The Bar Loves Adetomiwa Edun
I've mentioned Adetomiwa several times on this blog before, but I don't think we've ever really gotten to know this guy. First off, he fine. I mean, foine. He is just straight up beautiful. I could literally look at his face all day; any writer seeking to cast a delicately handsome, romantic figure would do well to hire this guy.
And I think that's probably why I've been thinking about him so much; he's got this tender, sensitive vibe going which isn't immediately among most black actors. In the Age of Idris, many of us seek to worship at the foot of the tall, dark, imposing god-like figure so much that we forget about the gentle, quiet, possibly nerdy, cute guy.
Well, no more.
Adetomiwa is a Nigerian-British actor with a mellow, classy tone to his voice. It's a pity there aren't more (solo) interviews of his available because he's an utter delight to listen to.
When I read that he'd portrayed Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, I nodded right away and figured that sounded just about right.
On Merlin, they toughened him, making him a more than capable swordsman (and then killed him off in Season 5) but still...he strikes me more of a Lancelot-type character.
I'd love to see him play a shy scientist next or a Vulcan on a Star Trek show. In one of my recent dreamcasting stints, I even went so far as to imagine him as a young Spock.
What do y'all think?