As many of you might already know, Robert attended the SBUK3 on April 30 in Blackpool, UK and I have been able to gather a few photos. If any of these photos are yours and you want to be credited, or if you have more photo to contribute with, please contact me!
Some fun things that were said and answered during the press junket:
Someone played ‘Hot Stuff’ and asked if he still does the dance, he say no, Full Monty was the hardest thing he’s done.
They only played the whole strip tease in Full Monty through once & he thought the women in the audience were going to eat him alive.
Bobby always felt that Gold knew he was Rumplestiltskin during the Dark curse/Season 1.
Robert thinks Rumple is a very interesting character and likes a lot of things about him.
Robert has trouble to find the person who ask a question. Everyone helps him out by pointing. He is very adorable!
What Bobby likes about Rumple – he’s interesting, he gets to be creative with him. Sometimes as a viewer he gets annoyed with Rumplestiltskin.
We’re going to find out if Rumplestiltskin ever going to do the right thing very soon. (x)
A lot of Rumplestiltskin comes from “the dark corners” of Robert’s mind and aren’t on the page.
Robert did a lot of work as an extra in drama school and hated it.
Since he was an extra once Bobby always tried to make the effort to be kind to extras he works with now.
Bobby doesn’t have a bucket list, he’s done it.
The line was supposed to be “magic always comes at a price” and he said it wrong but it stuck!
If Bobby swapped roles he’d want to be the Evil Queen.
Bobbys fabourite role he’s played is Begbie from Trainspotting and T2.
Bobby thinks the best he has ever acted was in the movie Summer.
Bobby can’t keep up on what’s going on with the show.
Robert is very confused about his on screen parents “…who are my on screen parents?“
Bobby says he gets along very well with Robbie (Pan).
Bobby says it’s hard to have parents who are younger than him on the show.
Robert needs to be “inside it” to do Rumplestiltskin. He can’t just do it on demand.
Robert misses his long hair but short is more manageable.
Robert has tried method acting but it’s not for him. For him it’s about solitude and finding your own way.
If Bobby could bring back any dead character he would bring back Neal. He loved working with MRJ and still misses him to this day.
“I still think it was a mistake” – Robert on Neal being taken out of the show.
Robert and Emilie bonded on the first day, on the first episode Skin Deep.
Bobby says there’s been a lot of talk of him playing the Dr for years but at this point it’s not going to happen.
Mr. Gold’s first name is Barbara according to Bobby.
If he say the Dark One & Begbie coming towards him who’d he run from, The Dark One is more dangerous he says.
Bobby says at this point we don’t know if there will be anymore Once Upon a Time.
Trainspotting as a TV show would be “a mistake… I wouldn’t be interested in doing a TV show of it”.
If Rumple & Begbie had a fight Rumplestiltskin would win.
When they filmed the stripping scene for The Full Monty they did it over three days. They’d do the bits with the ties and then get called ‘Cut!’ and would film more and more each time so they got the right shots. He said that people would boo when they stopped and by the third day when they actually did the Full Monty they probably didn’t think they’d actually do it so all those cheers you hear in the film are very real.
He also said they only got a shot from the back and nobody wants to see him strip again. I nicely shouted that I do!
He thinks Gold always kind of knew that he was Rumple even before the curse broke for him.
Rumplestiltskin is an interesting character and he’s given a lot of room to create with him.
But sometimes even he watches and is all ‘Rumple, stop that!’ when he does something silly.
He doesn’t have a bucket list and is very thankful for the life he has. Mentioned his wife and kids and how he has everything he wants in life.
Fave line is ‘all magic comes with a price’ but he thinks he said it wrong at first and it was meant to be ‘magic always comes with a price.
He’s also very partial to saying ‘Dearie’.
If he had to play another character on the show he would play The Evil Queen.
His favourite roles are ones he can have fun with and not play too safe with.
Summer is the film he considers to be his best work.
Jaime is lovely even if it’s odd to have a Mother who is younger than him.
He also thinks Robbie Kay is a ‘smashing lad’.
He’s been growing his hair out but for continuity they keep cutting his hair at work. He does love his long hair but finds it more manageable now.
He most enjoyed filming Plunkett and Macleane because it was the first big film he’d done. He filmed that in the Czech Republic.
His process for getting in to character for someone like Rumple is to sit in a dark room, spend a lot of time with himself and just get in to the headspace. No stimulus around him so he can think. He’s tried method acting, it isn’t for him and thinks all actors have their own methods so it doesn’t matter what it is so long as it works for you.
If he had to play a Princess he would play Belle, because he loves her.
– “I love Belle. I have to say that, she’s my wife!”
If he could bring back any character from the dead it would be Neal/Baelfire.
He loves working with Emilie. She makes it so easy, they have great chemistry and it’s someone he trusts. Someone who can go to that Dark Place with him to find the character. He says that they’ve always worked so well and mentioned how filming Skin Deep forged that bond.
Skin Deep is still his favourite.
He really enjoyed working on Barney Thompson even if it was a challenge being in front of and behind the camera. He really liked the characters, he really enjoyed Barney and the humour in the movie.
Mr. Gold’s first name is Barbara.
At this point they don’t know if there will be a Season Seven.
He’s heard rumours that there could be a Trainspotting TV show based on their younger years and thinks that would be a mistake because those characters are their own kind of entity and that whole Trainspotting world is a heightened environment.
He would, however, be happy to do more Trainspotting movies.
Was asked advice for budding actresses and said that it’s easier for men (he didn’t seem happy that it was!) and you have to be really strong in that business. Don’t lose yourself and maintain what you believe to be true.