'The weather was so miserable that the studio had called to offer him a chance to do it with a shirt, but Amell declined, in part because he had already undergone an hour's worth of makeup that day to affix the scars and prosthetics for "shirtless Oliver.'
I haven't really been watching Arrow this season, I watched and enjoyed the first season, but never really returned for the second. After seeing the top image above in TV Guide however, not to mention Stephen Amell's appearance on The Flash, I think I must make a return visit. Last week's episode, The Climb had Arrow shirtless on a mountain top fighting Ra's Al Ghul. Below, Amell shared during a Facebook chat, exactly why?
'It was windy and it was raining," Amell said. "And that's one of the reasons why my left pectoral twitched in one of the scenes. The fight in and of itself, I was fine, because we were fighting, but the whole lead-up, I was cold. Cold, cold, cold.'
In going through past Christmas themed posts in search of inspiration, photographers adorning models with mini lights emerged as a theme. Thankfully for us, in the about the mid-seventies, the mini light became popular, replacing all those old lights which were a fire hazard due to how hot they would become. We can thank the inventor of the mini light for these images, as without the invention, either these images would not have been taken, or all of the models pictured would have burn marks all over their bodies... ;)
I originally set my DVR to record The Wishing Tree thinking it would be Jason Gedrick who would join the 12 Days list, but my favorite performance came from an actor I have loved for awhile Richard Harmon. The Wishing Tree, a bit of a Christmas Dead Poet's Society (a bit of...) with Gedrick as an English Professor who, using a special Christmas Tree, helps some of students develop a sense of connection and family.
Richard plays one of the students who the tree helps connect him with his distant and cold mother. I have loved Richard since first discovering his work in the 2011 flick Judas Kiss. Richard is a great actor who always manages to inhabit each role he takes, and elevates the level of every project he is in, including The Wishing Tree, a 2012 Hallmark movie.
On television, some of you might know Richard from his roles on The Killing, The Secret Circle, Continuum, Caprica and as Richard Sylmore on A & E's Bates Motel.
Below: Richard with Freddie Highmore in Bates Motel
Above: On the set photo from Judas Kiss, see the accompanying video from associate producer Charlie Brewer on flickr HERE: