So I’m chilling out rather nicely now.
The fact I have just over two weeks ahead of me to do what I want is finally sinking in.
The first movie of my annual leave was Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and all I can say is…. Tom Cruise is crazy!!!
That plane stunt at the beginning of the movie is amazing. I still can’t believe they actually strapped him to the side of the plane and took off… 8 times!!… to get the shots they needed.
Anyway, they’ve done it again. I thought Ghost Protocol was going to be hard to beat but this one is just as good.
So, it looks like laying in is not going to happen.
I’m waking up at 7 and trying to lay in but not making it past 8.
So I’ve sat here with my milky coffee contemplating things.
As my family will tell you and anyone who reads my blogs will know, I’m addicted to 2 actors.
They are not huge household names like Tom Cruise.
They have both done movies or TV shows that most people have seen at some point.
For some reason they have just clicked with me and I love keeping up with their work and what they get up to out of work.
Karl Urban and Joel Kinnaman
They are both currently filming 2 of the biggest films of next year.
Karl in Star Trek and Joel in Suicide Squad.
This will be Karl’s third outing as Dr McCoy but it is Joel’s first outing as Rick Flagg.
Suicide Squad is DC’s attempt to keep up with The Avengers and I’m hoping it will lead to more for Joel.
They both have one film in post-production and one in pre-production.
Karl was Judge Dredd and Joel was Robocop.
Karl has now been in two big franchises as ‘Eomer’ in ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Dr McCoy’ in ‘Star Trek’.
Joel has just entered into a franchise as ‘Rick Flagg’ in ‘Suicide Squad’
Joel has proved himself in TV, both in Sweden with ‘Johan Falk’ and ‘The Killing’ in the US.
Karl has also done TV work with ‘Almost Human’ ‘Comanche Moon’ and ‘Xena, Warrior Princess’
So when it comes to their work they are both on an even keel with around 40 credits each.
Now, outside of work, and this is where I realised things were taking a turn.
Joel loves family and friends and I love that.
Joel likes to party and I can also live with that.
But Joel’s idea of partying revolves around hip hop and unforunately that is as far from my idea of partying as it is possible to get.
As an actor and in the limelight he is my idea of style and fun.
Outside of work when he’s relaxing, dissapointingly, we would have absolutely nothing in common.
It’s good to see him having fun though.
Karl on the other hand is a dork!!
And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
He’s had a rough year with the breakdown of his marriage but he has two beautiful sons that he dotes on.
Outside of work he is himself, a ‘fan’ of the genre he works in.
He is a Star Trek fan and jumped at the chance to play Dr McCoy. A role he was born to play.
He campaigned to get Dredd filmed.
He’s taken trophies from most of his projects including the helmets of Eomer and Dredd.
He thrives on the convention circuit, not just as a guest but as a fan.
Karl comes across as the kind of guy you could quite happily have dinner and a beer with and end up talking about sci-fi.
So, when it come to their work, they are neck and neck.
But I’m afraid, Karl is the winner as the all rounder.
In and out of work, I love this man but I think if Me and the husband were to ever have the chance for that dinner and a beer I would lose out.
I can see it now, the conversation would end up with the husband and Karl talking Judge Dredd and I would be left to just sit and listen.
I could live with that!!