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Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:38 pm
by scatteringflowers
He totally looks like Bret... he was a really cute boy. :)
I thought he sang in italian too! It could have been lot of fun for me to hear if only it have been true :lol:

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:43 pm
by mockingbird
I wish some pictures of Jemaine as a kid would turn up. Unfortunately I don't think he did any performing when he was a child so I doubt they ever will unless one of his old schoolmates posts a class picture on Facebook or something.

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:34 pm
by LauraK
Well, there is that footage of him in a play when he was young...it's here somewhere. nonch will know. :D (Unless I dreamed it, lol...)

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:02 pm
by mockingbird
LauraK wrote:Well, there is that footage of him in a play when he was young...it's here somewhere. nonch will know. :D (Unless I dreamed it, lol...)

:o Wot?? How did I miss that??

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:22 pm
by nonchalant obsession
:geek: LauraK, you may be thinking of the vintage footage of wee Bret in The Hobbit. (which is actually quite ironic now, eh?)

I don't recall anything with a young Jemaine tho. :dunno:

Venus, I spent a bit of time digging for that ice cream commercial when that article came out. I couldn't find anything. I would LOVE for that ad to turn up.

Heehee! You guys should rent Oliver. :nod: Oliver Reed is so very, very good being really, really bad. And Jack Wild you may remember from HR Pufnstuf. He sublimely plays the Artful Dodger.

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:35 pm
by SheWolf
Oliver Reed? Guh, he's awesome. I shall rent.

I can't imagine Jemaine as a child at all. He only exists in adult terms to me so seeing anything of him as a kid would weird me out.

I believe Laura is referring to Bret little kid acting video not Jemaine.

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:45 pm
by nonchalant obsession
SheWolf wrote:Oliver Reed? Guh, he's awesome. I shall rent.

Seriously. :drool: He's almost hunky enough (and those eyes!) to make you understand why Nancy won't leave him. almost. :lol:

Aw SW, you never looked at pics of a boyfriend when he was just a lad!?!?!? (you know...trying to imagine what your kids might look like?) :wink: It doesn't weird me out at all.

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:52 pm
by SheWolf
When I think of Oliver Reed I think first of The Devils - what a wonderfully perverse film. :twisted: And what a sexy, charasmatic, intense so and so he seemed to be.

nonchalant obsession wrote:Aw SW, you never looked at pics of a boyfriend when he was just a lad!?!?!? (you know...trying to imagine what your kids might look like?) :wink: It doesn't weird me out at all.
A boyfriend yes, but not to imagine what potential offspring would look like. Jemaine no. Besides, even if I wanted kids (which I don't) I wouldn't need any old J photo to know our kids would be tallish with green eyes & good shoulders. :wink:

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:09 pm
by nonchalant obsession
I think seeing or learning about the child can give some understanding of the adult. :D :P What's weird about it anyway? :lol: I adore the closing scene (?) in Bridget Jones's Diary where it shows the child Bridget and young Darcy at the birthday party. Too adorable, and quite telling. :heart:

Seeing Bret and learning of his experiences as a young boy perhaps gives us a bit of insight into his ease with audiences now. It makes me think that he's always enjoyed entertaining and has probably been delighting crowds most of his life. :heart:

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:16 pm
by SheWolf
I was only talking about Jemaine so I'll get out of the Bret section now since I have nothing constructive to add to a Bret discussion.

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 9:23 pm
by LauraK
Ha, for once I actually stayed on-topic and my brain was indeed thinking of young Bret in that Hobbit play- (which is why I thought nonch would know) so thanks nonch & SW. :)

I bet Jemaine as a child gets a bit geekier the further back we'd go....I think I'd get all motherly and "awwwww!" and protective and that's not how I want to feel in regards to Jemaine.....but then again I bet he was the cutest little guy!!

no! he's big! He has manly shoulders and a gorgeous big head and jaw and all that lovely hair.....

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:06 am
by Nancy
Ah yes, "Oliver!" I did the show, and played...Nancy, of course! At the time, domestic abuse wasn't in the spotlight, and quite honestly I don't think was even brought up during rehearsal - how times change. I'm sure there would have been quite a discussion about the meanness of Bill Sikes, why did Nancy stay with him, etc. I gotta admit, I had a great time singing the crap out of As Long As He Needs Me. And Bretty would have been an outstanding Oliver.
Okay, I'm blending Spanish and Italian here:
(to be sung to the tune of "Where Is Love?) "Donde Esta Amor?" :sing:

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:32 pm
by nonchalant obsession
Nancy! You are the PERFECT Nancy! :D You've got the killer voice, bod and general gorgeousness...not to mention the red hair. I'm sure you slayed that song. What a great role! Can you imagine playing young, saucy Nancy to the child actor Bret? :roll2: I believe 'Oliver' had more than just a little crush on 'Nancy'. :eyelashes: And she found him irresistible as well. :wink:

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:31 pm
by mockingbird
LauraK wrote:Ha, for once I actually stayed on-topic and my brain was indeed thinking of young Bret in that Hobbit play-


Oh... heh heh. :oops: I thought you were talking about Jemaine. Sorry!

Re: Young Bret!

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 5:30 pm
by scatteringflowers
I bet Jemaine as a child gets a bit geekier the further back we'd go....I think I'd get all motherly and "awwwww!" and protective and that's not how I want to feel in regards to Jemaine.....but then again I bet he was the cutest little guy!!

no! he's big! He has manly shoulders and a gorgeous big head and jaw and all that lovely hair.....

I think the same about the geeky bit
:lol:
I'd like to see him as a child though :nod: