Friday, 22 April 2011

From Spartacus to Outlander?

When I first watched Spartacus: Blood and Stone (to give it the full title) was the first time I saw the actor Andy Whitfield on the screen and I let out an involuntary "Oooooo!". Maybe not the best of ideas as I was watching it on my laptop with the headphones on and I had to pause it in order to explain to my children that I wasn't in any kind of distress!  

For anyone who hasn't seen the delectable Andy Whitfield in action it is a sight that any red blooded woman (and man for that matter) should see at least once in their lifetime. The mini-series probably isn't for everyone. There is lots of sex, lots of violence, lots of blood, lots of nakedness, tons of corruption and betrayal and did I mention the sex? I consider myself pretty broadminded and even I was a tad shocked by some of it!

Anyway, Andy Whitfield is hooooot! He has the most beautiful slanted eyes I have ever seen on a human being and whilst he isn't a red head, he isn't a Scot and he is only 6' I would actually be willing to overlook that if he was to be cast as our very own Scottish Jamie! (Hair dye or wig not optional though).

The character Andy plays is Spartacus himself and as you can imagine he is excellent at the action scenes and has a "quite nice" body but it is the relationship with his wife which really makes you think of Jamie and the determination he feels to be reunited when they are separated.  I understand that Andy Whitfield is simply playing a role but some of the scripting could easily have come straight from a Diana Gabaldon book!

On a more negative note though, Andy Whitfield is currently undergoing treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma and therefore is currently quite ill and obviously not working at the moment. It is so sad that anyone, regardless of whether they are in the public eye or not, has to go through awful illnesses in that way and I'm sure we all wish him lots of luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery.


Melody said...

I thought the same thing when I first saw him. He's would make a great Jamie. I loved him in Spartacus.

I've been keeping an eye out for updates on him but haven't heard anything lately. He's seems like such a sweetie. I hate seeing him and his family go through this.

Anonymous said...

When I started watching S:BAS on Netflix I was immediately hooked. I watched all 13 episodes in 6 days. I cried my eyes out when Varro was killed. Also when Sura died.

Anyways, Spartacus didn't remind me of Jamie physically at all...but the love he had for Sura def did.


Anonymous said...

I actually just stumbled on him yesterday by accident. I had a holy sh*t it's Jamie moment. Then processed to google him and watch all of Spartacus in a day. I'm in love with him as Jamie. I'll let slide the fact that he is shorter then Jamie because he has jamie's face which I thought I'd never see on an actor.