In Memoriam: Bones’ Hart Hanson Pens Moving Piece About Michael Clarke Duncan
We're still at a loss for words about the unexpected and tragic death of Michael Clarke Duncan, who passed away this Labor Day weekend. His loss is a big blow for many folks in Hollywood (not to mention all his fans), and that includes Bones' very own Hart Hanson.
The Bones showrunner worked with Michael on his (now cancelled) Bones spin-off show, The Finder, and Hart recently took it to the internets to write a moving piece his memories of working with the actor.
"Michael Clarke Duncan did not like the epithet 'gentle giant,'" Hart writes on The Daily Beast. "Of course that’s what everyone called him, but he didn’t like it. He liked being big of spirit and massive of bicep and he loved having a booming unmistakable warm voice, but he did not like being called a gentle giant. What he liked was to be called MCD."
Hart recalls how the actor’s energy and enthusiasm were impossible to miss. "MCD liked to ask me, 'Are you READY?'" Hart writes. "He meant, was I ready for success and work and fun and life? 'Are you READY?' And the answer had better be 'yes' because MCD was READY. Lines memorized, makeup applied, wardrobe perfect … MCD was READY."
Many people who worked with Michael have had similarly wonderful stories to share, but this one might just take the cake. For more of Hart's piece on MCD, head over to The Daily Beast.