Do we expect too much of him?
Oh, remember? He was weary from the Desolation of Smaug tour by the time he got to Madrid. After reading so many accounts of his weary (but willing) greeting of fans each night after The Crucible, I have to ask:
Do we expect too much of him sometimes? After an emotionally and physically grueling four-hour performance, should we expect him to come out every night to meet and greet us? Is his performance not enough? Has he set a precedent he can’t rescind?
I’m not judging, just asking.
This issue worries me. The play runs through mid-September, and they haven’t even gotten into matinee days yet, when he’ll have to achieve this level of performance twice.
I know that this kind of selfless commitment to us is one of the reasons we love him so.
But I wish we could ask him: RA, some nights, would you just like to walk out of the stage door and keep walking?
And, as a follow-up: If you would, how can we help you do that?