A new Vanity Fair is coming to newsstands shortly, so I thought it best to wrap up my little experiment. The last portion of the project is certainly the most impressive as it involves a display of "skill". In Character is a monthly feature in Vanity Fair where a famous actor is given three uber-short scene-lets and must pose "in character," acting out the mini scene in a photograph. This month's actor is Colin Firth and you can see his original choices here. My "performance" follows. Once I had posed for these, I realised that I had unwittingly accessorized myself into a more-than-passing resemblance to Carmen Miranda. Oops, please disregard.
Left: You’re an over-the-hill middleweight in the fourth round of a televised HBO fight you’re doomed to lose, hanging on just long enough for one last decent payday.
Center: You’re a bipolar creative director of an ad agency, off your meds and trying to sell some McDonald’s executives on the idea of Photoshopping a Big Mac into a Rembrandt self-portrait.
Right: You’re a 17-year-old stage-door Johnny standing outside the Metropolitan Opera, your eyes trailing your favorite diva as she and her entourage depart.
Et c'est fini!