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Red White and Royal Blue gets movie adaptation from Amazon with Nicholas Galitzine

Does this mean Galitzine is out now? Can we tall about his relationship with Austin Kevitch?

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by Anonymousreply 116June 27, 2022 10:04 PM
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by Anonymousreply 1June 1, 2022 2:14 PM

Looks like Froy didn't get the gig.

by Anonymousreply 2June 1, 2022 2:16 PM

Yes this was a role made for Froylan. He needs to dump his agent.

by Anonymousreply 3June 1, 2022 2:18 PM

Shit is like this is one of the reasons why teenage girls troon out. All because of romance novels written for women by women.

by Anonymousreply 4June 1, 2022 2:21 PM

Shit is like this is one of the reasons why teenage girls troon out. All because of romance novels written for women by women.

by Anonymousreply 5June 1, 2022 2:22 PM

What, Froy auditioned to play the Mexican "prince"?

by Anonymousreply 6June 1, 2022 2:24 PM

Troon = Trans toon?

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by Anonymousreply 7June 1, 2022 2:25 PM

What kind of a name is Galitzine?

by Anonymousreply 8June 1, 2022 2:38 PM

Does Prince Henry have a wife? I am available, assuming we don’t film in Britain.

by Anonymousreply 9June 1, 2022 2:39 PM

Russian nobility apparently

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by Anonymousreply 10June 1, 2022 2:40 PM

I thought DataLounge was supposed to close down and disappear yesterday—and yet here we are on the first of the month, yet again discussing some obscure tv show with unknown twinks.

by Anonymousreply 11June 1, 2022 2:44 PM

^says his father is LITERALLY a Prince. He’s typecast.

by Anonymousreply 12June 1, 2022 2:45 PM

Great poolside vacation read. Even had some steamy sex!

by Anonymousreply 13June 1, 2022 2:52 PM

Both Nick and Taylor are likely gay IRL. Fuck yes.

by Anonymousreply 14June 1, 2022 2:54 PM

Froy must be suicidal. He probably felt like he was born for that part. It would’ve been his big breakout role.

by Anonymousreply 15June 1, 2022 3:42 PM

Froy just isn’t good enough.

by Anonymousreply 16June 1, 2022 3:43 PM

"the Inheritance" was fucking terrible.

by Anonymousreply 17June 1, 2022 3:44 PM

The storyline and cast makes this sound like something to avoid like the plague. Seriously, I suspect the only people who will watch will be suburban moms and their teenage daughters.

by Anonymousreply 18June 1, 2022 3:47 PM

I’ll watch for Nick.

by Anonymousreply 19June 1, 2022 3:50 PM

There better be some graphic sex scenes. Don’t wimp out with that childlike kissy shit. Raw, animalistic poundings. I want to smell the man-sweat through my television screen.

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by Anonymousreply 20June 1, 2022 3:59 PM

You rarely see a pretty guy topping, like the one at R20. Otherwise they are some ugly macho boars like guys in straight porn. As if a guy has to be animal to penetrate.

by Anonymousreply 21June 1, 2022 4:08 PM

I think I get about half a chapter into this book and decided it was borderline fanfiction-esque it was so bad.

by Anonymousreply 22June 1, 2022 4:15 PM

I love this book. It’s very fanficton admittedly but I really enjoyed it. Admittedly, I’m a big Young Royals fan & back in the day I loved Princess Diaries. Love me a bit of royal fairytale nonesense 😂 I thought I hadn’t seen either of these actors but actually, I have seen Handsome Devil. The casting looks promising..

by Anonymousreply 23June 1, 2022 4:35 PM

The YA books was considered a bestseller.

There is a scene in the Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler movie "Big Business" where the bumpkin duo has to pretend to be the rich business tycoon duo. Their only frame of reference for how business and board rooms work is Dynasty. This was funny because it was so obviously NOT how the world actually worked and the idea that board rooms worked like they did on TV was laughable.

Now, this is how the majority of shows and books, especially YA novels, think the world actually works. Their only frame of reference is other poorly conceived media.

by Anonymousreply 24June 1, 2022 4:41 PM

Both look too old to play 21 year-olds. They should've gone with Sebastian Croft who is 20 and already looks princely.

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by Anonymousreply 25June 1, 2022 5:13 PM

The book was okay. If we hadn't been à la pandémie, I might not have finished it. But we were on lockdown, so I did. I don't remember it well enough to recall whether I pictured any particular actors. It would have been smart for them to hire Young Cal and Young Derek from Euphoria.

by Anonymousreply 26June 1, 2022 5:26 PM

Taylor Perez is sexy. Nice bulge too.

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by Anonymousreply 27June 1, 2022 5:39 PM

The book was cute. Escapist fluff though I do appreciate the author's research. She got a lot of details right about things like Washington, the White House, the British monarchy, etc. that other authors would brush aside.

by Anonymousreply 28June 1, 2022 5:42 PM

Are you the "Bash" troll, r25, the DL'er who has started 6 or 7 threads dedicated to Sebastian Croft? I am as attracted to him as some of you are to Tim O'Tay. The day we stop having Sebastian Croft threads cannot come too soon. He's more Artful Dodger to me than Princeling of anywhere.

Insert vomit emoji.

by Anonymousreply 29June 1, 2022 5:44 PM

🤮.

by Anonymousreply 30June 1, 2022 5:46 PM

R29 Not the poster but what's wrong with Sebastian? There are many far more annoying threads on DL than his. A handful of posters gossip about him because he's in a glass closet, much like DL was about Connor Jessup a while back.

I liked Nicholas Galitzine in Handsome Devil - Heartstopper reminds me of it funnily enough.

by Anonymousreply 31June 1, 2022 6:07 PM

Does Nicholas descend from the fabulous dearly departed Princess Galitzine featured in MAHOGANY?

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by Anonymousreply 32June 1, 2022 6:12 PM

The do look far too old to be playing 21 year olds. The guy playing Alex in particular. Kinda of a shame really as it felt like we were moving away from us having to suspend belief that 30 year olds are teens/young 20’s. But both are quite attractive, if they have the chemistry then they’ll make an attractive pair. Maybe they felt the need to cast slightly older actors to make the sex scenes less like watching youngsters having sex!

I see some outrage that Alex is too white? I never read him as super dark skinned. He’s half Mexican right? So not white obviously but I think this actor is probably about right?

by Anonymousreply 33June 1, 2022 6:48 PM

Uma Thurman will play the President

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by Anonymousreply 34June 2, 2022 5:10 PM

Uma doesn't get cast in nearly enough things.

I like her. She was fantastic in Gattaca and Kill Bill.

They ought to cast her more often.

by Anonymousreply 35June 2, 2022 6:49 PM

The image of Uma as Poison Ivy from Batman & Robin is etched into my memory from childhood. The movie is bad, but I didn’t know that back then lol

by Anonymousreply 36June 2, 2022 7:45 PM

Nick is quite sexy on screen but it would take good couple chemistry to make this movie work. It's like a gay rom com, which means you get all the cliches of meeting, fighting, kissing, splitting, and reuniting. The book was just okay like a more polished fanfic.

by Anonymousreply 37June 2, 2022 8:11 PM

The boys

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by Anonymousreply 38June 10, 2022 8:05 PM

I wish they were cute.

by Anonymousreply 39June 10, 2022 8:18 PM

Nicholas is cute/pretty handsome. Taylor is kind of sexy. This sounds like a horrible show. I read the Wikipedia description of the book on which it is based, and I see there is a trans woman Secret Services agent and a pan White House staffer. Oy.

by Anonymousreply 40June 10, 2022 8:32 PM

Thanks for the info, r40. Definitely skipping it.

by Anonymousreply 41June 10, 2022 8:34 PM

Nicholas sexy

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by Anonymousreply 42June 10, 2022 8:37 PM

Another Nicholas body pic

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by Anonymousreply 43June 10, 2022 8:38 PM

I think they are both really handsome in their own ways! And for me, very well cast, do agree maybe a bit older than the books but makes no difference to the story so who cares.. really don’t get peoples upset in their casting. Maybe it’s cos I’m in my 30’s & I’d rather watch people more towards my age than two 20 year olds!

by Anonymousreply 44June 10, 2022 8:42 PM

R40 I read the book and I can't even recall any of those representation characters. They are just background characters who don't really get any development. They are just there to push the gay love story plot along.

by Anonymousreply 45June 10, 2022 8:47 PM

Connor Jessup [italic]was[/italic] really close friends with screenwriter Matthew Lopez who will make his directorial debut with Red, White & Royal Blue.

They hung out in London in late October (with Sebastian Croft and Joe Locke) and liked each other's social media posts up until December. Now Connor, Sebastian and Joe have unfollowed Matthew who in turn has unfollowed them... what drama went down?

[quote]matthewmichaellopez After 17 months of pandemic friendship, countless zooms and FaceTimes and a Russian novel-sized volume of text messages, I finally got an arm around the wonderful @connorwjessup and suddenly all is right with the world. 📸@sebastiancroft

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by Anonymousreply 46June 10, 2022 8:58 PM

Ooo 👀

by Anonymousreply 47June 10, 2022 9:03 PM

Jennifer Lopez for the mexican president.

by Anonymousreply 48June 10, 2022 9:08 PM

The president is white, played by Uma Thurman. Her ex husband is Mexican, hence the half-Mexican kids.

by Anonymousreply 49June 10, 2022 9:45 PM

r46 pissed that he didn't get cast as Henry?

by Anonymousreply 50June 11, 2022 11:31 AM

R46 late but i feel like it has to be a hookup with Connor gone wrong? I can't imagine what else beyond sex/romance would make THREE people all end up unfollowing him. weird as hell though.

by Anonymousreply 51June 18, 2022 11:56 PM

R51 They were really good friends so something definitely went down.

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by Anonymousreply 52June 19, 2022 5:58 AM

[quote][R51] They were really good friends so something definitely went down.

Yeah, this has all the trappings of an attempted hookup gone bad.

Even witht he Me Too, revealing you were offered a sexual quid pro quo is still dicey for the career. I can see where they may have offered Cimino the lead role in Red White and Royal Blue, but made it contingent.

I saw Taylor Zakhar Perez in The Kissing Booth movies (sue me, I find the predictable story beats of rom coms somewhat soothing). He was fine, but reads too old for this role. Cimino would have been better. Actually, the meta of casting Cimino for this and casting George Sear (who is British) in the Prince Henry role would have been hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 53June 19, 2022 12:53 PM

It's kind of cute seeing all the young Hollywood gays desperately butter up to this Matthew Lopez guy wrote this. Also that Adam Silvera who did several others. And now all these books are getting film adaptations. It's so obvious they're all vying for roles in these upcoming YA gay projects.

by Anonymousreply 54June 19, 2022 12:59 PM

If you follow publishing, Adam Silvera's YA books have been hitting the "best of" lists for the past few years.

No idea if they're any good, but they seem to have cornered the market on gay latino teen protagonists (no surprise). Several of his books are getting adaptations, or so it seems.

I will say that the premise of one of his books, They Both Die at the End, intrigued me - and seems like the ending DL didn't know it needed.

[quote]On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

by Anonymousreply 55June 19, 2022 1:05 PM

R54 makes me think that this role might have been why Andrew Matarazzo made his little rant the other day about his friends not reciprocally supporting him. I don’t know if he has ties to either the director or either glass closeted actor. But there’s no way he didn’t seek an audition for this.

by Anonymousreply 56June 19, 2022 1:33 PM

😂 Andrew Matarazzo’s ugly ass isn’t entitled to anything. The lower half of his face is too wide.

by Anonymousreply 57June 19, 2022 2:14 PM

R55, that sounds patently awful.

by Anonymousreply 58June 19, 2022 2:19 PM

[quote][R55], that sounds patently awful.

How can you possibly say that the ending of a story where they tell you upfront that BOTH main characters die is awful.

It's the stuff of DL legend - it's the story someone wrote after reading the DL classic, "and then they died" that is used in so many threads.

by Anonymousreply 59June 19, 2022 3:16 PM

r59, I was talking about the story as a whole. "Death-Cast"? "End Day"? An app called "Last Friend"?

Puke.

by Anonymousreply 60June 19, 2022 5:28 PM

I love the casting for this. I had them in my head as grown adults around my age (26) so for me, they work just fine. I know they are meant to be a bit younger but to me, they are written like older adults. Taylor’s got a lot of criticism but I don’t get it. I really see his character through the screen without even seeing him act. Confident, charismatic, really kind looking face. And I think he’ll play well against Nick. They look good together, they look a similar age. Nick is bang on. He’s the handsome prince Britain wishes it had.

Do we know who is playing who yet in the rest of the class?

I guess that’s perils of books into films. We all see them differently. Worked out for me this time!

by Anonymousreply 61June 19, 2022 5:45 PM

^ Uma Thurman will play Ellen Claremont, the President of the United States and Alex's mother.

by Anonymousreply 62June 19, 2022 6:10 PM

Looking forward to the scene where the President walks though a power point with her son about his same sex relationship with a British prince.

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by Anonymousreply 63June 19, 2022 6:13 PM

Nicholas will be blond in the film

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by Anonymousreply 64June 19, 2022 6:21 PM

I got Uma. I couldn’t work out who was June. I assume the girl from This Is Us is Nora? Who is Polo Morin playing? Luna?

I hope they don’t make this film for an under 18 audience. I fear it gets put into the HS category of books & will go really tame. The book isn’t shy about them having sex, in fact it’s a biggish part of their story. I don’t need major sex scenes but I hope they don’t back off entirely. It’d be nice to see a realistic take on a gay relationship.

by Anonymousreply 65June 19, 2022 6:25 PM

Stephen Fry has also been cast. What character will he play? The Republican who is Alex's mother's opponent in the election?

by Anonymousreply 66June 19, 2022 6:28 PM

Obviously, the Queen of England.

by Anonymousreply 67June 19, 2022 6:32 PM

Maybe? I’d not be convinced he could carry an American accent plausibly. Stephen Fry has never really impressed me acting. I was hoping his part was fairly minor. There aren’t many British parts I guess.

by Anonymousreply 68June 19, 2022 6:34 PM

That would be funny. The Queen Mary character is a real bitch in the book.

by Anonymousreply 69June 19, 2022 6:35 PM

Taylor Zakhar Perez AND Nicholas Galitzine?! Not to mention Clifton Collins, jr., and Sarah Shahi!

Truly, more stars than there are in heaven!

by Anonymousreply 70June 19, 2022 6:38 PM

Fry might be playing Leo, who is the President's second husband, Alex's stepdad. Minor character in the book.

by Anonymousreply 71June 19, 2022 6:43 PM

R64 Looks better with his natural hair color than this dye job. The prince's looks is not supposed to scream gay after all.

by Anonymousreply 72June 19, 2022 7:47 PM

R71 = idiot

by Anonymousreply 73June 19, 2022 7:50 PM

Hmm, I don’t hate it. They’ve left it very dark underneath. His hair naturally is very dark blonde, I think they could have got away with just lighting it up a bit or not bother.

I know asking if actors are gay is not the done thing these days but I always remain curious. Authentic queer casting on this one? As is often the done thing these days..

by Anonymousreply 74June 19, 2022 8:09 PM

TZP is closeted, but in a longterm relationship with some Asian lawyer/agent/something guy. I remember there being details on his ŁPSG thread.

Nicholas Galitzine has never been in a public relationship to my knowledge. I think he’s gay.

by Anonymousreply 75June 19, 2022 8:19 PM

Galitzine has been fairly transparent on social media with his relationship with Austin Kevitch.

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by Anonymousreply 76June 19, 2022 8:32 PM
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by Anonymousreply 77June 19, 2022 8:33 PM

Galitzine is wearing a rainbow in r38’s pics.

by Anonymousreply 78June 19, 2022 8:46 PM

Cool. Thanks. Not hugely surprised neither of them are out, if they are gay. Taylor strikes me as the classic good looking one cast for all the girls to fancy onscreen.. quite an out there choice to go for a very gay role (well bi but a gay relationship being portrayed).. but it comes with a built in fanbase & will be popular.

by Anonymousreply 79June 19, 2022 9:08 PM

R25 no thanks. I saw his side profile in heartstopper once, I could only see his nose.

by Anonymousreply 80June 19, 2022 10:40 PM

Who is Austin?

by Anonymousreply 81June 20, 2022 1:20 AM

Austin is some CEO who started a dating app.... He's being linked with Camila Cabello, so he must be gay.

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by Anonymousreply 82June 20, 2022 3:12 AM

Who is Polo Morin playing? Raf? Also, Taylor Perez is too tall and old to play Alex. The Prince Henry character is supposed to be older and taller than Alex.

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by Anonymousreply 83June 20, 2022 9:32 AM

Taylor is just fine. He & Nick look very similar ages & they look really good together. I am a genuine mega fan of the book but happily accept the film will have notable differences. The actors may not be exactly as written, taller, hair colour, eye colour etc. The story will differ in places too, that’s how book adaptions work. And that’s OK so long as the overall story is faithful & the actors do a great job. Presumably, Taylor & Nick had decent chemistry in their auditions & impressed.

No-one is sure on Polo. Luna is the obvious choice but not sure why he is in London if so. Unless they are filming internal scenes in London studios perhaps. I’ve seen Philip floated about but surely not?!

by Anonymousreply 84June 20, 2022 10:45 AM

Is that a man at R82? Trans?

by Anonymousreply 85June 20, 2022 11:30 AM

I read the book, an easy read, should make a cute movie.

by Anonymousreply 86June 20, 2022 2:18 PM

I'm still wondering what character Stephen Fry is playing. R73 called me an idiot for suggesting that he might be playing Leo, Ellen's husband, in R71. Thanks R73, such a smart response you gave there. In any case, maybe Fry is playing a new character who is in the film adaptation but not in the book. A Prime Minister?

by Anonymousreply 87June 20, 2022 3:05 PM

R87 The Queen of course! lol

by Anonymousreply 88June 20, 2022 6:43 PM

R15 Froy is great, he lacks charisma that actors often have.

by Anonymousreply 89June 20, 2022 8:17 PM

Starting to see the logic of this casting decision.

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by Anonymousreply 90June 22, 2022 3:31 AM

R90 Taylor has such drooping eye lids...

by Anonymousreply 91June 22, 2022 5:38 AM

Who is she?

by Anonymousreply 92June 22, 2022 5:39 AM

The casting is great, I don’t know what everyone was complaining about. Taylor in particular is so Alex. And Nick could pass as a royal if they had some better looking genes kicking around. Nice to see them being told to joke about the height being the wrong way round, it’s really doesn’t make a difference to the story!

by Anonymousreply 93June 22, 2022 6:52 AM

Based on the video at R90, they have already had sex.

by Anonymousreply 94June 22, 2022 7:24 AM

Based on Taylor’s re-post of that video, that makes him sound a lot like his character, they know exactly how to play to the fans & get them onboard.

by Anonymousreply 95June 22, 2022 8:54 AM

They’re both hot and (possibly/probably?) gay so I’ll definitely give the film a watch when it comes out.

Even if the source material is awful frau-bait

by Anonymousreply 96June 22, 2022 3:28 PM

They are hot. Although Taylor has an entirely crypto based twitter account. Sigh.

by Anonymousreply 97June 22, 2022 6:34 PM

Filming in London

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by Anonymousreply 98June 23, 2022 1:25 AM

TZP looks about 36 years old on set, bless his heart

by Anonymousreply 99June 23, 2022 1:31 AM

[quote] They’re both hot and (possibly/probably?) gay

What do you mean possibly? You can’t cast someone not gay in a gay role. What year do you think this is? We’re not gonna stand for gay erasure!

by Anonymousreply 100June 23, 2022 2:31 AM

Who is TZP? And who is the other one? You all talk as if they’re well known people. Are they famous or only DL famous?

by Anonymousreply 101June 23, 2022 2:33 AM

R101 They are not famous even on DL. This is the first time I even knew Taylor existed, and I knew Nick Galitzine only from watching that cheesy High Strung movie.

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by Anonymousreply 102June 23, 2022 3:08 AM

I’m glad they’ve aged up the characters a bit. Mid-twenties makes far more sense to the entire story.

I’d never seen Taylor in anything but I did follow Nick. He’s been in a few movies I’ve enjoyed. Taylor’s upcoming Prime move about gaming looks.. awful.

by Anonymousreply 103June 23, 2022 10:10 AM

[quote]Who is TZP? And who is the other one? You all talk as if they’re well known people. Are they famous or only DL famous?

TZP was the "other man" in the Netflix Kissing Booth movies starring Joey King and DL almost-Fav Jacob Elordi.

The Kissing Booth movies were a fairly successful YA novel adaptation franchise on Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 104June 23, 2022 12:17 PM

The boys in tank tops

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by Anonymousreply 105June 24, 2022 11:04 AM

He’s just lovely.

His hair doesn’t look so bad here I don’t think..

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by Anonymousreply 106June 24, 2022 11:40 AM

Nick’s vanity single “Comfort” is out now.

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by Anonymousreply 107June 24, 2022 12:39 PM

Don’t hate the song. Would listen to it again. It’s no worse than a Harry Styles song & people go wild for that drivel.

by Anonymousreply 108June 24, 2022 3:34 PM

R107 His music sucks ass, he's a hot motherfucker tho.

by Anonymousreply 109June 27, 2022 4:54 AM

SQUEE

ADORBS

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by Anonymousreply 110June 27, 2022 6:05 PM

All I’m looking at is his arms. Fuck, he’s hot.

I came for Taylor, I’m staying for Nick.

by Anonymousreply 111June 27, 2022 7:04 PM

Cute R110. Let the homewrecking rumors begin 😂

by Anonymousreply 112June 27, 2022 7:11 PM

This Galitzine kid looks ravishingly beautiful in some photos, plain and lumpish in others. I think it's all in the angle of the lens on his bulbous schnozz.

by Anonymousreply 113June 27, 2022 7:15 PM

What homewrecking? Neither of them are married

by Anonymousreply 114June 27, 2022 8:10 PM

Prior to this casting, I’d only ever seen him in Handsome Devil & he confused me throughout the entire film. I couldn’t pin point if I found him quite attractive or not at all. I was slightly mesmerised by his face. And I find myself mesmerised all over again, but this time far more convinced he’s is utterly beautiful 90% of the time.

by Anonymousreply 115June 27, 2022 9:03 PM

[quote]Prior to this casting, I’d only ever seen him in Handsome Devil

Prior to r115, I didn't even realize he was the guy from Handsome Devil.

by Anonymousreply 116June 27, 2022 10:04 PM
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