Okay. I'm not really going to try and make a case that Robert Carlyle is hot. Or even lukewarm. He's over fifty and a little...hard worn, shall we say? But he is one of my favorite favorite actors. From Trainspotting to The Full Monty to 28 Weeks Later and even the weird 24-between-seasons-movie, he's always fantastic.
|Robert Carlyle in 28 Weeks Later Sexy sexy, amiright?! Robert Carlyle in 28 Weeks Later|
|Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin: The Before in Once Upon A Time ABC|
|Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin in ABC Once Upon A Time|
Either way, it doesn't work out how he hopes. He's like Jafar; getting the power and the curse of oddly shimmering skin that goes along with it. Poor Rumpel.
|Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin in Once Upon A Time ABC|
|Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin: The After Once Upon A Time ABC|
I doubt we'll see anymore of pre-evil Rumpel so his angsty days are probably behind him. But he remains a fun villain and a great character. So huzzah, Robert Carlyle! Somehow you made, "I do hope you're not going to break my little bell" one of the best lines of the night.