Debbie Bridge – Voiceover/Actor/Singer

What would you do?

I was sitting across from the famous British actor, Jason Hughes of ‘Midsomer Murdersindexfame.  Here I confess my secret passion for  – murder mysteries!  I love them and am a big fan of such series!  I had all sorts of naughty thoughts on how to get his attention or engage him in a conversation.  To be soooo close and to say nothing – agony!

He had his eyes closed, so no possible accidental glance was there.  Could have bumped against him, ‘accidentally’.  ‘Ooops! Sorry’, then have asked him, if he really is who he is – not so classy that.

Then my fear of actually accidentally hitting him, made me sit like a starfish stuck to a rock, for fear of waking the poor man, who was obviously very tired, as he fell fast asleep.  ‘Do I take a picture?… don’t I?’  Ran through my head, but I did think, ‘bad Karma, what if I was in his shoes?, would I want someone I didn’t know taking photos of me while I’m asleep on a train and then putting them on Facebook – no!’

So, instead I posted my dilemma on Facebook, ‘They’ll know what to do’ and here is what they said:

Caroline: Shout something in Welsh very loudly to him  (only Welsh I know are town names, not very sane, yelling Abergavenny! Cardiff! in some weird and random way)

Jon: Sit on his lap and snog him (I’m afraid my John, may have words to say to me, if I did that)

Jenny: Be cool.  Or maybe arrange yourself as a murder victim and wait  (liked this idea, especially, as I have a big gash over my left eye, due to recent surgery, but man would it hurt to get those stitches put back in)

Julie: Poke him to see if he’s alive!  (hmm, this was possible, but still may produce – weirdo person sitting across from me vibes, rather than sane, beautiful, talented person!)

Caroline (again): sing an aria (this was a good 1, but I didn’t do it, lots of people on train and all that, I’m quite a shy person really!)

Fiona: Lean across and blow up his nostrils. (Back in weirdo category, not the effect I was going for)

Stephen: Ask him how Tash and the kids are? (Didn’t get this private information in time to do it)

Peter: Draw a white line around him for when he wakes (now what did I do with that spare white chalk I always carry….hm?)

My personal favourite though:

Peter: ‘Jason Hughes is sitting in a cafe and thinking, is that Debbie Bridge?  Wonder if I should go and say hello.’ (Looking forward to this event)

and to leave me with a bit of hope:

Alan: He’s a Kemptown chap isn’t he?  (raising my hopes, I may get this chance again on a future train ride, when he isn’t so tired)

So, in the end, he slept well and I had a lovely distraction and a few laughs during my train ride up to London, where I did my 1st Voice Over job….that leads nicely into my next blog, so catch up with you then.

P.S: Jason Hughes, if you are reading this: I just wanted to say, I really like your work!



2 thoughts on “What would you do?

  1. Suzy

    I personally liked Caroline’s suggestion. You’d have made a lot of bored or stressed (or sleepy!) commuters very happy. It must be an absolute joy to be able to suddenly belt out an aria. I remember sitting alone at the ‘that’ wine bar in Covent Gdn when a lady on the table next to me stood up, and did just that. Wondeful! It wasn’t you was it?! ;o) Hearty greetings to you m’lady.

    1. Debbie Bridge Post author

      Hi Suzy, will definitely have to try doing that the next time such an opportunity arises. I know I was in Poland recently at the salt mines outside of Krakow and burst into song there, which was well received. I am afraid I no longer sing at Covent Garden and when I was there, I was not allowed to go among the tables, so I am afraid it wasn’t me who sang to you, but it is something I would do, just for the fun of it!

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