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to be honest...

Magpie
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I think Damon is more entertaining - as an actor promoting a movie - than Freeman. Martin came off a bit flat in both the Letterman show and the Today show (where, again, Damon got considerably more time on air than Freeman and sat down in the studio whereas Freeman showed up outside and appeared only a few minutes).

There could be lots of reasons why he isn't as entertaining on these talk shows as other actors are... lots of actors are spectacular when they're acting and not so entertaining as themselves. Or they might be exhausted from all the press interviews. Or they might not connect with the host. (I don't think much of either the Today show - especially the outside segments - or David Letterman. I'm curious to go watch the Colbert segment to see how he did.)

But there wasn't anything about either of those appearances that makes me want to see the Hobbit and I already want to see the Hobbit. I could easily believe that staffers from those shows sussed up Freeman's entertainment potential before air time and decided how much time to give him from that assessment.

Also, these actors are contracted to make these appearances and not all want to do it. It may be that Martin didn't want to appear longer than necessary.

I just watched Elijah on Live with Kelly and Michael and he knows the game to play on these shows. Bright and engaging.

edit to add: watching Colbert now and Martin is considerably more engaged with Colbert than he was with Today and Letterman. I blame it on the hosts of those previous shows. Like I said, I don't think much of either.


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(This post was edited by Magpie on Dec 5 2012, 3:58pm)

Subject User Time
Martin on the Colbert Show tolktolk Send a private message to tolktolk Dec 5 2012, 1:07pm
    It's a riot! Lauryn Send a private message to Lauryn Dec 5 2012, 1:14pm
    He was also on David Letterman shadowdog Send a private message to shadowdog Dec 5 2012, 3:06pm
        was stunk about Letterman Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Dec 5 2012, 3:31pm
            to be honest... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 5 2012, 3:53pm
                yeah I will agree Magpie Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Dec 5 2012, 3:58pm
                    I just edited my comments with new thoughts upon watching Colbert, sinister // Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 5 2012, 3:59pm
                        Haven't seen the others yet Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Dec 5 2012, 4:17pm
                            The Today show segment is available online... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 5 2012, 4:22pm
                Well Damon and Elijah shadowdog Send a private message to shadowdog Dec 5 2012, 3:59pm
                    Martin Freeman strikes me as sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 5 2012, 4:20pm
                        I agree Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 5 2012, 4:27pm
                            M. Freeman on Dave sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 5 2012, 4:48pm
                            It's probably Letterman himself Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Dec 6 2012, 2:06am
                                Lol. Finally saw it. nt totoro Send a private message to totoro Dec 10 2012, 3:57am
                I agree that Dave BrandonMata Send a private message to BrandonMata Dec 5 2012, 5:55pm
                    Yeah, that was a good Letterman clip. sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 5 2012, 9:32pm
            I thought so too! Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Dec 6 2012, 1:57am
    Not a Colbert fan, but made this one exception Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 5 2012, 5:44pm

 
 
 

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