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Robert Carlyle & Rumpelstiltskin

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Here is a transcript I did for you-know-who, thought someone else might like as well. This is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR8wAgqgcnE Woman reporter: So, I love the concept of this show, can you kinda break it down so people can understand* when the're first hearing it what the show is? RC: Well, you, a Once Upon A Time has two distinct realities, you have fairy tale land. And the fairy tale land is populated by all the characters you’ve ever known and loved, through your childhood, ahm, they’re kinda juxtaposed by ahh the real world, we have the village of Storybrooke. All of these fairy tale characters that you’ve seen* in the past all now live in Storybrooke, but they don’t know that they were fairy tale characters they don’t know who they are. For instance, I play Rumplestiltskin who* in the real world is Mr. Gold. He might know a little bit more than other people know, haven’t said that, (shakes his finger as if to erase that) ha, ha, most of them don’t actually understand this is where they come from, that their happy ending in the fairy tale land has been taken away from them. They’ve been put into this new world, to live pretty much in misery.* R: What intrigues you the most about a, this type of show? RC: Well, ah first of all it was the guys that wrote Lost. I thought that’s interesting, right away they, they, what they managed to do with Lost was to create this very very odd world and that’s what I seen when I read the script I thought that’s exactly what we need here, Storybrooke has, cannot be aaa, kitchen sink, can’t jump from fantasy fairy tale,* to a ya know, social realism. And it wasn’t, so wwwhen I read the script I could see that it was pretty much off balance, Storybrooke everything’s slightly off like that, (gesters with hands to show askew) well I felt that’s great, that means that the stuff we’re doing in the fairy tale land can go as far as we want, because it’s not such a big (claps hands) clash, when it gets to the other end. So that was the biggest a, thing for me, I thought this, how is this gonna work between* fairy land and Storybrooke? I thought this is gonna work extremely well. Strangely* enough, uhm, Rumplestiltskin was probably the first thing I ever seen, and that sounds very strange. I was about 6 years old at the time, I think in Glasgow, and this a, traveling theater group came around, and they did a version of Rumpelstiltskin, and I just, I always remember* this character, and* I didn’t know it at this time, this name, Rumplestiltskin, even the name it’s self is fascinating to me.* And I was absolutely taken by this, this character. The guy who played* Rumplestiltskin was a small guy, about like me, a wee guy as well, and I was fascinated by this guy, and I was really kinda interested in his story, I didn’t care (waves hand off) about the king, didn’t care about the daughter, or all of the gold, I thought, “what the hell, where does he come from?” I knew he wasn’t real, (points demonstratively) at 6, but I’m thinking, well, where’s the real one? TaHa, maybe there’s a real one, somewhere?* * So Rumplestiltskin, in actual fact, was one of the, the earliest characters for me.* R: I think it’ll be interesting for people to kind of see their childhood* characters in this new light, (RC: yeah) and kind of learn the lessons that you’re supposed to learn from your (RC: yes) storybook. (RC: yes)* RC: Well that’s what they’re about, all these fairy tale stories are in essence cautionary tales you know, that were told. Very popular in the victorian era, we don’t tell them so much nowadays ta children, which I think is a shame, because, uhm, if you take something like for instance, Hansel and Gretel, a great cautionary tale, you know, don’t take candy from strangers, don’t go to their home. Uhm, that in itself is enough to make you think twice about that, you know, so* that, that, this, all these, these, I think this is what, what these, uhm, these stories do for us, they, they tap back in your psyche for childhood and we feel safe in there, you know.*
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RC: once I had that in my mind, ...I thought then I know how he looks and how he moves, then I needed to find some kind of voice, ah, because I couldn’t imagine, this, this voice wasn’t really gonna do it. (laughter) And uhhh, actually it was my son, my 6 year old son, uh Pierce. Uh, I just suddenly heard him, because he runs, walks about the house doing this kind of (in very high pitch voice) “baabaa deedee bing(?) (audience: major laughter and applause as RC looks and points as if at him) that’s him, that’s him. So I (once had to work?) all these things together.

I really can't say if "Pierce's words" are anywhere like what RC was saying, it's very funny and strange!



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