Monday, November 27, 2023

Charles Melton From Salina, Kansas

There's a totally charming interview (and that photo and yes, I already added it to my Armpit Thread on Twitter) in the New York Times with May December actor Charles Melton that dropped over the weekend (of course it's totally charming, it was conducted by our pal Kyle Buchanan) that I recommend reading, especially if you've seen the Todd Haynes film by now -- most anybody who does walks away with a great big wow stamped on their foreheads with regards to the former Riverdale actor's performance. (Here is my review of the movie.) If you haven't seen it yet fret not, it hits Netflix this Friday. Anyway two extremely random things jumped out at me from the interview -- one, Melton turns on Radiohead's album Kid A in the middle of it, which is a surefire way straight to my heart. And two -- he did his first acting tests in Salina, Kansas, and I can't be the only person who reads "Salina, Kansas" in Kim Novak's voice, can I? If you have no idea what I am talking about -- in Vertigo when Jimmy Stewart rediscovers Novak after her (first, faked) death, she shows him her ID which shows her being from "Salina, Kansas." I told you these thoughts were random! So if you read all of that go buy yourself something nice, you earned it. 

1 comment:

Laramie Dean said...

Judy begging Scottie to believe she's from Salina, Kansas, is the first thing I thought of.