October 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm #135054saimejoxxersParticipant
Hey everyone! I just found this interview with Robert Carlyle on Rumplestiltskin, thanks to the Once Facebook page, and I thought this bit of the interview was interesting and might answer some of the question about his voice/accent during his scene with Regina.
“He’s 300 years old. He’s met so many people over the years that he’s been impressed and unimpressed by, he’s taken on their voices, he’s taken on their accents and their mannerisms. He’s layered so much he’s lost himself.” Once Upon showrunners Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis point out that every time we meet Rumple in fairy tale land he’s in a slightly different time period and so therefore Carlyle actually uses a slightly different voice every single time to show this gradual layering effect.
I had kind of been thinking that Rumple’s voice was different just because it was at a different time period, and maybe he hadn’t quite developed into the person he is twenty or so years later… but I think it’s so interesting to see that he really does use a different voice EVERY time, just maybe not always as drastic as this time. I did notice a difference between the pilot, between scenes with Bae, and then scenes closer to the curse, but I didn’t notice every single time. That’s so awesome. xD
Anyway, hope you find this interesting.
Here’s the link to the interview:http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/10/17/robert-carlyle-rumpelstiltskin/ It’s worth a read, for sure.[adrotate group="5"]October 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm #157169LisaFromOHParticipant
Wow! Talk about dedication to the character! I’m very impressed with all of the actors (at least the regular ones) on this show.
BTW, the link takes you to a different topic on these forums.October 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm #157173obisgirlParticipant
That’s interesting and makes a lot of sense. Like when we see Rumpel trying to seduce Regina to use magic, it was like watching Rumpel from Skin Deep but more sophisticated.October 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm #157176GaultheriaParticipant
Is that the first we’ve heard of Rumpel’s age? I wonder if that’s the official age from the series bible or if Robert Carlyle is just using it as a synonm for “old”.
Gaultheria's fanvids: http://youtube.com/sagethrasherOctober 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm #157178saimejoxxersParticipant
Oops. My bad. I think I fixed it. The link should be good now!
And Lisa: I definitely agree. The more I find out about them, the more my admiration grows. They’re really talented, and I definitely hope that this show gets their names out more. I know I’ll be jumping to watch pretty much anything with Robert Carlyle or Lana Parrilla after this. haha. I also thought it was neat because we hear how Lana studied voice for so long, but it’s really fun to see Robert Carlyle playing around with it too.
Obisgirl: I was very happy to stumble upon the interview. I noticed his voice was different, but I never quite put my finger on exactly why, so I think this clears up a lot. I didn’t actually notice the similarities between Skin Deep!Rumple and magic seduction!Rumple, but I think whenever I rewatch, I’ll keep my eye open for that. Also, thanks for putting my fanfic up on your fanfic list. 🙂 I appreciate it. Hopefully I’ll have more soon. haha. Do you have a fanfiction.net account, btw? Or is it all up on tumblr or how can I find it? I’ve seen a couple of your works around, I just wasn’t sure if you kept them all in one spot or if there were spread around a bit.
Gaultheria: I’m not sure, really. I’ve heard 300 floating around a bit. I know they were discussing it last night during the live chat on the podcast. I know before they said ‘centuries’, and now they’ve narrowed it a bit to ‘300’, so I’m thinkin that it’s at least a rounded equivalent of what the canon would say? I’m not completely sure.October 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm #157181obisgirlParticipant
I don’t post anymore on fanfiction.net but a lot of my newer fics go on tumblr.October 19, 2012 at 1:15 am #157198PheeParticipant
Wow! Talk about dedication to the character!
I finally got the DVD yesterday. Have only watched two things so far, the pilot with the commentary and Skin Deep with the commentary. Hearing Robert talk about his thought process of playing Rumple was a real treat. The man is a master and makes the character so rich and textured and wonderful. So glad that they wrote the role for him and he took it on.
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