Hello chaps and chapesses!
I’m one of those people who goes through phases. I come across something and I get really, really into it, and it becomes one of the only things I think about for a while. And then it passes, and something else comes along and I do the same thing again. I’m not talking about big, life-changing things like changing career or religion or anything, just more trivial, day-to-day stuff.
For instance, I’ve been pretty into Toby Stephens recently. More specifically, Toby Stephens as Mr Rochester in the 2006 BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre. I absolutely adore Jane Eyre, and I finished re-reading it for about the gazillionth time last week, and it got me thinking I’d like to watch that BBC version again. If you haven’t seen it, or read the book for that matter, I highly recommend it. As well as the lovely Toby, Ruth Wilson is brilliant as Jane.
I also do that thing where I get caught up in a book and fall a little bit in love with the leading man as well. In literary terms, Mr Rochester was my first love, and boy does Toby Stephens do him justice!
There are loads of adaptations out there, but this one is my favourite.
You know how a lot of people say that Colin Firth is their favourite Mr Darcy? Well, Toby Stephens is my favourite Mr Rochester. I think he really brings out the sexy side of the character, and makes me fall for him all over again. Rawrr.
Something about the wild mane of hair, and those great big sideburns. Just look at that expression – doesn’t it make you go weak at the knees? Even his eyebrows are hot! And that suit – man how I love a good period drama!
Okay, I may be laying it on a bit thick, but you get what I mean, right.
Are you a Jane Eyre nut like me? Who’s your favourite Mr Rochester? What’s your favourite period drama? Toby Stephens – would you tap that?