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Author Topic: Interview with Ben Rigby (Ledward from Alien: Cove...  (Read 4138 times)

Huggs
May 04, 2018, 12:28:10 AM
Reply #15 on: May 04, 2018, 12:28:10 AM
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Unfortunately the actor who played the pizza guy, I think the character's name was Ricky, is dead. He fell to his death after murdering an 81 year old lady. https://www.yahoo.com/news/warning-signs-seen-actors-violent-end-071207488.html

 :o

Don't know what to say about that.

I remember that. He was the same guy who played half-sac the prospect on Sons. And he didn't just kill the old lady, he tore her cat literally to pieces with his bare hands. It was just awful.

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426Buddy
May 04, 2018, 12:40:46 AM
Reply #16 on: May 04, 2018, 12:40:46 AM
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I've never heard about this but thats pretty crazy. I read a little more into it. Seems he had suffered head trauma and started behaving strangely afterwards.


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SM
May 04, 2018, 12:42:24 AM
Reply #17 on: May 04, 2018, 12:42:24 AM
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I remember it from a few years back.

His issues aside, as a lead on AvP:R he would've had some interesting stories to tell.


OpenMaw
May 04, 2018, 12:46:12 AM
Reply #18 on: May 04, 2018, 12:46:12 AM
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He did fine as Ricky, too. Given what he had to work with.


Ultramorph
May 04, 2018, 02:37:57 PM
Reply #19 on: May 04, 2018, 02:37:57 PM
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Unfortunately the actor who played the pizza guy, I think the character's name was Ricky, is dead. He fell to his death after murdering an 81 year old lady. https://www.yahoo.com/news/warning-signs-seen-actors-violent-end-071207488.html

Holy crap, I remember that, but didn’t realize he was Pizza Guy from AVPR.


Scorpio
May 04, 2018, 06:56:25 PM
Reply #20 on: May 04, 2018, 06:56:25 PM
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I know it happened over 5 years ago but it's the first time I have heard of it.  I'll never look at AVPR the same way again.


AVP-CAPCOM
May 05, 2018, 07:54:24 AM
Reply #21 on: May 05, 2018, 07:54:24 AM
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Unfortunately the actor who played the pizza guy, I think the character's name was Ricky, is dead. He fell to his death after murdering an 81 year old lady. https://www.yahoo.com/news/warning-signs-seen-actors-violent-end-071207488.html

That's horrific.

Cliff notes from actor's Johnny Lewis murder, homicide and animal cruelty.

- He was only earning a measley $20,000 per year acting which is £14,787 per year forcing him to move back in with parent's. That's less than a minimum wage worker.
- He was part of the "Scientology" cult. Like all cults they poison your mind with nonsense, ruin and control your life with brainwashing and sub-concious hijacking. Ignore the "Science" part as the cult has no reason, logic or realism. Detachment from reality is very dangerous. Oh and like all cults they command you to drain your finances for some cult leader. Johnny Lewis had little money so.......And Scientology hunts down people who try and leave too.
- He was an alcoholic, drug addict to both painkillers and prescription drugs. I don't buy he got clean prior to death nor the toxicology report. There is no smoke without fire.
- He had head trauma from a motorcycle accident and refused an MRI scan. Again Scientology members are blocked from standard peer-reviewed Psychology or Medical intervention.
- He killed his 81 year old landlady by strangulation, killed her cat and then attacked two random passers by, before commiting suicide.

Jesus what a mess.



I know it happened over 5 years ago but it's the first time I have heard of it.  I'll never look at AVPR the same way again.

The same. I always lambaste people who defend or play ignorant when their favourite entertainer from Music, TV, Film or Movie directing gets a free pass due to contributions. Roman Polanski fled to France in 1978 after he was due to be sentenced to a possible 50 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 13 year old girl.

Aliens Vs Predator was my own "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" phase. AVP-R was a decent fun live action realisation.

But animal cruelty in real-life,  murder, and Scientology associations will make me think twice before bunning the AVP-R DVD in the player.

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Corporal Hicks
May 08, 2018, 09:48:18 AM
Reply #22 on: May 08, 2018, 09:48:18 AM
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I didn't realize you'd actually meant Ricky. Yeah, it's tragic to hear what happened.  :-\

You never answered my question though, Capcom. Did you enjoy what Ben had to say?


AVP-CAPCOM
May 09, 2018, 05:23:00 PM
Reply #23 on: May 09, 2018, 05:23:00 PM
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You never answered my question though, Capcom. Did you enjoy what Ben had to say?

The only semi-interesting nugget, this "Ben" actor revealed , was that a real stunt-person (forgot the specialised occupation) did the falling backwards rather than a prosthetic.
A little more probing into how Ridley asked him to "burst" would've been nice and if he felt his performance matched that of John Hurt.

I have to say the latter would've been redundant as he said he only watched ALIEN for the first time prior to shooting, as he had been cast in a film in the universe. He also said he doesn't like sci-fi and does the role due to typecasting based on his shifty, icy, looks (his words).
I understand there is a divide between "work" and being a "fan" but his attitude was kind of throwaway and phoned in. This came across in the movie hence why I called him a "redshirt".

Everything else was meh. Getting into acting, theatre, TV, film, audition is pretty much cookie cutter Q&A tbh.

There are interesting people who have been interviewed in ALIEN lore or could be interviewed. Heck even said fan cosplay actor Gareth Elner or that recent interview with Liam O Donnell were more intriguing.

« Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 05:36:27 PM by AVP-CAPCOM »

Corporal Hicks
May 09, 2018, 05:41:29 PM
Reply #24 on: May 09, 2018, 05:41:29 PM
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Well that's a damn shame you feel that way.


 

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