I had the surprise good fortune of meeting the actor Ben Chaplin this week. I don't actually know that many actors. Directors, yes. But actors? Not so much. And some are exhausting - commanding all the attention you have, all the time. But some are the best company imaginable. And in our short time together, Chaplin was just that. Super bright, super articulate, funny as hell, and great company. He had a way of making each conversation come alive. Illustrating what he meant by a Liverpudlian accent twinged with German or the beauty of sports. He explained how much he loved sports. How in the moment each game seems like the most important thing in the world, the only thing! But in the bigger scheme, is totally meaningless. Life life? But picture it better told, funnier, smarter. It was a real privilege to meet his acquaintance.
I can't wait to catch him in a couple of our finest Texas directors newest work.