What’s wrong with you?
Put your tongue back in your mouth. That’s just Robbie Fowler.
Hm? What? He’s gorgeous?
I’ll let him know you said so. Now focus:
So, first of all – congrats are in order. Robbie’s boyfriend James proposed to him. They’re getting married!
But, they’re getting married in New York, since that’s where they solidified their love. Which means they’re waiting for it to be legal. But they’re engaged!
They will be married, some day. Soon as you kind straight folk start voting the right way.
Robbie is a popular New York actor. He does theater and television. Which is not to say you shouldn’t cast him in your movie. You totally should. He photographs well.
Robbie wanted to make a red berry pie, for Valentine’s day. He brought over raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Good call, Fowler! It made a kick ass pie. We didn’t put very much sugar in it, because we wanted it to taste sharp and tart. We spiked the crust with a little powdered ginger.
I sat down with Fowler to chat while the pie was baking:
PF: What do you do for a living?
RF: I act… swiffer my apartment… take care of my puppy….
PF: How’s being engaged?
RF: We both have rings and we walk around a little taller, I guess? We would like to get married in our home state, so we’ll wait… It affects me a lot.
PF: How did you learn how to bake pie?
RF: I learned from my grandmother. Ernestine Nowlan. My mother’s mother. She was hilarious. Taught me how to make a pie crust. She was an actress when she was younger and she played Polly Darton in a Kansas musical review. She was 75 or 76 when I was born. They would take me to get haircuts – my grandparents. And to theater camp.
PF: Can you talk about the pie you selected?
RF: Sweet, messy, juicy – just like Valentine’s Day.
PF: Tell me an odd story about auditioning?
RF: I went in for a show, right after moving here. The audition was run by a reputable company – I sang my face off – belted those high B (flats). The choreographer was yelling sass at us the whole time. I went home, felt good about it, logged onto the Facebook, and I get a message from the director.
He found me, but my info is not at all on my resume. He didn’t care to talk about my audition at all – he was just like ‘oh, what were those tattoos?’
Finally I had to ask – hey, did I make the cast of the show?
PF: DID you?
RF: Oh. Yeah, I did. It was a lot of fun.
PF: Do you have any advice for other young actors?
RF: Take it as it comes. If you need to take a break, do it. Take care of yourself before you take care of your career. You have to stay sane. If you need to take a pottery class take a fucking pottery class. Bake a pie.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks, Fowler.
Guys, I hope you’re happy this Valentines day. Whether you’re together or alone, I hope you’re having fun.
I love you. Jerks.