Alan Rickman Voted Broadway’s Sexiest Man, Interview with NPR

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Dec 12, 2011

Posted by Mel

Broadway.com recently asked readers to vote for Broadway’s Sexiest Man and Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) won the title. Second and third place went to Hugh Jackman and Nick Adams respectively.

Rickman also did an interview with NPR where he discusses a variety of topics including his new play “Seminar,” his role in Harry Potter, and playing villains:

On playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and other bad guys

“You
can’t … say to yourself, ‘I am playing a villain.’ [The characters]
don’t think they are anymore than heroes think that they’re heroes.
They’re just who they are and this is what they want. It’s other people
that put that label. So you can’t judge the character you’re playing
ever.

“And I suppose all I can say is as time has gone on, I’ve been fortunate to do things like Sense and Sensibility and Truly Madly Deeply. [In] Love Actually, [Rickman's character, Harry] might have been naughty, but not exactly a villain. …

“[Playing
a villain is] a very small part of whatever I’ve done. It’s like two or
three parts, and they just happened to have big publicity budgets. But
… it’s not the major area of my work.”

Thanks so much to potions fan for the links to both of these items!





21 Responses to Alan Rickman Voted Broadway’s Sexiest Man, Interview with NPR

Avatar ImageSpellRose says: You can't compete with Sev <3 Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: He's not the most handsome of men, but there's that aura of intelligence, charm and THAT VOICE! Sigh... Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: By Grabthar's Hammer thats cool!Avatar ImageHarryLoverAllRound says: Who else would it go to. Come on, he's got it. Avatar ImageHarryLoverAllRound says: Who else would it go to. Come on, he's got it. Avatar ImageSnape_Man says: Alan Rickman talks with NY Times' Patrick Healy, 01.07, 10am, The Times Center, TICKETS http://artsandleisureweekend.com/ NYCAvatar Imagekyrstalkris says: CONGRATS! Haha, I'm not surprised. xDDAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: Exactly, who else would get the top award. :) And kudos to Huge Jackman coming in second, I love that man. <3Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Cool! Congrats! XDAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Haha I love how he won this! Avatar Imagechrissiexoxo says: finally! :DAvatar Imagetibby71 says: He so deserves it :)Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: Haha! Definitely deserves this... I mean, HONESTLY, who else? Love it, congrats!Avatar ImageAlexSnape says: The polls don't lie. No competition, really. ;)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That's Cool! Congrats! Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Harry snubbed at the Golden Globes. Well this bodes well for the rest of awards season thenAvatar ImageAnna Libertas says: Congratulations to him! He deserved the award though, I mean who else could have won it?Avatar ImageErin Lovegood says: Agreed AlexSnape, no competition. The man is sexy beyond belief. Avatar Imagehewy says: Truely he is a great stage actor and yes supremely sexy!!! No doubt about it!!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Congrats!Avatar ImageGloria says: Stop it, people. If you continue to inflate that man's EGO, he's going to explode. Or worse, he may decide to have even more cosmetic surgery *shudder*... Besides, he's mortified by this sort of thing (how come no one is blown away by my extraordinary talent + my RADA training, and my audience consists only of women who seem to find my ageing body irresistible and whose irritating giggling constantly interrupts my stellar performance?) I remember when a bunch of fangirlies voted him "Favourite Londoner" in Time Out magazine... My God, he was LIVID! As a result, he started treating anyone he suspects of being a fan with utter contempt. He now signs autographs outside the theatre with the same enthusiasm of a celebrity contestant in the jungle eating insects. Still, I admit that's a bit better than not bothering to sign at all, like others do... And if you've been to the stage door, don't fool yourself: he didn't 'smile' at you, that's just his old forced grin. Wake up, girls. It took me many years, but I did, and I'm glad.

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