Sunday, July 21, 2013

Blind Items Revealed

April 11, 2013

This B list foreign mostly television actor in his home country is probably a C- lister here despite his great role on one of the hittest cable shows out there right now. When our actor got his start he had a huge hit in his own country and then crashed and burned until his US hit now on the air. Why did he crash and burn? Apparently he decided he wanted to remain faithful to his wife and turned down lots of great roles because it would have involved casting couch time.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game of Thrones"

48 comments:

Nancy said...

Oooh, I remember this one. I believe he was the popular guess. Love this guy!!!

a non a miss said...

Love him.

Snit said...

YAY!!!

Nemesis said...

This makes me like him :)

V said...

I love him! Glad to know he is one of the good ones.

Profane Ghostie Burrito Whore said...

I loved him when he was the lead in "New Amsterdam". Too bad the show was cancelled.

jane3113 said...

This should have been labeled a "Kindness Blind"

phoenix said...

amazing and awesome

Anna Nonymous said...

be still my beating heart! Good for him!

Nutty_Flavor said...

He's A+ in his home country, which is Denmark. Not all that hard - there's only 5.5 million people here, which is fewer than in greater Los Angeles. Basically, there are the same 5-10 stars in every single Danish movie. But he is huge - the only one bigger is Mads Mikkelsen.

phoenix said...

@Nutty, so he didn't crash and burn there then..

V said...

@Phoenix - he has always been popular in DK, probably the equivalent of a Brad Pitt? His status over there has just risen even further after GoT. Less of a gap between him and Mads these days.

texas rose said...

I didn't realize there was a casting couch issue for male actors. Is it women producers or gay male producers or both?

auntliddy said...

now I love him!!! Texas` its probably more about power- ie, look what I can make you do. I hate predator, male and female.

MrWolf said...

Jaime Lannister! Living the gimmick, Ser.

Nancy said...

@texas rose, my guess is both. I though I have no idea.
I thought Nikolaj was a pretty big deal in Denmark, this sounds like his attempt to make it in the US...he worked steady here but GoT is treated like his US breakthrough. Good for him for sticking to his guns.

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phoenix said...

Thank you V! Apparently Enty lives on another planet, lol

Nutty_Flavor said...

@Phoenix, I think the "crash and burn" was his failed series New Amsterdam, which was on Fox network.

I believe he still lives mostly in Denmark, which is a real sacrifice when you consider how much worse the weather is here than in Los Angeles. But he makes a big deal about putting family first.

His wife is an actress of Greenlandic descent - ie Inuit - and a former Miss Greenland, I believe.

Tina Mallette said...

someone clone this man stat

Amartel said...

Integrity is very attractive.
Add to that talent, character and good looks. You really have to wonder whether consumers of Hollywood's products are best served by the famewhore system. What else have we been missing out on?

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phoenix said...

@Nutty, thank you too!

8=====D - RememberKermitGosnell said...

I don't know him, but I love him in a straight way. I like people with good principles.

just curious said...

Casting couch???? Prolly from gay producers . There was a story about Brad Pitt being pursued by this gay producer in exchange for a part in a movie. Brad kept dodging him even to the point of lying about having a girlfriend at the time.

Del Riser said...

Now this is a truly shocking reveal from Hollyweird. An honorable man is very sexy. Too bad there are not more like him.

Nichole said...

Ooooooo those are cool Count thanks for sharing

Moonmaid said...

Well now I will love him forever!

Elizabeth312 said...

Yeah for a happy marriage and integrity!! I love him even more now!!

Elizabeth312 said...

Yeah for a happy marriage and integrity!! I love him even more now!!

Celimene said...

Definitely fits with what I've heard about him from industry friends here in Denmark. He's supposed to be one of the good guys. still Denmark-based as well. My husband often travels for work and has seen Nikolaj on the NYC-CPH flight several times.

And yes, the casting couch here is alive and well for both women AND men. I definitely know some older female stars in positions of power who've picked their younger male co-stars that way.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

His wife is gorgeous! Bravo, NCW! Love you for this!

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I want to add that since this item was published, I'd say he's moved up to C+/B- as he had a very big season on Thrones and has become much better known here in N America since April.

Mrswife29 said...

Oooohh--he might make a good lead in 50 Shades of Gray.

Unknown said...

Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, M.D.) has spoken out about the casting couch. A female casting director invited him over to her home one night to "discuss the role", after he made it to the final round of auditions for a big show. He kept refusing, didn't get the part, and subsequently, he never got another audition where this woman was involved in casting.

MISCH said...

I loved New Amsterdam they never gave it a chance

Amartel said...

Anyone who reads this site regularly, or any other gossip site for that matter, and hasn't figured out there's a casting couch for guys as well, is not really connecting the dots. Or has reading comprehension issues.

Hegg said...

Oh, I think a lot of us guessed this one!

Baka Neko said...

Did mama give any to his stardom?

Char said...

Love him even more now, if that's possible

Blake said...

The King-Slayer is an honorable man! I'm shocked!

PJJ said...

I remember that, smfh. I hate this industry

Shinobi Jedi said...

Curious how often the casting couch involved another man, instead of a woman and how much that had to do with it..

Stannis Baratheon said...

As if I didnt think Nikolaj wasnt awesome enough.

IMHO He and Charles Dance owned this season.

MsPink Kitty said...

My only question is... did he do the casting couch slouch to get the role on Game of Thrones?

D Brown said...

Saw a photo of him on set with his two daughters. Looked like a genuinely happy group, not a staged photo-op. If he is good to his wife I bet his daughters are Daddy's Little Princesses too.

Goodnight said...
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Goodnight said...

Aw, I really love him as an actor so I'm thrilled this is him. Not that people should actually NEED to be commended on staying faithful to their spouses, but I'm so glad he refused to play the casting couch game.

He doesn't need to with his talent, he's exceptional.