Friday, April 29, 2016

Ben Foster, Fur Beast

No sooner had I tweeted about the fact that I'm seeing five plays over the next three weeks than was that picture of (click to embiggen, thanks Mac) and this interview in the NYT with Ben Foster - who's playing Stanley in a new staging of A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Gillian Anderson - brought to my attention. This is one of the shows I'll be seeing, and I'd bought my tickets way way back on the basis of Anderson alone, well before I knew I'd be gifted with a hefted-up and hirsute Ben in return. Good grief! Where did he even get all that body hair from? He's come a long long way from the slick twink he played in X-Men 3.


Sam said...

I saw it on Tuesday, it was amazing. Gillian Anderson is devastating. I've seen it before, but I don't think I've ever felt it so viscerally before.

Chip Chandler said...

Fathom Events streamed the version filmed in London a year or so ago with these two in the cast. It was fantastic. And DAMN, does the hirsute look work on Ben.

J.D. said...

wow that is what I call a man. Love the fur on him.