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One of the hats I get to wear occasionally is that of a voice actor. Basically, when you hear a voice but don’t necessarily see the person speaking, that’s the kind of stuff I do! It’s great fun, and any opportunity for me to talk, talk, talk, is one I don’t usually let slip by. Anyway, sometimes I get access to cool events, like the one I went to last night! It was a screening of the movie “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.” The movie stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, along with the ever-funny Bill Hader, and always remarkable William Hurt (looking very hipster in a beard!)

Q&A with the cast and writer!

Q&A with the cast and writer!

After the screening, we were treated to a Q & A with Chastain, McAvoy and the writer-director of the film, Ned Benson. That part was awesome, and it helped to process the film further which is an artistic feat, considering that it is culled from two other films. What did I say? Yeah, so the talented Mr. Benson had this brilliant idea to make two films from the different perspectives of his lead characters. They are called “Him” and “Her”, they will be released in October it seems. What “Disappearance” is, is a compilation of sorts, of those two films given to us objectively as opposed to subjectively, which is how we will see “Him” and “Her.” Geez, am I making any sense here? Trust me, you will connect to these characters in this film, and want to delve deeper when the other two movies come out, that’s kind of all you need to know. “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” opens today and if your head is in a thinking mood, and/or you want motivation to be introspective and reflective, then go see it!! My kids were excited that I was going to be at an event both with Chastain and McAvoy. I have boys, so they were excited about Chastain, well because she’s kinda hot, and McAvoy because duh, he’s Professor X from X-Men.

Professor X has a Totem!

Professor X has a Totem!

The boys wanted me to try to get Totems to the actors and I couldn’t let them down! Unfortunately, I did not see Ms. Chastain, after the event, but James McAvoy was milling about so I had someone hand him Bulldog. In his exquisite Scottish accent, he asked “What is this?” The woman told him it was from me and he promptly headed up the stairs to say thank you and introduce himself. He was gracious and lovely (which is why I didn’t ask for a picture) and he happily talked to my friend and I about his 4 year old and preparing for his upcoming theater stint. Needless to say, my friend and I were completely besotted, because yes, he’s that good looking in person, too! Go see the movie and then go see the other two, because it’s a study in human nature and who can’t relate to that?!

Stay well.

If you would like a Bulldog Totem, just like James McAvoy, you can order one today just by clicking on any of the images on the left!!