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Jamie Bamber News Interview with Jamie Bamber
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spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: September 13th, 2012 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
First off Happy Birthday JBN.

This was a great interview thanks for sharing. You ladies crammed in a lot for a 15 minute interview and Jamie sounds as eloquent as ever.

I never realised Emilia took some stick for the way Mattie left, in my head Matt Devlin is in witness protection and there he will stay.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 13th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I never realised Emilia took some stick for the way Mattie left, in my head Matt Devlin is in witness protection and there he will stay.

Probably no one 'round here who will dispute that. ;) *high-five* (Emilia would, though she thinks we're hilarious. And I KNOW Jamie would. Hee.)

I do recall seeing a couple of very harsh things on Twitter around the time it happened, though it's probably worth pointing out that it was quite a small minority. I also think Emilia may have just felt bad being the messenger in this situation because she knew it would break a lot of hearts, and she's a genuinely lovely lady who enjoyed interacting with the show's fans. And loves the characters too! She did make a compelling case in her own interview we posted a while back, which I was glad of. (I completely accept the practical reasons why, even if my heart is still cowering in the corner licking its wounds. ;) )
rikibeth From: rikibeth Date: September 15th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Not even witness protection, since they nailed the guy who did it! He recovered, but with frozen shoulder, and he's teaching at Hendon now. (Sorry, Jamie, no golf for Mattie.) I worked it all out. :)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 15th, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yeah, Emilia never took any flack around here. But watching the stream of Twitter comments after the episode aired, there were people who automatically placed the blame on the writer(s). People assumed it was just a creative decision to kill Matt off and did not consider there may have been other factors that contributed to it. I suppose they were other ways Jamie's departure could have been handled, but both from Jamie and Emilia's perspectives I can see why they went in the direction they did.
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