We were watching Body Of Lies, that new DiCaprio thriller (Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott are involved too. Not a bad one-and-a-half hours. Go and do it, too) when this man, Mark Strong, appeared on the screen.
Mark Strong is a British actor, who played Hana Salaam, head of Jordan’s intelligence service. An extremely polite man and an exceedingly good conversationalist.
And quite a hunk, apparently. I mean, I thought he looked very clean and symmetrical, but besides that, it turned out, he was very handsome. My girl kept saying so.
No, I am not jealous of Mark Strong on the screen. I really am secure enough. No lie. I mean, I may not wear nice suits like Mark Strong, but we are us, you know?
Besides, while she was ogling Strong, I was also doing some out-checking of my own. Golshifteh Farahani, the lovely Iranian actress, was playing a local nurse and looking quite fetching in it.
So while kyana cooed at Strong, I was like — here I am going to use the words of another, which, though drafted after the fact, succinctly express my thoughts:
So you were like, “Yeah, I’m also checking out someone here, so knock yourself out.”
I figured we were even.
The next day I was on the internets communing with classy and cool and intelligent and stimulating people and, in the course of our conversations I mentioned Ms Farahani. And even linked to a photo of her.