even though the Big Wedding script was pure crap that even Ben could have spotted, one can understand why he signed on. My favorite film of his is still Killing Bono.

He needs to strategically step away from the comic/YA shit before he digs himself into an even deeper hole and becomes even more typecast. I don't know how possible that is to do, though, since those seem to be the only projects that are greenlit anymore. I wish he could have had a bit role in 1917, like seemingly every other British actor between the ages of 25 and 60.

by Anonymousreply 42503/19/2020

He sang a song.

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by Anonymousreply 42603/22/2020

Wouldn't it be nice if Ben used the quarantine as an opportunity to show us around his home? I suppose he'd rather die of coronavirus.

by Anonymousreply 42703/23/2020

Ben has a throw pillow with Big Ben on it.

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by Anonymousreply 42803/23/2020

I'd like to see a pic of Little Ben.

by Anonymousreply 42903/28/2020

He actually did a short q&a on IG. Color me shocked.

by Anonymousreply 43003/29/2020

He must have been really bored. I missed it when it was ongoing, so I didn't get to ask "Cut or uncut?" on behalf of DL.

by Anonymousreply 43103/29/2020

R429 Unfortunately, this is all we've got. Can you find BB?

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by Anonymousreply 43203/30/2020

Ben doing an IG livestream today at noon PST. Maybe we'l get a better glimpse of his house.

by Anonymousreply 43303/31/2020

Narrator: they did not get a better glimpse of his house.

by Anonymousreply 43404/06/2020

Sylvia! Sylvia Fowler!

by Anonymousreply 43504/06/2020

You rang?

by Anonymousreply 43604/07/2020

Ben Barnes is a boring crush.

by Anonymousreply 43704/15/2020

We know.

by Anonymousreply 43804/15/2020

Prob a freak in the sheets

by Anonymousreply 43904/16/2020

But a lady in the streets

by Anonymousreply 44004/16/2020

His mummy raised him right.

by Anonymousreply 44104/16/2020

Uh oh. Social distance got a little close to a married woman today.

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by Anonymousreply 44204/16/2020

R442 I just came here to post that. He and Julianne have been friends for years. He's probably fucked Derek.

Still, sauntering around without a mask! Shame!

by Anonymousreply 44304/16/2020

Panda sex. Yeah.

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by Anonymousreply 44404/16/2020

Ben and his dainty little gestures.

Anyway, is it time that we dust off the theory that BB likes to be a third wheel in other couples' relationships for whatever psycho-sexual reasons?

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by Anonymousreply 44504/17/2020

More singing

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by Anonymousreply 44604/25/2020

He does seem dedicated to that beard.

by Anonymousreply 44704/26/2020

R447 LOL

by Anonymousreply 44804/26/2020

For the bored among you (and who isn't?), if you hurry you can catch a quick glimpse of Ben in a pair of maroon briefs in his IG story today.

by Anonymousreply 44905/04/2020

Too brief of a glimpse, but welcomed none the less.

Anybody notice that Ben has the same kitchen backsplash as the Hunter girl he was singing with? It's hard to tell, but the countertops look like a different color.'s the exact same backsplash.

And when Ben made his IG announcement the day before they sang, you could hear something make a noise in the background. If he's alone, what's making that noise?

Just doing my best to dredge up a bit of gossip.

by Anonymousreply 45005/04/2020

R450 You had me going for a minute there with your theory, but I just rewatched the singing with Hunter Whoever video again on fullscreen, and she's not in a kitchen. She's sitting in front of what appears to be a wood-paneled wall that is stained grey. But with Ben's kitchen backsplash also being grey/black, I can see how it would look the same with low resolution.

Meanwhile, Life & Style mag is trying to make Julianne more than Ben's hag.

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by Anonymousreply 45105/04/2020

I don't mean from her singing video. It's from a IG story she did about baking. Ben also did a story baking banana bread. That's where I spotted it

by Anonymousreply 45205/04/2020

Here's Hunter's backsplash

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by Anonymousreply 45305/04/2020

And a link to the videos with Ben's backsplash. Maybe slightly different coloring? It looks SO close though.

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by Anonymousreply 45405/04/2020

R454 Those godawful glass tile backsplashes are so common in every house built or flipped within the past ten years, though. I despise them.

But here there are side-by-side. Her's has three colors I think, and his has two. Plus BB has glass-fronted cabinets and different cabinet hardware than she does.

Once again, Ben narrowly evades suspicion of straightness! But thank you so much for this needed distraction.

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by Anonymousreply 45505/04/2020

Can you believe this prick blurred out all of the books and knick knacks on his shelves??

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by Anonymousreply 45605/05/2020

Hello long time no see. BB is still as boring as ever I see. BTW. He isn’t wearing a ring, it’s a pendant. Maybe a catholic saint? Or maybe an antique Hungarian coin? He’s always professed agnosticism so it would be a change in outlook if he’s turned religious.

by Anonymousreply 45705/12/2020

And he's still prone to over-singing.

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by Anonymousreply 45805/12/2020

Pretty sure Disney is making him blur things out.

And golly I wish he wouldn't over sing so much. I really enjoy his voice but he ruins it with the style he insists on using. You aren't a soul singer Ben!

by Anonymousreply 45905/19/2020

He wants to be the white Whitney!

by Anonymousreply 46005/20/2020

Over singing or not, he got me today with one of my favorite songs.

by Anonymousreply 46105/23/2020

Ben has really been pimping his home recording set-up with lots of new gadgets since lockdown began. Did BB get a stimulus check?

by Anonymousreply 46205/23/2020

Ah, home again.

by Anonymousreply 46306/06/2020

He has X- Files eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 46406/06/2020

This has been on his page for a min but his greetings and actions are kind of queeny in the video.

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by Anonymousreply 46506/08/2020

Ben's actions have always been just queeny enough to keep these threads alive.

by Anonymousreply 46606/09/2020

Never forget

(Fuck DL for disabling gifs)

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by Anonymousreply 46706/09/2020

Wow never saw that gif

by Anonymousreply 46806/09/2020

R468 Oh, but it must be seen in its whole Freudian Slip context!! The interviewer asks Ben if he'd ever take in a drifter, and Ben's response is the "Into my mouth?" above.

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by Anonymousreply 46906/09/2020

That whole interview was funny, but yeah that was one helluva slip. I had never seen him turn that shade of red before.

by Anonymousreply 47006/09/2020

Since we're revisiting the past, did we ever get confirmation that Ben's temporary really close friend Alex Gonzalez is gay?

by Anonymousreply 47106/10/2020

I don't think so, Syl. When I scroll past him on IG there have been females a lot. Also I think Chike is engaged?

Why does Ben not seem to keep friends for long? He seems like a sweet guy. All a front? Is he a prick once ya get to know him?

Also, why does he seem to only spend time with the most discreet people in the world?

by Anonymousreply 47206/10/2020

When I look at Alex's IG, it's all shirtless poses and him driving cars. And let's not forget he was on that gay-seeming yacht trip.

Maybe BB is too paranoid to keep friends for long, though all of the Narnia kids seem to be the exception.

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by Anonymousreply 47306/10/2020

Maybe I looked at his story? I dunno. Maybe I hallucinated while I had Covid and then believed it.

Yeah every project he gets new friends and then they drift away after. Maybe that's just actor life.

by Anonymousreply 47406/10/2020

He seems to collect A LOT of random friends and acquaintances. Zelda Williams popped up on his IG live, as well as some other friends, mostly Shadow and Bone people though. I think he still talks to the one dude from Punisher some. His privacy just makes it so it seems like they go away, but I think most of them are still in his life in some way. It is kind of an actor thing in general though. If anything, I think he hangs onto his castmate friends longer than most actors do.

Still wondering what the whole Julianne Hough thing was about. A publicity outing? He has been pretty diligent about the whole social distancing/mask thing, then he goes on a Hollywood Hills stroll with a married "actress" sans mask? If he didn't want it to be seen, they could have worn masks and not looked like weirdos for it.

Anybody doing the virtual q and a thing on Saturday? Who's gonna ask exactly HOW Jewish his mother is?

by Anonymousreply 47506/18/2020

Speaking of Julianne, she sounds like the Poor Man's Goop. Insufferable. I'm side-eyeing Ben's choice in hags.

[quote] If we don’t move our body to [release] a mental connection, we can never transform the experience we’re holding on to,” she says.

Huh? She later went on to call herself a, "deep-ass person."

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by Anonymousreply 47606/18/2020

Did anyone do any of the virtual con stuff?

by Anonymousreply 47706/24/2020

Not me. Probably some of his obsessive fangirls kept transcripts we could search for.

by Anonymousreply 47806/25/2020

All I've found is this tiny clip where we can glimpse a bit more of BB's house. He's got a passthrough and a bamboo scented oil diffuser.

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by Anonymousreply 47906/25/2020

Ben just posted a link to London Pride! Commence DL freakout!

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by Anonymousreply 48006/27/2020

This again. She was "leaning" on Ben, but also "the Grease Live! star has left L.A. and “won’t answer anyone’s calls or texts, including her closest friends,” according to the source. "

So which is it?

I think Ben is the source of this story!

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by Anonymousreply 48106/28/2020

I'm beginning to think he's really just a pretty face. He doesn't seem to commit to anything or anyone.

by Anonymousreply 48207/03/2020

Boys and their toys. Who's the dude he's playing vroom vroom with? I want to k ow more. Is he a gearhead?

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by Anonymousreply 48307/03/2020

I don't know the context of that photo R483, but I do know that Ben drives a Range Rover. A year or two ago he was a Land Rover shill on social media.

by Anonymousreply 48407/04/2020

Singing again. He's dreamy.

by Anonymousreply 48507/05/2020

I did the virtual con stuff. Not a one on one, just the meet and greet and the q and a. Nothing too exciting. He wore a cowboy hat for a good chunk of the meet and greet, which looked amazing. He wasn't allowed to take the actual hat from Westworld, so they gave him another black hat. He also showed off his guitar from Jackie and Ryan (this whole thing was about showing props from movies and stuff) and tried to play it. He comes off as somehow both charming and gregarious but also shy and insecure at the same time. He kept asking if he was "doing this right" or "interesting enough". He would sometimes accidentally speak over the translator and then he'd always wince and cover his mouth. I didn't get to ask my question (I had a few ready). He made a big show about looking at everybody's little zoom squares as much as he could. At the q and a, someone mentioned that their 5 year old daughter's favorite song was Birds Fly from Jackie and Ryan, and then she came on and sang it for him. He flipped out. He said it was the best thing that's ever happened with a fan ever, or something like that. It was quite cute. I'm trying to think if there was anything else of note. The fans were very respectful this time, no major gushing or perverting on him, though one of the last people to ask a question mentioned his eyes and he said something like "well now you've gotten me all embarrassed". He seems like genuinely kind guy, unless he's a great actor, and we all know that he's not. I think he has DEEP insecurity though. It reminds me of the way Jimmy Fallon absolutely needs people to like him. I think Ben has the same thing.

Julianne seems like such a tool. I feel like it's definitely a pub-lationship. Not a very interesting one, but at least it got Ben on the rags for once. Our local hollywood gossip radio talk show even mentioned him once, which has never happened before.

by Anonymousreply 48607/08/2020

We see a new part of his house in his latest singing video. Vaulted ceiling, couch, coffee table, etc.

by Anonymousreply 48707/08/2020

Thanks for the recap and analysis, R486.

I agree that Ben is deeply insecure, which is I guess why he always seems so terribly impressed when anyone even remotely famous gives him the time of day, even C list reality show stars. Does anyone even know how Ben met Julianne? I can't imagine under what circumstances they would have become friends.

by Anonymousreply 48807/09/2020

He did a podcast.

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Anything good in it?

by Anonymousreply 49007/14/2020

I think it's mostly everything we've already heard. He elaborates on his broken foot story a bit more. It made him pass out and his brother had to slap him. He opens up about his feelings quite a bit, especially concerning his failure in Dorian Gray. Also an interesting tidbit about his audition for Twilight, and why he thinks he didn't get the role. I've never heard or read him talk about Twilight before. I like that the interviewer got a bit more out of him, but she interrupted him a lot and it pissed me off because a couple times it seemed like he was going to elaborate on something I wanted to hear, and then she'd change the conversation. We should start a counter with all of the times he says "is still one of my close friends to this day". This man has bountiful "close" friendships! Oh, and he talks about the whole babysitting in Hollywood thing. AND he mentions auditioning in a man's hotel room! So yeah, I'd say it's worth it, if you're willing to sit through some of the same old same old.

He seems absolutely miserable being stuck at home. When you start the podcast by saying "today is a good day", that's probably not good. I get the feeling, based on all the things I've seen and read recently from him, that he really wants to settle down. It's probably depressing the hell out of him being almost 39 and quarantined alone with no partner and kids.

by Anonymousreply 49107/15/2020

R491 I did eventually listen to it, and yes, I noticed that he implied that the reason he didn't make it at the final Twilight audition was his love scene with KStew wasn't very good. Imagine!

I need to go back and try to catch the name of the guy he baby sat for.

by Anonymousreply 49207/15/2020

Maybe he felt creeped out being around 27 and she was around 17, depending on when the audition was. I wouldn't blame him. It would be hard to find chemistry in that position.

by Anonymousreply 49307/15/2020

I'm very worried that s&b is going to be awkward at best and make my skin crawl. I hate the trope of immortal/long-lived people romantically involved with someone centuries younger (like the Doctor and Rose). What could they possibly have in common except sex? Eventually you have to listen to music or have a conversation. The Darkling is way older than Alina and Benny boy looks older than Jessie Mei Li and is at least 10 years older...

by Anonymousreply 49407/16/2020

Even without the age differences, Of COURSE it's going to be cringey and sophomoric...his character's name is "The Darkling," for fuck's sake.

That's some George Lucas-level juvenile shit.

by Anonymousreply 49507/16/2020

Starting post on S&B.

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by Anonymousreply 49607/24/2020

His mask portrait was hot as fuck

by Anonymousreply 49708/03/2020

He's playing basketball and wearing sunscreen. He looks so fucking hot I would give him a tongue bath after he ran ten miles.

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by Anonymousreply 49808/07/2020

But who's been taking Ben's pictures?

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by Anonymousreply 49908/08/2020

This version of the pic is large enough so that we can see the reflection of the photographer in Ben's glasses! Appears to be a guy, somewhat short.

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by Anonymousreply 50008/08/2020

He blanked their face! He's so annoyingly thorough.

by Anonymousreply 50108/08/2020

I always wonder who he has taking these pictures as well. The strange but super hot pensive one out in the desert was another. Just as long as it's not Hough.

by Anonymousreply 50208/13/2020

I'll pretend that Jimmi Simpson took the desert one.

by Anonymousreply 50308/14/2020

What are we to make of a 39 year old man who posts frauish Winnie the Pooh memes on his birthday?

by Anonymousreply 50408/20/2020

Uh oh, both Ben and Julianne Hough are posting lake pictures. I know there are a lot of lakes (I'm from the land of over 10,000 of them), but it's still a bit suspicious. Is Ben in Idaho?

by Anonymousreply 50508/20/2020

Something about Ben's picture doesn't look like CA to me, but what do I know?

by Anonymousreply 50608/21/2020

If you look at pictures of the lake Julianne is at, it looks very similar to Ben's birthday lake. Ugh

by Anonymousreply 50708/22/2020

R507 I no longer think so. I forgot about Lake Arrowhead, close to LA and the low hills look like the background of BB's picture. Where Hough is looks much more mountainous.

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by Anonymousreply 50808/23/2020

Anyone know if he was following Derek Hough on his private account before? Notice his following count went up recently and that he does follow Derek but not sure if this is a new thing. In any case he’s not following the other Houghs as far as I can tell, and none of them follow him on either account.

by Anonymousreply 50908/24/2020

I just noticed that BB changed the handle of his private IG account again. He's so exhausting; I don't know how his friends and family put up with him.

by Anonymousreply 51008/31/2020

Looks like Julianne has been seen with hubby again, so that's a relief. I don't know why I care, but something about Ben being with that clown show bugs me. She once made me throw up, true story. I saw her in concert (as the opening act, not my choice!) while sick (all day at a State Fair in blazing heat, with my lily white Scandinavian constitution). She was so awful, and I mean awful, I couldn't take it anymore and spent the rest of her set in the toilet stall. Yeah, I could solely blame the heat induced migraine, but all I know is I felt better after she left. It's more fun to blame her anyhow.

Ugh he's exhausting, but he's so damn hot. Pretty people get away with a lot.

by Anonymousreply 51108/31/2020

Ben Banes has a private IG?

by Anonymousreply 51209/01/2020

R512 Yes, he always has. Started out as something like 'martymcfly_1981,' then it was 'wombles_1981' (Wombles are apparently some British kids' show he grew up with), now it's '_theoneandonlybillyshears_, but he still gives Marty McFly as the name and of course a note "Please don'y tag this account."

We see you, bitch.

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by Anonymousreply 51409/01/2020

Let's analyze Ben's 'Back to the Future' obsession. What does it say about him? Discuss.

by Anonymousreply 51509/01/2020

Well Marty's mom tries to bang him. Please don't let that be it. Ben does talk about his mom A LOT. Also in relation to her "love advice" in particular. I've been meaning to watch that movie again, partly because of Ben's obsession. I haven't seen it in over 20 years, so I can't fully analyze yet.

Anybody wish they could have seen Ben's performance in The History Boys (right before he bailed on them for Caspian)? I've never seen or read any version of that play, but I have read something about his character being sexually provocative, bisexual, obsessed over by men (and boys) and women, and I think he has an affair with a teacher or secretary or something? Not only would that have been very fun to watch Ben do, but I get the feeling he might be a better stage actor than film actor. I really hope he goes back on the stage after this covid stuff calms a bit more and there actually is theater to do. He hinted on swinging BIG for a musical on the West End right before it all happened. He didn't NOT get the part, it just shut down. So maybe after? Or something else? I think I'm to the point where I'm so desperate to see him in something good, I'd travel just about anywhere to see him on the stage.

by Anonymousreply 51609/06/2020

R516 Agreed on all counts. I assume he channeled some of his History Boys performance into Dorian Gray.

There are some clips of very, very early BB stage performances on the fansite. I'm was charmed by his work in The Dreaming. Maybe I'm damning with faint praise, but he was the most talented person on the stage.

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by Anonymousreply 51709/06/2020

New pic of Benny with Colin Firth.

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by Anonymousreply 51809/10/2020

I love that Colin dressed up just to screw Ben over. They have a cute friendship, I hope they work together again someday, maybe on the stage. Other than a few of the more "dramatic" parts, I thought Ben was rather good in Easy Virtue. I'd love to see him be charming and fun for the first time in AGES in something.

by Anonymousreply 51909/13/2020

Anyone watch the interview he did? I think he snorted something before it, he sniffed and fidgeted all the way through.

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by Anonymousreply 520Last Wednesday at 6:41 PM

Didn't watch it, because I've already heard all of his Westworld, Punisher, and Narnia stories, and I really don't want to know about the upcoming Netflix teen crap. Ben, talk about your personal life and then we'll listen to your interviews.

But now you're going to make me watch it, aren't you R520? Damn your innuendos.

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by Anonymousreply 521Last Thursday at 2:29 AM

Ok, I watched some of it. I think you're overstating the twitchiness R520. He could have just been uncomfortable with the bad interviewer.

Again wearing a hoodie indoors when it's 90 in LA. Is there a drug that makes you cold all the time?

by Anonymousreply 522Last Thursday at 7:05 AM

That long InStyle piece from last year was probably his best interview. Too bad we didn’t get a video of that one — he seemed to get along with the interviewer well.

by Anonymousreply 523Last Thursday at 2:40 PM

Heroin makes you cold and skinny, Syl. He's a bit peppy for that though.

by Anonymousreply 524Last Sunday at 12:04 PM

Yeah I think he just has horrible allergy issues. He sniffs in almost every interview. I see him as a party drug guy only, probably gives into peer pressure because he's obsessed with people liking him, but otherwise seems like a total goody goody. He looks around a lot, I've noticed. He doesn't like to look straight at the camera, during zoom calls. And he fidgets with his sweatshirt a lot. I think he's just more anxious in general than he lets on.

The thing I noticed in the interview was that at one point he got a tad melancholy and mentioned about life being short, which seems to be a reoccurring theme these days for him. Did someone close to him, and possibly closer in age to him die recently? An old childhood friend or something? He is obsessed with this now. Maybe it's just too much self help podcasts.

by Anonymousreply 525Last Sunday at 10:50 PM

I think a combo of COVID isolation, Chadwick Boseman's death, and turning 39 are doing a number on him. Any day now I expect he'll either come out, or hastily marry a beard and produce a kid.

by Anonymousreply 526Yesterday at 2:14 AM

We know you do Ben!

by Anonymousreply 527Yesterday at 3:54 AM

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by Anonymousreply 528Yesterday at 3:55 AM

Or, with film and theater production being shut down indefinitely, he's hit hard by the staggering realization that he may now never get a chance to star in anything good, ever!

by Anonymousreply 529Yesterday at 3:55 AM

(R529) theater is one thing but there are actually lots of film: and tv productions that have resumed as of late Aug beginning of September.

by Anonymousreply 530Yesterday at 4:04 AM

R530 Shit, you mean we have to keep hoping? Goddamn it.

by Anonymousreply 531Yesterday at 4:07 AM

Shadow and Bone is based on a very popular YA novel, I don't know why you would think this is a step down for BB

You must have a hugely inflated opinion of his talents.

by Anonymousreply 532Yesterday at 5:01 AM

Popular =/= good.

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