Is Joseph Fiennes Slamming Glee in This Starz Camelot Promo?
Slow news day, but seriously: Is Joseph Fiennes, the star of Starz's ten-part Camelot series, mocking Glee when he talks about the reasons you should watch him play Merlin?
Fiennes's key soundbite occurs at about the :20 mark.
Now, a statement like "I think people should watch this because... it's not a musical" could just mean he wants to differentiate this action series from the same-named Lerner & Loewe musical. But the way in which Fiennes stares at the camera, emits post-FlashForward malaise, and seems a little weary of the word "musical" could suggest some contempt with Ryan Murphy and his bippity-boppity schoolchildren. I'll take this hazy hint of a slam and run with it! Glee is lame! Don't like it! Weee. Jive.
But wait, a better question for Camelot aficionados: Hottest Merlin ever? I think so.
'Camelot' First Look [YouTube]