Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Blake Ritson

Blake Ritson is my new celebrity crush, or I suppose to be more specific it’s his character Edmund Bertram in the TV film adaptation Mansfield Park (2007). I watched the film last night (instead of working on homework, etc. but whatever ;D) and suffice to say I am in like.

Not in love, but something akin to that.

As the second son he has no prospects in inheriting a large fortune, and so he’s had his sights set on being in the clergy. He certainly looks it, I suppose… he dresses so much like Mr Collins (from Pride and Prejudice) it’s a little disconcerting. Thankfully he’s not as creepy. Ritson’s facial structure and wide eyes doesn’t help in certain angles, but I really do think he’s okay looking — either that or his acting skills was really good to make me swoon the way I did when I was watching the movie.

Don’t believe me? Watch this short clip of him — and his amour, Fanny — at the end of the film. Skip ahead until the breakfast scene because that’s where it’s the most endearing.

See?? He just tries so hard to get Fanny out of the breakfast room. If you

have no idea what the story’s about, well at this point Edmund realizes that he was, in fact, in love with Fanny all along and this certain revelation turns him into an clumsily endearing and painfully obvious lovesick fool. He was so desperate to talk to Fanny, his eyes so expressive and his manner jittery (in a good way)… my heart was beating loudly in my chest and my face could not contain my grin.

It was like, super kilig. (Kilig, by the way, is a Filipino term for something that can make a girl — or anyone, really — feel very giggly and mushy inside.)

So yeah, Blake Ritson is my new celebrity crush. Go figure.

How can he not know that he's in love with her?? o_O That look!!



4 thoughts on “Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Blake Ritson

  1. Its great to hear someone shares my love of him! You should try to watch some other things with him. He’s absolutely lovely in 2009 Emma and God on Trial, for example. And here’s a little newer something of him: vimeo.com/3492801. I think he’s very talented and totally gorgeous, the best looking guy ever in my eyes, in his own quirky way :D.

    • Watching the 2009 TV series of Emma is on my long-term to-do list, so it might take some time before I can get to that, but that doesn’t mean I’m not eager!! Unfortunately, I cannot view the video because it’s a private one… Oh well :D Thanks for stopping by, Emmi!

  2. It’s a great series, do watch it!
    If the video doesn’t work, try this one: mubi.com/garage/projects/33/films/4217

    • Thanks! This one works and let me just say how wonderful this short film is!! It took me a while to figure out “For Elsie” was Fur Elise, but yeah… Ritson was adorable here; I know his character wasn’t exactly adorable, but something about him was endearing. I think it’s the eyes, lol ^_^

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