Preoccupied with Sleepwalker – RAndom musings

I should totally be writing up an AAHA protocol for what will happen if there is a dispute of ownership over a pet, and one of the clients is overseas while the other client is in prison, and the only way anyone can reach either client is via a third-party who is underage and only available on social media, but…

I’m obsessing over Sleepwalker, instead!

(Just kidding- these endless AAHA protocols are on the ridiculous side, but not quite that far out!)

Thanks to The Anglophile Channel’s timely scoop as well as further clues to be gleaned from the audition videos of cast member Izabella Scorupcos (I’ve forgotten who posted it first, but fantastic work, whoever you are!)… I have been compiling a list of my musings! I thought I’d post them here, so I can come back and compare what actually happens with what my feverish imaginings are at the moment.

So, assuming the information we have doesn’t change, and in no particular order, and maybe having minor spoilers, and purely speculatively:

  • Richard Armitage plays a doctor! Dr. Scott White (This works for me on so many levels!)
  • Specifically a mind doctor, probably well-established and well-respected, if he is head of department.
  • This leads me to believe the character is an intellectual, mature, possible nerdy (?) and supposedly sympathetic. (Please let him wear glasses at least part of the time. Please?)
  • Dr. White has done his due diligence, having already reviewed the case file on Sarah Wells (played by RA’s beautiful, talented and smart Ahna O’Reilly) and concluded her sleepwalking episodes are “grief” related.
  • Is Dr. White possibly a bit distRActed? In an absent-minded professor kind of way? His watch has stopped. Or do strange things just happen with time in this sleep clinic?
  • Is Dr. White, like Sarah Wells, working through his own issues, his own grief? (Sounds right up Richard’s alley, if that’s the case. Brood, baby, brood!)
  • He apparently has some sort of relationship with the other doctor, played by Izabella Scorupcos… she suggests it would be therapeutic for him to involve himself with Sarah’s case, a case revolving around grief. And she has her hair down when she talks to him. Do the doctors have history, as friends, as colleagues, as lovers? (More nuances for Richard to plumb!)
  • Dr. White may have a romantic interest! (?) Sarah is fragile, also presumably an intellectual, if she’s working on a dissertation…
  • Is there already history between Scott and Sarah? If he’s the man she’s dreamed of all her life- is this literally- has he been in her dreams, have they met long ago, or is this just a euphemism for a handsome, sympathetic, intelligent man?
  • We’re told Scott and Sarah enter a “unique relationship”…. very intriguing… just what exactly is a unique relationship? Is it a doctor/patient relationship that crosses accepted boundaries, or just stays on the verge, with sensually charged atmosphere when they are together?
  • We are promised twists– suggests – Dr. White might be playing mind games! (It is billed as a thriller)- or, he could be involved Sarah’s husband’s death!- or, he could be innocently wrapped up in it, possibly be a victim too, possibly by the female doctor colleague!?- or, Sarah could be the crazy one, maybe her husband’s death was not a suicide but her alter ego was responsible and Dr. White is the next target…. (Remember, I’m coming back to this after the movie has premiered, and I’ll see if any of these guesses are correct! =)
  • And, because I can’t ever resist a good beard speculation: Dr. White either has a beard (and glasses, please?)- or, they haven’t yet decided/ but wanted to see how he looks on set/in costume in a beard- or, he will have a beard in part of the movie (flashbacks, early on and shaves later or vice versa)- or, Richard Armitage just prefers to travel with beard and the beard was gone as soon as he started filming.


  1. jazzbaby1 · October 7, 2014

    He said he wanted to play a scientist at some point…


    • jholland · October 7, 2014

      And this is totally going to float my boat, no matter if he’s the good doctor/scientist or the bad…


      • Helen · October 7, 2014

        Mine too… can’t wait! Hmm, maybe a rerun of The Golden Hour is needed while I wait. But please no beard… 🙂 Doctors don’t have beards, do they? Even mind doctors? Hmm, maybe mind doctors do… bother. 😦

        Excellent speculation. Sounds very Hitchcockian 😉 Which is very good. As long as he doesn’t end up dead 😦


        • jholland · October 7, 2014

          I love the beard, but I’m probably ready for a change. And yep, doctors do have beards. I think they like to stroke their beards as they ponder clinical relevance, and such. =)

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  2. kelbel75 · October 7, 2014

    I am very psyched (see what I did there? 😛 ) that he’s playing a Doc too! I’m wondering if they will play up the *voice* b/c you know he could probably easily control me with that voice, and I doubt I’m the only one 😉 but my first thought regarding this role was : so maybe he won’t die this time, he’ll just turn out to not be real instead…

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    • jholland · October 7, 2014

      Oooh… he’s a figment! I hadn’t thought of this. If so, I’d like to be afflicted with the same figment…


  3. Heather · October 7, 2014

    Hmmm, interesting stuff! Perhaps Izabella Scorupco’s character is playing mind games with both RA and his patient.
    This will be a great movie…RA will be brilliant of course and have us all swooning.


    • jholland · October 7, 2014

      Yeah… I’m fairly sure someone is going to be playing mind games. The question is who. It could totally be the sexy doctor lady! I am with you… I think it sounds like a really cool role for Richard, no matter how it shakes out. And it seems very much a different genre than anything he’s done to date. I do hope all stages of production move lightening-fast!


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