Reasons why “The Rising” would not be a ‘step back’ for Colin.
There has been recent discussion that taking the lead role in The Rising would be a ‘step back’ for Colin’s career. To be honest, I am forever baffled by people who set themselves out as experts on his career path … feeling free to state what he should and shouldn’t do next, complete with their evaluation of how the film industry works. Now that he is becoming more well-known and more people are following his progress, this, of course, will continue to happen.
If you have followed him from the (almost) beginning, you would know from his interviews and comments that he is a modest man whose ambition is to be a great actor, not a great celebrity; he is not a man pursuing fame and fortune. And while those may be the ambitions for him by some of his fans, why would you want for him what he does not want for himself? In addition it is well-known that he is a shy man and does not actively seek center stage. While he is gracious about the attention, he does try to avoid it occasionally and gives himself a breather when it gets overwhelming.
In view of this, I feel sure that Colin’s consideration of participation in The Rising would not be based on whether it is a step forward or back for his career. I feel that it would have everything to do with whether the role spoke to him and promised to challenge his abilities. We already know that he follows his heart and pursues roles that challenge and interest him. We already know that fame is not his objective, which he has said many times. “Passionate stories told by passionate people. That’s where I want to be”. He has followed a steady onward path, using his interior radar. I have never yet been disappointed in his choices. He is doing just fine listening to his own internal voice.
The Wink … ♥