Actors and games
Reading the article about meeting Robin Williams and finding out that he plays Battlefield 2 got me thinking of similar experiences. Kev on The Archies transcribes a conversation he had with Robin while he was shooting yet another movie here in Canada. (He’s always here, especially in Vancouver).
Robin and BF2 reminded me of when I worked on Stargate Atlantis and SG1 last season. I thought, how many celebs or actors I saw running around played games? I wonder. I do know that Peter Deluise plays WoW. Peter was known for his role in 21 Jump Street and now directs episodes of Atlantis and SG1. He’ll sometimes play a small role in the show(s) and cameos on other shows as well. I never thought to bring up his WoW gaming when I chatted with him, because I just don’t play WoW.
It’s an interesting question though, how many celebrities are gamers out there? Does Keanu Reeves play The Matrix: Path of Neo? Does Jack Black play King Kong? Ok that’s probably too directly related. It’s too bad there wasn’t a way to find out which actor played what game. I wish I knew Robin’s handle in BF2. I play that game a lot and I’d like to see how he plays as a sniper. Maybe Robin is really good! Maybe he “pwns” all his allies. It’s not the same when someone yells “shooting!” in BF2, it doesn’t mean he can start acting out…well, sort’ve.