Cary Elwes is quite simply one of the loveliest humans on the planet. The Spotlight on Cary Elwes was so worth the huge Saturday line.
Exhibit A: his delightful stories about especially Princess Bride, but also all his work. Why? Hilarious stories about Andre the Giant’s giant farts, and his darling impressions of everyone he worked with. Some were even accurate as well as funny. (Yes, I do own his memoir about Princess Bride, called As You Wish. Haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.)
Exhibit B: his propensity for hugging most people that asked him questions, especially if they were women or girls who seemed nervous.
Exhibit C: his habit of asking, and repeating, each person’s name as they approached w a question. Made sure he “introduced himself” to each one before proceeding. Class.
Exhibit D: self-deprecation without being insincere or cloying. When asked which was his favorite movie he’s ever worked on, he couldn’t answer because he seriously felt thankful to be working, an actor w a career, and expressed true gratitude at each project, the good and the bad.
What a guy.
(Btw; what the heck accent is that?? Welsh? English but he’s lived in the States for a really long time? Hm? Somebody?)