Porthos Week » day three
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howiecharles: 'The Boys! The Boys!!'
The Musketeers BBC Set Visit | CNBC-e Magazine Turkey, October 2014 (x)
Porthos Week: Day Five - One For All
"Did you ever think we’d abandoned you?"
Porthos weekDay Four - Howard Charles appreciation day(aka my favourite photos on his instagram x)
Porthos week: day 4, Howard Charles appreciation day: the way he understands, cares and talks about Porthos.
"Porthos is someone who enjoys life to the full because he knows the value and fragility of it. He was born in darkness and found the light. Becoming a musketeer is very much the zenith of his attainment. It means everything to him."
Remember when we all first read this interview? (this is only one of the many amazing quotes, just read it again). A collective understanding went through the small musketeers-fandom that this adaption of the musketeers was something else and that we would get a Porthos the likes we had never seen before. (not even exaggerating here, you all remember)
Time and again, in every interview (one of my faves being this one in which he explains that the musketeers have to earn the right to say the famous catchphrase and thus refuses to say it out loud before the finale airs) it’s been wonderful to see how much HC has thought about Porthos and how much he cares, breathing new life in him, making him a well-rounded complicated character with different sides: in short making Porthos incredibly interesting for us.
Not to mention the importance of the existence of a character such as Porthos, not only in honour of Dumas senior, but to have a mixed-race character in a period-drama (and hopefully many more PoC characters to come) and how openly, without shame and with deserved pride HC has talked about this (and defends him), we are very lucky indeed.
None of us understand Porthos like he does. so let’s just reread some of those interviews again: 1 / 2 / 3 / video interviews-playlist
"The reason why the musketeers regiment is so important for Porthos is that it is the only family he’s ever known. There’s an amazing amount of passion and pride for Porthos in being a musketeer. The Fleur De Lis that he wears on his shoulder guard means the world to him. That brotherhood."
As it’s Howard Charles Appreciation Day in #PorthosWeek, it seems fitting that we take a moment to sign and boost the petition for Sony Records to cast Howard in the role of General Alexandre Dumas in an upcoming adaptation of Tom Reiss’ book The Black Count.
If you have a Twitter account, please also consider tweeting #wefounddumas and #howardforgeneral at @SonyPictures.
The petition site is here. We need at least 1000 signatures, and right now we have a little over 800. Please show your support for Howard! He has boosted the petition on his Instagram a few times. I’m positive that seeing a surge in signatures would make his day!