Have you developed a huge interest in an actor/actress long after they have died?
Last night, I saw Singing in the Rain for the very first time, not on TV, but at a real movie theater. It was magnificent and I’m still all tingly just thinking about it.
I’ve known about Gene Kelly my entire life, so 50 years now, and I’ve seen a lot of his dance numbers on TV over the years. I’ve always known he was a wonderful dancer, but seeing that movie last night, on the big screen simply mesmerized me.
I realized that I had never seen an entire Gene Kelly movie until last night, and now I’m feeling rather obsessed, and kind of sad that I didn’t get “into him” until now. Now I want to watch every single movie of his. Tonight I will watch An American in Paris on Netflix.
It would be great to see all of his movies on the big screen, but alas, last night was a rare treat, so everything else will have to be viewed on a computer screen.
I think Gene Kelly has entered the realm of Alan Rickman and Fran Drescher for me. I’m feeling a wee bit obsessed and am feeling excited to search for photos online and watch all of his movies and read any biographies about him. I know, I know, I’m a total geek fan girl with a big fat L on my forehead.
Have any of you guys ever developed a crush on a dead actor/actress? If so, what sparked your interest?