Stardust and a close encounter

Charlie Cox and Claire Danes in Stardust
Charlie Cox and Claire Danes in Stardust

I saw Stardust some weekends ago. Overhyped maybe, but I loved it. It’s a fairy tale with humour. Don’t let big names like Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert de Niro put you off, there are enough Brits in it to make it worth seeing, and honestly Robert de Niro is playing a role I haven’t seen him play before (and he is a pirate, and we love pirates over here as you may have noticed). Ricky Gervais (who I still think is one of the funniest Brits around) is in it too, and despite being dressed up it just feels like he is playing either Andy Millman from Extras or David Brent from the Office. That doesn’t matter at all because he does that so well.

Other delights in this film: Nathaniel Parker (Inspector Lynley), the voice of Ian McKellen, Peter O’Toole, and new British cutie-pie of the year: Charlie Cox (hurrah for a daring casting director, brave enough to cast a relatively unknown actor, who happened to be pitch perfect for the role). The script has some beautiful British quirkiness as well. So yes, go see it.

I wrote the above some weekends ago but never got around to posting it, my editor didn’t find it interesting enough. I think he probably didn’t like the “cutie-pie” bit, he’s a bit sensitive sometimes, but I love him anyway.

Today I walked home from work. It was dark, it was rainy, it was late, I was tired and I passed the S&M cafe, and I thought – well why not. So I stepped in for another bangers and mash.

Trust me you really want to read the rest of this post…

When I walked to a table I looked into the eyes of man. Quite a handsome man. And the weird thing was he looked straight back at me. He had a one day beard and a hat on his head. And I had this notion that I had seen him before, and was about to think that he looked an awful lot like …

Two of his mates came in a bit later and sat down with him. I sat with my back to them.
I heard them talk. They asked him how he had been.
And he told them that his film had just come out.
Which film was that they asked him.

And he said:
Stardust.

The man who was eating Bangers & Mash right behind me in my S&M Cafe was in fact Charlie Cox.
How kinky stardusty is that.

I didn’t talk to him in the cafe, but when he left I asked him for some.
And he smiled and gave some to me. I put it carefully in a small bag and will keep it safe until the day I need it.

Some what you wonder?
Stardust.

I know exactly what I am going to do with it.

6 thoughts to “Stardust and a close encounter”

  1. I don’t know if it’s kinky, but it’s certainly cool. You can tell everyone you had bangers and mash with Charlie Cox. It’s a pity his name sounds like an 80’s porn actor.

  2. Stardust directly from Charlie Cox!!! Wow… that would convert me to bangers & mash, I think ;)

  3. Ah that S & M will get you every time! Stardust is a good thing … can I have some? I think I need some!

  4. When I first saw the trailer for Stardust I thought the young man was the one who plays Karl in Love Actually.

  5. It’s amazing, all these things happening to you. I think Charlie’s cute too.
    Feels weird lately that one fancies an actor and he turns out to be lightyears younger…Makes me feel like a grandma ;o)

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