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GRRRR.
And for the record....

Because in the places where the idiots continue to discuss it, and continue to live in denial, and continue to self-righteously state that whatever an actor says about himself should be taken as gospel, I'm not allowed to say the frickin' obvious, which is that if an actor makes a statement about his age, he's made said age a public issue, and thus open for discussion...

JAMES MARSTERS IS 39 YEARS OLD.

OI. A very beautiful 39, and there's nothing wrong with it. There's nothing especially wrong with him saying he's 10 years younger. But don't feed me bullshit about me being required to take that as fact, when it isn't, or tell me I'm not allowed to call him on it.

Bloody well get over it. The man lies. Very prettily, and it's not a major character fault to lie about one's age, but Christ. It's not like stating you're heterosexual or a Mormon, and people should respect your right to give yourself that label.

It's a matter of public record.

It's not part of his private life.

It wouldn't even be part of his private life if he *hadn't* made an age-statement to the public. once he does, the fact that said statement is a bald-faced, though cute, lie, is not something that must be hushed up because actors deserve a private life.

If I want to say he's vain, for making that public statement, I damn well will.

Here.

Not, as pointed out to me, at the Buffy Cross and Stake, where any discussion about the actors that implies that they might in any way be human beings to be held up to the same standards as any other, is verboten, unless it's praise or criticism of acting so politely phrased that it might as *well* be praise.

but I'm not bitter.

-- And I *know* it's a stupid issue. It just pisses me off to see people arguing about it, and it pisses me off more when somebody says I'm not allowed to join in. ;-) --

sabershadowkat

2001-11-21 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

*snerk* The fans just refuse to believe it, and JM did say at least once that all PR managers tell their clients to lie about their age. And why wouldn't he lie? He's almost a full decade older than the next Scoob, putting up near ASH, and while ASH is sex on a stick he's also considered 'old' to the teenybopper audience, while NB, et.al, are the young studmuffings. Hmm, hard choice - be considered a mature good-looking man, or a gorgeous boy-toy?

zortified

2001-11-21 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

We could just sandwich him inbetween ASH and NB and think about it really hard. Stare at them for long hours, do meticulous research....

They'd best be shirtless, too, so we can make *sure* we make the proper decision.


ephemera

2001-11-22 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanking you kindly for *that* mental image - *grin* Damn fine looking group of men. Would have guessed JM to be younger - but then beauty and experience...

Anonymous

2001-11-21 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Now *that* information hadn't reached my little corner of the universe, but then I'm not too interested in the actors, really. But...39? *boggles* Hope I look that good when I'm that age, is all I can say.

Kay

Anonymous

2001-11-21 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

well, he may be 39, but he's a damn sexxxy 39 year old. *shrugs* and it's not like the earth is gonna end in ruin just because people know his true age. hell, the fact that he ... *does math in head* ... 20 years older than me doesn't make me find him any less attractive. i've always known i've had a thing for older men. ;)

people need to get over themselves (which is apparently some advice the people at the Buffy Cross and Stake need to take into consideration, from your statement).

*ahem*

~liz

mpoetess

2001-11-23 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Eh. There's a fairly reasonable prohibition there against discussing the actors' personal lives, unless they've given out the information. But there's also a little coterie of self-righteous gits who feel the need to say that someone's age (or anything they give out in an interview or resume) is sacrosant, blah, blah, disrespectful to talk about it..

Meh. If he'd claimed to have graduated from Juilliard, then it was revealed that he hadn't, would it be disrespectful to mention it, or tell the people arguing vehemently that no matter what the college itself says, we should believe what JM's website claims?

(Not that he did claim such.)

I think the guy's quite cool, and certainly doesn't look his age. I also think he gets off on the confusion caused by the fact that the info is out there, and he won't comment on it. But it's disrespectful to posit that, apparently.

Anonymous

2001-11-21 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Holy fucking shit I did not know that. Wow.

hava

2001-11-23 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

39, huh? *giggle* so that's why he gets to bypass the makeup trailer when he's needed for a game face scene.

or else it's as we suspected, and he's just DAMN hot.

8P