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Ioan Gruffudd has always been an amazing actor, whether on film, TV or stage. This Friday, he showed his dedication to his fans spending two hours on Twitter talking to them and answering whatever questions they had, with a little commentary at times by his wife, Alice Evans Gruffudd.
His favorite character to play, ever, was Henry Morgan. When asked if Henry and Detective Martinez would have ended up together, he responded "Oh, definitely!"His favorite time period to film for the show was the 50s with Abigail. He still has one of Henry's scarves, but didn't keep any other mementos as he was so sure that the show would be renewed. He was understandably heartbroken when it was cancelled, and if the emojis were any indication it lead to a night of tears, sad faces and some beer.
On 102 Dalmatians
He mentioned that he loved working with the bird, that both she and the dogs were well trained. Alice, his wife whom he met while filming on the other hand, was not. I interjected that perhaps it was because of all her improv, knowing from a previous time speaking with her that she had improved during the audition and it had thrown him off. She said that they hadn't had the chance to improv as the animals were the one to do that.
On Fans Going To Bed
A lot of fans were trying to get his attention, either wanting to get noticed or just wanting a hello before going to bed. He had some of the best responses, showing a bit of sass while still being nice. I think my favorite was when a fan said that she felt invisible to him, he responded to her with "I thought you were Sue Storm for a second there." While he couldn't respond to all of his fans, he seemed to have a good sense of humor, and genuinely appreciated their time being given to him as well saying "... It's like you are all on the sun lounger here with me, rubbing factor 50 all over me!!" (Thank you for that visual by the way)
On His Unique Name
When asked what he would do if someone spelled his name correctly on a coffee cup, he said that he would probably cry. It is exhausting to have a difficult name!
On His Wife, Alice
He proposed to her in Havana with an ice filled mojito, to which I must say I'm glad it didn't cause her to choke.... Drink proposals always seem a little risky to me. She definitely is the boss in the house, though she does call him "Mr. Fantastic". Of the two he is more squeamish, which I am sure made his work days at Forever very difficult. It makes sense, though, as she has been known to hang out with vampires over on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
About The Supernatural...
I was able to get my own question in there luckily, asking that since Alice played a witch on The Originals, what did he prefer, witches, werewolves, or vampires? He answered that she put a spell on him to say witches, but he also likes vampires (shh!)
He was very kind, and very open with the fans, and brought a lot of humor even to the mundane questions. It's hard to find a celebrity with that kind of dedication and patience for his fans, but Ioan definitely had it.