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June 10 2004

"It's a good time to move on" says James Marsters. Excerpt from an interview in issue 12 of the Angel magazine (UK).

Ah, gratitude, thy name is James.
"Whatever happens, I'll be proud of this my whole life."

He gets it. Totally.
--I told Sarah Michelle Gellar long ago, "We can get $10 million paycheques and be part of huge movies, but I don't know if we're ever going to touch a nerve like this again."

I wonder how she responded 'long ago' and how she would respond now...
This man knows what to say and how to say it when it comes to stuff like this. I think it comes naturally, because he hasn't really been in the 'scene' a long time. Good on him.
Now if he can just make something of that Macbeth project and the $50 mil he got from some guy on a plane.....
Doesn't this also confirm that there is no Spike project in the works?

I'd love to see him in other projects and I'd love to see him with his brown hair. Saw him on Andromeda awhile back but it wasn't really a great role to showcase his talents and I'm hoping he gets more opportunity to really shine.
I thought the same thing...but was informed that these issues are written probably a month or more ago. In the article it apparently goes on to interveiws with De Knight and Bell...where mention is made of Joss wanting to do individual character movies. So who knows what is up. I think James was just being diplomatic and very gratefull for the work he has done. At least he says if something comes up for Spike he will still do it....thats some hope. At the MR convention he still mentioned the Spike movie as well. I won't give up hope yet. Keep the cards flowing in and lets see what happens. If we just go away quietly the networks win.
“I'd love to see him in other projects and I'd love to see him with his brown hair... and I'm hoping he gets more opportunity to really shine.”

I’ve seen him in “Winding Roads” as an ordinary guy with brown hair who drives a pickup truck and is clueless as to why his girlfriend is unhappy.
In “Chance” he has the blonde hair, which doesn’t suit the character (but there was nothing to be done about it since he was still filming season 5 of Buffy). He had a supporting role in both, with “Chance” being the much better film and more interesting character, but I still had a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that Spike comes out of that same person. From his voice, to his body language, to his facial expressions, he is more than Spike, to borrow a phrase. I look forward to him playing other characters because I know he can.
I’ve seen him in “Winding Roads” as an ordinary guy with brown hair who drives a pickup truck and is clueless as to why his girlfriend is unhappy.


That movie was filmed in Springfield, MO(in part) and I lived there at the time. There was a call for locals for extras and had I known that I would be totally in lurve with James later, I'd have tried out! The movie isn't even good enough to be called mediocre. But James is definitely the best part of it. He does a decent midwestern accent and his shy, 'aw shucks' looks are cute. I still wanna see Chance. Just not sure it's worth $50 at the moment!
"I still wanna see Chance. Just not sure it's worth $50 at the moment!"

It's definitely worth it! He really shines in "Chance". I would have preferred him with his natural hair, as I think it would have suited the character much better, but even with the blond hair he is completely believable as Simon.

James makes his characters his own in each and every role that I've had the pleasure of watching, and I can't wait to see more roles come his way.
I took the $ I was saving for Buffy Season 5 and bought “Chance” instead because I didn’t know how long it would be available and I knew what a labor of love it was for Amber Benson and I wanted to support a female indie filmmaker. I got Season 5 as a birthday present soon after. Lucky me! If you lurve James, you will not be disappointed. His performance is sensitive, sexy and at times he’s just a big goofball.
I dont think this in any way confirms the end of Spike. sure it may be quite some time, but I hafta believe that joss and me will want to continue to explore this world, as they know how rich it is. whatever the situation, if noone else, hes made it clear(over and over) that he(james) would definitely be on board.

cant lie, either, though, the article did make me a little sad.

I just wish someone would maybe start some sort of campaign letting ME and all know us fans arent going away and we want more stories in this world

OUT
There are campaigns for a movie and spinoff on the Save Angel site. Other Spike and James Marsters sites are also sending cards for the same reason. Just join in the effort .
I never said that this confirms there will never be a Spike based project, just commenting on the recent thread that said there was a definite project in the works and this seemed to confirm that wasn't true (the one recently for a Spike, Illyria & Andrew movie). But as Kathylovesspike pointed out, this article could've been written over a month ago.

But I don't want to get my hopes up until there is definite word of something. For now I'm just wishing James the best in whatever he does.

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