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16 August 2011 @ 02:21 pm
tee hee.  
I was away this weekend, so when I called my mother for our usual chat, she'd made a list of things she wanted to remember to say to me. Two of them were fairly typical things, but the third was, "Was that your Doctor Who in the commercials for Fright Night?" I laughed and said, yes, that was David.

I don't know how it happened, but somehow or other I have made my mother the sort of person who recognizes David Tennant from a briefer-than-brief flash of his face in a random commercial. Hee.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on August 16th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
LMAO: Just the opposite with my daughter and I. When he first appeared and she rhapsodized over his good looks -- she wasn't a Nine fan--I pointed out that this David the same actor who portrayed Barty Crouch and that creepy guy from Secret Smile that she didn't want to watch, because he--and the storyline-- looked too scary and repulsive.

My Granddaughter is very exicited to see David, even though his version of Peter Vincent is as total sleeze. In the original with Roddy McDowell- the actor was just more a has-been, who took money because he had lost his job and home--but he was not quite the "douchebag" as David's version called in the film.

They always say, especially decent, pleasant men and women are better at portraying sleezes than individuals who actually are.
tempestsarekind: ten is a bookwormtempestsarekind on August 16th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Hee. I have no desire to see the movie, and neither does my mother--which is why it's especially funny that she recognized David in the commercial, since she probably wasn't paying all that much attention to it!

I hadn't really seen David in anything before I started watching him as the Doctor: I'd seen him in a miniseries of Trollope's He Knew He Was Right, but I'd completely forgotten that he was in it until I saw it on PBS again later. So I didn't have any unfortunate associations, fortunately.

Edited at 2011-08-16 07:26 pm (UTC)
viomisehuntviomisehunt on August 16th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
My kids and I loved the original Fright Night, so we're looking forward to the remake which seems to share the same cynical spirit towards the image of the romatic, angsty Vampire.

So I didn't have any unfortunate associations, fortunately.

At first BBC America was a Season behind SyFy which is the station I watched the First Season of the New Who. So while they were promoting David on SYFY in Doctor Who, BBC America was showing Secret Smile. It was rather like watching Sir Michael Gambon as the randy Sir Billy in Godsford Park bedore he showed up as Dumblerdore in Harry Potter.
tempestsarekind: ten has a secrettempestsarekind on August 16th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes--I can see how that would be...unsettling!

I'm all for cynicism about vampires--but I hate blood and gore, so I just stay away from *all* vampire stories, full-stop!