20 December 2006:
Ok.. he personally gave me permission (a couple of years ago) to tell this story but he did'nt check to see what i was going to write..he has no idea what i was going to say... i just asked him quickly if i could do a story on him on my page about him but did'nt mention what about.. hehehe he trusts me.
Ok it was at the Queen of the Damned Premiere; Australia, Melbourne... and I had already made a webpage for him that was going very strong.
He had met Charlize so he would have done Trapped and not sure what else by then. There he was with Charlize at the after party in a nice place set up with vampire props from the movie QOTD. He was getting hugs from everyone he worked with and even the guys were giving him hugs...so he must have made some good friends. There I was standing outside some stupid red rope that they always have to seperate the newspaper photographers from them. As the party started there was alot of people on the other side of the stupid red rope and i gathered they are all more important than me so i better stay behind it and wait till he comes my way.. it was 2000? (will check this later)
I dressed the best i could in my life and had a small handbag to match (too small for me) and so when he finally walked by I looked at him and said "www.stuarttownsend.org" ~!~!! he stopped. (woohoo) he then said "I tried to email you and it did'nt go through (i could kill myself...we had forgotten to change the email on the site for some time) I thanked God that i was there right there and then; finally talking to him.. (so wanted to forget how stupid a mistake we made on email etc) I had battled mistakes made regarding the actual premier tickets and it was almost a miracle i was actually there at the afterparty and I was even a VIP.
The only reason I was a VIP was because (2 days prior), I performed a lunatic act on the floor of the Village Road Show office, who'd made the mistake of not sending tickets to 40 or so people who worked on the movie and I was one of them..so i laid on the floor and said i will not leave till they call the Producer..tell him my name and he will fix it.. or get me a pillow or blanket as i am not leaving the floor of this building. We worked very very hard on this movie and signed our names on a list to get our tickets..so I did this for everyone..mind you i had to get 40 people to pick up tickets because i could'nt post them as a public holiday was the next day while i lay on the floor like an idiot. I really dont care and don't mind that i did this.. life has to be lived.. just don't tell my mother i did this.. she would think i was mental and not lady like, but i was not going to sit at home on this night ..No way!
Ok; sorry i had to explain how hard it was to get to see Stuart when it should'nt have been at all. I got a huge pile of tickets from Village and 4 (four) VIP passes..wooo hoooo..so back to I said "www.stuarttownsend.org" Stuart stopped and then explained about trying to email me..and so i went straight to my little handbag to find my business card. I was so intent on not loosing touch with him this time for my webpage was huge and when i got my wallet out; my little handbag splattered on the floor with all my stuff rolling around on the floor~! I was still clutching my wallet to get my business card out and Stuart.. instanly went to the floor picking up all my stuff and placing it nicely one by one in my little bag.
I looked to the left and then to the right because the photographers from the paper were there and I didnt want them to take a picture of Stuart on the floor and then me and my bag etc.. (who knows what story they could come up with?)
I laugh now at myself thinking about it..but i actually looked to the left and then to right and gave them dirty looks (LOL) and before i knew it.. Stuart had presented my little handbag with all my crap nicely put in with a lovely smile to go with it.~!!! noone took a pic thank god.
What a lovely gentleman.. i wanted to tell you guys this ages ago..but you all somehow knew he was a gentleman.. just like you can tell on the screen certain things. Ok that's the story.. he probably does'nt even remember doing this..but it said alot and he means alot..
His Directing Battle In Seattle means more than just a movie...believe me..it is a reminder of the human spirit~!! you will join the dots if you open your mind..and this movie will help you to have courage about anything you care about and have forgetten to question who is doing what...... we should question things not just eat and sleep and shit..and work..ask questions..check on things. What a guy; what an actor..what talent.. so glad I made a webpage for him.
Katrin asked me to type about my meeting with Stuart in Canada on the set of BIS. I offered to do this because ever since that November 2006 I have only really made notes to remind myself and not sat down and gone through it all even in my mind. I am always somehow busy.
I of course treasure that 2 days and know that every cold breath I took in Vancouver was worth it.. Stuart is worth it. The first day I had a hard time getting to him.. and sat around eating most of the day..and the Canadian's piled on alot of onions on my plate.. i had nothing else to do while i waited and actually ate every single damn onion on the plate..so speaking of breath..guess what i think Stuart might remember me as onion breath now~! damn it.. thought about that later~! I could have knocked him out with onion breath and not known~!
I like to say how I felt in all this and hope that no-one is too bored. Since I made a page for him years ago and met him the first time years ago.. I have carefully shared him and protected him like a big sister but desperately trying to share him with everyone at the same time because I saw how special he was. It was my first time to grow some guts to do something in the public eye.(sort of) when i made that page on him..and even though it was just a page about him. i really worried about myself and the responsiblity of having a talented actor to be responsible for in making sure he was presented well. and not scare him.as he did say ok to making a page for him but he may have not taken it too seriously then. He does understand the net now though.
I wish the myspace people would sort out the phoneys taking artists names because this is happening to Stuart and it is so not fair to use someone's names and type away with bad spelling and present him like he is NOT.
Stuart is one of those magnetic men with great eye contact and when connecting with him (as you all seem to do even in films) you wish there was more men like him. He is in the moment. He is really cute and warm and you can't help but adore him.. (enough.. getting carried away).
He talks about facts.. asks questions.. laughs and is a postative man. Like when I mentioned about how i am tired of "made up stories" in movies; I could not word it the way i wanted to.. he just said "yes there is room for true stories" I asked him about something really silly i read and asked him if he said that.."probably." he said and laughed...which made me laugh too. I don't want to say Stuart is easy going..because that is too general..and who knows when he is tough or soft or what.. I will say he is a good listener and that you feel he is THERE in that moment..he smiles alot but not non stop like those smiley people.. he is relaxed and in tune.He also responds very quickly to questions like.. "are you going to go back to acting?" not even a heartbeat went by and his face instantly showed.."yes..as soon as I finish BIS" Whew was my reaction.. As soon as I mention the word "fans" ( was about to tell him what you all wanted..pics info etc) he responded really quickly with a sense of responsibilty and concern..that he really does want to respond etc.. I told him even if he visits once a year that is good enough..something we can look forward to...like his birthday or some date like that.. and that the fans have gotten to know him and understand.
Stuart is great with emotions and can see the fun and the good in things and always see's the posative..so God look after him to always be that way~!!
He throws in a joke or two in converstation but never sounds sarcastic or rude.. he asks really artisitc questions and has appreciation for people. I told him he was the most downloaded person on the net for about 2 days a few years ago. He mentioned the elf pic a fan made of him (which i posted) regarding Lord Of the Rings and I asked him it he wanted me to take it down (more concerned with his feelings) and he said "no..leave it there" I was thrilled.. ~! The elf pic is for fun and Stuart is fun.~! Now this next thing I want to say is really important to anyone who goes on that Myspace page and to the person who made it.. the following are Stuart's words'
"How could people do that" he did not laugh that time.. he did not smile that time.
He was quiet for a bit and like his head was shaking in that amazed and disbelief way.
I don't want him to worry about these people.. he knows some people care and are doing the best to look after him as he knows he has fans and really appreciates them.. he will want us all to see Battle In Seattle because it means so much to him.. we should all expand our minds about how the world works and keep learning. Stuart is not about "me me me.". he thinks of others and this is what we all need to aspire to once we have learnt to love ourselves.
So the person who is pretending to be him.. get out now You are been warned and the damage you have done will come back on you. Stuart is a person and an artist.. go discover your own art and make a page on yourself..not someone else. I meant it and get my webpage off your myspace page too..you are not a friend and Stuart knows everything. (sorry i had to write about that).
Stuart was especially proud of the camera's they used there..and were the first people in Canada to use this type and they were not digital. I would have asked thousands more questions but I could not while filming and I made a joke that he was too important for me to approach being a Director and I will be too scared to talk to him. I found only a few moments here and there and the quality of those moments was good. All the crew were very nice people. I tried not to be a pain in anyway and can say that my trip up to the north part of the world was made a thousand times better by being there. Stuart is good value in every way.. a darling man and he deserves the best in life. He is intelligent and works hard. He has good skin and that lovely smile and eyes and bone structure and voice..you know~! What more can I say..he is just one of those people you can love and admire and feel good around too ...wooohoo~! Good Vibes Stuart and may he always have a great journey in his life. Lara (www.stuarttownsend.org)
20 December 2006:
31 October 2004:
I went to visit Stuart in the studio for Battle In Seattle. I also visited on location for a short time. It was very windy and cold and a certain friend who borrowed my winter jacket back in LA forgot to give it to me before my flight to Vancouver; so I put on everything I had which was 7 layers of tshirts and cardigan and a couple of jackets. Luckily I had enough sense to have bought a scarf which I ended up wrapping around my neck twice. As soon as I saw Stuart he apologized for the cold windy weather but I told him I loved Canada as soon as I stepped foot there. I had alot of questions but forgot to ask some of the most important things. Stuart has a great sense of humour and looks healthy and calm. He is working hard of course on this project and he has wonderful people around him. There were a few laughs and jokes. I told him how much the fans care that one told me to get that picture off the site of him as an elf from Lord of the Rings. I of course asked him if he wanted me to take it off.. he said.. "no leave it there that is fine"
Stuart is serious about this movie Battle In Seattle as he did post on the site saying that this meant more to him than anything he has ever done. He asked me if I knew what the movie was about. I told him yes. There are many books on the subject also if anyone is interested.
I told him about the nice MySpace page someone made of him but they deleted it around the time I asked if it was him. It was a great page all they had to do was tell the truth and not pretend and maybe they could have stayed there. ??
He knows about all the other sites on him too.
I wanted him to do some signing but I did not have any photo's with me to sign. The next day on location....
I took more photo's that i have not posted yet..but they are mainly the equipment and people in the distance because my camera froze up (battery). I am usually careful to have a spare battery but with all my travel things were confusing and so there I was with the spare camera that does not zoom in. This little trip was worth it because of the wonderful Stuart Townsend. I wish him well and he appreciates people's support. He does read the Guest Book every now and then. Keep at it everyone.
Recently, I spoke with Michael Rymer, the director of Queen of the ****ed, about "lost footage" from the movie not shown on the DVD. He admitted that many scenes were cut, including more blood sharing scenes with Lestat/Akasha, the "slave girls" scene, and even more Jesse/Lestat interaction. Mr. Rymer stated that if there was enough interest, Warner Brothers might release his longer "Director's Cut" of the film. Let's make this happen!
Please add your requests to get a director's cut of the movie here at the Home Theater Forum. The studios *do* read requests by the fans on this site! (Registration is free and easy). I started a post for us:
You can also contact Warner Bros at this address:
This address is for the man in charge of the DVD releases:
VP of DVD Marketing
Warner Home Video
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522
29 September 2004:
1. Huge apologies to Cris with the greatest wallpapers that just got posted 29th Sept 2004. These wallpapers probably missed being posted because at the time we had to take down part of the website for having too much traffic.
2. To a Girl named Anna ..she will know who she is.. ( a fan of Stuart's years ago) .
I was going through old emails and things( and we found much more early fan mail that was missing btw) and found a poem Anna wrote to Stuart before QOTD was released. Being one of the early fans who I insulted greatly for I refused to post or pass her poem to him; I feel I want to apologize to her and hope she finds this post. Her Poem was not bad at all and my reason back then was that I wanted to keep things light and simple (and still do generally) for the site. Her poem was from her heart but I worried that it would be over the top (which it is not really) and did not want to send it to him in a parcel together with a bunch of other early fan mail.. I often think about that because I don't want to hurt others feelings and I hurt hers..she was the first deep hearted fan that came to me...and I judged her poem wrongly and have kept it so that if she ever gets in contact or comes to the site.. please email me Anna. Stuart is not so new to fame now..he can handle things better and I am more confident in him too. ps..I am really sorry and if i ever get an autographed photo I would send it to you. looking for an icon to hit myself on the head. (live and learn) Lara