After the movie Michael was introduced for the Q&A. Someone asked how he had lost the weight. Under a doctor's care his goal was about 120 lbs without risking his health, he ate 1,000 calories a day until he plateaued and then reduced it to 600 calories. At the beginning of the movie Michael doesn't have the muscle mass he had in 300, a very slimmed down version, but by the end of the movie he was skeletal. It was horrific to watch Michael in his role as Bobby Sands decline in weight and then later died.
After the Q&A he greeted fans. We waited for him and then he said, "Give me a moment."
He went to talk to his friends, a group of Irish people who happened to be sitting in the row behind us. When his friends left he walked up to us. I extended my hand to shake his, surprisingly he greeted me with a kiss on the cheek!
My friend Annette and I waiting to talk to Michael
Michael was charming and gracious. He spent so much time with us. He asked what our names were, autographed pictures, and thanked us for coming. Eventually we were ushered out of the theater for the next screening. He walked out to the lobby with us where he talked to us some more.
I had only intended to ask Michael to autograph only one photo, but he autographed all my pictures! What a sweet heart!
Hurry!! Hunger only at the Nuart Theater until Thursday, December 11, 2008
Two wonderful nights in one week! More than I could ask for.