-This is very exciting.
You’re about to have a child. -I am. Yes.
-Yeah. Any day now. -Yes.
[ Cheers and applause ] -And you’ve had —
this is your second, but there’s been
a bit of a gap between them. -Yeah, I left 20 years
between them. -Yeah.
-Because I wasn’t sure. [ Laughter ]
-Yeah. -I wanted to try it out first. -So obviously you are aware
that being a father — a lot has changed in 20 years…
-Yes. -…as far as, like, what is
available to you in child care. -Well, now you put car seats
in the car first. And then you —
like, you clink, clink. You know what I’m talking about?
-Yeah. -It used to be you just
wrestled with a seat belt like a bear.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. -Like Leonardo DiCaprio
in “The Revenant” or something. -Right.
-You were just struggling. -But now it’s, like, easy.
-Yeah. Everything’s
a little bit easier. So we’re very excited to have
you back as a — You know, I’m a father of two.
And I — -Yes.
-It took you a while to do it, but we’re very glad to have
you joining the club. -Thank you.
Good to be in the club, yeah. -A much different
father/child relationship in this show. For those who couldn’t
tell from the clip, you are a serial killer…
-Yes. -…whose son works for the FBI. -And he’s an aging pole dancer. -He is, yes.
[ Laughter ] -No, he’s not.
He’s not. -I was going to say, I —
[ Scattered cheers ] Your pole —
-But maybe, series two. -Your pole dancing scene
was not as good. -No, no.
-Just fell right off. -No, yeah, yeah. Or stuck in all the wrong ways.
-Yeah, exactly. -Just terrible.
-You — I feel like — I mean, again, playing
a serial killer, it’s menacing. You also seem to be having
some fun with it. Is that accurate?
-Well, I sort of realized that if you’re a monster,
you don’t want to signal that you’re a monster,
because people will run away. And you want to kill them.
[ Laughter ] So you don’t want them
running away. So you have to be kind of
be nice and cuddly and wear cardigans and be funny
and charming. I think that works.
-Wow. You’ve put so much thought
into this. I think you’d make an excellent
serial killer. -Thank you. -You had a beard.
-I did. -You shaved your beard,
and your fan base was upset. -Well, I have to apologize to
yourself and everyone here — and to the band — because
I look very scruffy today because I had to shave the
beard off for something else I had to film,
and now I can’t film on “Prodigal Son” again
until I have a full beard like you just saw.
-I see. So you’re racing back
into the game. -So I’m pushing it out now,
yeah. So I’m going through that
difficult period. -Yeah, this is —
-The scruffy period. -I’m glad you mentioned it
because we were… -Thank you.
-…all a little offended. -Yeah.
It’s the sort of thing, when I was growing up,
when I was younger, I had an uncle, who if I did
an interview or I was on TV and I had a bit of scruff —
like designer scruff, as we used to call it
in the ’80s — he would say, “Michael,
can you not afford a razor?” [ Laughter ] He was the same one
who used to accuse me that I was having
my hair cut by the Counsel. [ Laughter ]
That was the same uncle. -But you — if you put
Michael Sheen in your movie or television show, you’re
going to save some money on wigs and beards because —
-Yes. -…fake beards —
you grow the hair. -I grow the hair. I don’t like
putting prosthetics on. -Yeah.
-Anything like that. I like to, you know, I don’t
want to put a wig on. For “Good Omens,” I did a series
called “Good Omens.” -Yeah.
-And I played an angel. [ Cheers and applause ]
-There you go. There’s your “Good Omens” hair. -Yeah, so that’s not a wig.
That’s my own hair. They had to bleach my hair…
-Yeah. -…for six months. -And that’s fine when
you’re playing an angel. But when you’re walking around
town, does this get — -Yes.
-Do people look twice at this? -I get — I got
sort of funny looks from elderly effete gentlemen
in Soho. -[ Laughs ] I see, yeah. -Yeah, it was a bit tricky,
that one, yeah. -This is one I would have
guessed a wig, but this is the real deal.
This is in “Underworld.” -Well, that was extensions,
so — -Okay.
-Because, as you can see, I’ve got quite curly hair.
-Yeah. -And they wanted long hair, so
they had to put extensions in. Which I quite liked
doing all of that. But it was a look that did cause
me trouble in real life. Because, I mean, it was fine as
playing that character, Lucian. I was a werewolf, a lycan. But in real life, I kept getting
thrown out of shops. [ Laughter ] I was, like, wandering around
an antique store, and there was this guy
in there. He was like,
“No, you out, out, out.” But the worst one was when
I went to pick up my daughter from her ice skating lesson.
-Uh-huh. -And I turned up like that,
with the beard and the long hair
and everything. And it just so happened
that the Beckhams — -David Beckham,
Victoria Beckham? -Yes. Posh Spice. Were — was
at the ice-skating rink because they were thinking
of having their son — one of their kids have
ice-skating lessons there as well. And Victoria was
sort of friendly with my daughter’s mother. And so she saw him turn up and taking Lily away,
and she called security. She thought I was —
[ Laughter ] …some strange vagrant
had come in to steal children. Like I was the Child Catcher from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
-Yeah. Who’s putting no effort
into hiding — yeah, just boldly
walking out onto the ice. -“I am here for this child.
Come with me.” Yeah. -You mentioned David Beckham.
You — is it true that you did have some skills
as a footballer in your youth? -I had some silky
Brazilian skills. -Yeah. -Yeah, I was obsessed
with football — soccer, as we call it.
-Yeah, yep. -Or as you call it.
Who calls it what? Yeah, no, we call it football, but that’s something else
for you. Yeah, I was obsessed with that
growing up. And I — people laugh when I say
this, but I’m serious. I peaked when I was 12.
-Okay. [ Laughter ]
-In many things, but soccer was one of them,
yeah. -But you actually played
on a professional team’s youth league, yes?
-Well, no. I was asked to play
for the Arsenal youth team. -Okay. Which is a big deal.
-That is a big deal. -Yeah.
-And — but my parents said no, that would mean going
to live in London. -I see.
-When I was very young, because I come from Wales,
a small town in Wales. And so I didn’t do that.
And then within a few years, I was sort of into acting
and that never happened. But then I did take part
in a big sort of pro celebrity charity match
every few years where we played at Old Trafford,
Manchester United’s ground. In front of 80,000 people.
[ Cheers and applause ] -That’s fantastic.
-It was unbelievable. -So 80,000 people come
to the celebrity match? -Yeah. Because we had some of
the greatest players of all time playing in this match. As well as big stars.
So I was the captain of — it was England against
the rest of the world. -Yeah.
-And the pop star Robbie Williams was England,
captain of England. And I was captain of
the rest of the world. So I was your captain.
Captain, my captain. -Yeah.
-That was — I was your captain. -We remember.
-Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for all your letters.
[ Laughter ] I appreciate it.
And so we had people like Will Ferrell came over
to play on my team. Mike Myers, Woody Harrelson.
All these amazing people. -Who was the best —
other than yourself… -Yes.
-…who was the best celebrity? -I would say probably
Will Ferrell. -Yes.
-Because he was very fit. -Yep. -He was very good at football. He said he grew up
in Orange County and he played
a lot of football — soccer — there when he grew up. But then you get
off into baseball and all your other sports.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. -And you lose the one
true God’s game. [ Laughter ]
The ability to play. But Will was fantastic.
But he was also — I mean, he is literally
the nicest person I’ve ever met. -He really is. Yeah.
-He’s just a joy. -And it’s — you can’t be that
nice on the soccer pitch. It’ll backfire on you.
-No, you gotta be a killer. Killer.
[ Laughter ] -One last thing I want
to ask you, because this is an interesting
fact about you. You played Tony Blair
three different times. -I did.
-Three different films. -Exactly the same performance
but three different times. -Yes, exactly.
Same lines. You insisted on the same script.
-Yes. -And, like, and write around it.
-That’s right. -But Boris Johnson now —
-Yeah. -I mean, that’s
a pretty rich part. Wouldn’t you want to play
a little — -Well, could you bring up the
picture of “Good Omens” again? -Yeah, I guess that’s —
-You stick a bicycle pump into that…
[ Laughter ] …and you’ve got Boris Johnson. -Consider this an audition.
-Yes. -Consider this an audition.
Michael Sheen, everybody.

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60 thoughts on “Victoria Beckham Called Security on Michael Sheen at an Ice-Skating Rink

  • September 12, 2019 at 11:06 am
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    Good to know Victoria Beckham has the capacity to care for the welfare of other human beings, I guess.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    Aziraphale, angel, how's Crowley doing? <3

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:14 am
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    He's so charming

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    One of the most likable people on the planet.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    Shrink Good Omens and you've a 9 year old Antiques "expert"…..

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:21 am
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    I fucking love him.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Michael is refreshingly adorable. Seems to be very down to earth. 😊

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:29 am
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    That woman has in the past decade called security on her own husband and kids 226 times, and on herself four times after catching sight of a skinny depressed looking woman in a mirror. She's not very intelligent.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:29 am
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    Wait those were extensions for Lucian? I had no idea that it wasn't a full wig!

    Michael Sheen, you are a treasure, thank you for being who you are!
    Wish you the best with the baby. <3

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:33 am
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    Best 7 minutes of my life

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    Very lucky that a scruffy-looking Michael “Lucian” Sheen wasn’t mistaken for a hairy Albanian kidnapper by Liam “Taken” Neeson!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    I've been planning to watch Good Omens, it looks very entertaining.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:43 am
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    "Having my hair cut by the Council" needs some explanation for US audiences but is genuinely hilarious (if a little snobbish).

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:54 am
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    Poor sarah silverman

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    I loved him in Underworld. Hes an amazing actor.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    What a lovely man! Such a talented actor too!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    I just wanna say that you are amazing/ awesome actor and I like your voice + work .

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    Makes you wonder what Michael Sheen’s pole dancing stripper name would be. 🤔

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    Not another serial killer.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    feral daddy energy

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:37 pm
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    Good actor

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm
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    He looks like Tim from Spaced in Good Omens

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm
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    MICHAEL SHEEEN AAHHHHHHH

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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    I didn't know he was so funny! I remember him in the Underworld movie. I liked the long hair. Aro, from Twilight had some nice hair, too. The recent part as the Angel, with David Tennant is very charming.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    I love the Welsh.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm
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    I love Michael Sheen now 😍

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    This charming gentleman has been with Sarah Silverman and Kate Beckinsale…I guess all I’m trying to say is I’m really jealous

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    Never heard of this dewd or his wife

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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    Sheen had a daughter 20 years ago with Kate Beckinsale. Since then he has been in a relationship with English ballet dancer Lorraine Stewart, Rachel McAdams and Sarah Silverman and is now having a child with Swedish actress Anna Lundberg. I'd say he definitely took some time.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:11 pm
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    Read Good Omens the book! The show was wonderful and the book even better! Love loved loved It!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    the actor. the person.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:41 pm
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    Arsenal ❤

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Lol. Try picking up your daughter from an afterschool event when she a lot lighter skinned than myself. Things can escalate immensely just seconds after that. She's an idiot for not looking a minute longer. Even I recognize you and I never watch that show.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    He shouldn’t let that impact his self-esteem. I bet Posh Spice calls security a dozen times a day.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    He's very charming which I'm happy to see because I couldn't stand his character on The Good Fight!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    Sarah is pregnant?!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:58 pm
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    Love him.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    No I was quite pleased that he shaved

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    Loved him in Good Omens. Did not at all put it together he was Lucien from Underworld. 😂

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    Whenever I see him. I ALWAYS SEE THE CRINGY LAUGH HE DID IN TWILIGHT 😆😆😆.. priceless 😊😊😊

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    I’d legit pay to see Sheen pole-dance just saying

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    Which other forty-something-something viewer understood the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reference? 🙋🏻‍♀️

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:51 pm
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    I love love love this man. You can tell he's just so genuine. It's refreshing

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    He's right about Will Ferrell. He's the nicest celebrity I've met. I'm glad to hear someone else say it.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    Seth has turned into one of the best interviewers on late night TV. Ever. And kept it funny.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    The one, true God’s game

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    I love me some Michael Sheen

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    I want to have a baby with Michael Sheen. Really.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    Man U. puts the biscuit in the basket.Posh is ice baby…smile it won't hurt the cheeks.Ha!Ha!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Brilliant actor….

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  • September 12, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    So… He's not gay…??

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  • September 12, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    He has a kid with Kate Beckinsale..

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  • September 12, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Brilliant unique thespian.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    I adore him

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  • September 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    Oh Michael. 25-year-old girlfriend?

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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    All I have to say is I love him and you should all watch Good Omems
    Ps was MIKA and Micheal together on this show?

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    So charming and adorable… he's irresistible

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    Michael Sheen was BRILLIANT in Good Omens, as was David Tennant. I implore you to watch it if you haven't yet

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    Met Michael Sheen in Wales and he is just lovely, so down to earth and genuine. Fab actor too.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm
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    I just want to put him in my pocket he's so adorable!

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