Storyteller // Andrew’s Introductions.
‘my neighbour totoro’ music box
The apparently unstoppable Dame Maggie reads.
I’m actually going to steal a dear friend’s story here. Mr. D., my friend, used to work at a bookshop in London. Lovely as this gentleman is - and he is the nicest, sweetest man you could ever hope to meet - he simply never got around to reading the Harry Potter books. Not out of any snobbish anti- feels; they just weren’t his bag and he never got them on his brodingnagian reading list. Consequently, he was unfamiliar with the films as well. So one day, Maggie Smith walks into the shop and asks him were the Potter books are. He shows her and asks if she’s enjoying them. “Enjoying them?” she says. “My dear man, I’m living them.”
Wow, I just said bye to my friends, (who I met through HP) and looked at tumblr and saw this and now I’m kind of crying in the car and my driver thinks I’m bananas. But Maggie Smith is the best.
I AM SCREAMING
My manager called and was like, ‘“You got a nomination.” And I was like, “You’re making fun of me.” I didn’t know why he would call to prank me at this hour. I was like, “I won’t believe it until I see it in writing.” And then Taylor [Schilling] called me and told me congratulations, and for some reason I believed her. Then I called everyone back and said, “Now I’m buying it.” She wasn’t going to toy with me at that level. - Natasha Lyonne on hearing the news of her Emmy Nomination for her role as Nicky Nichols in Orange is the New Black.