The series shot in Northern Ireland and Malta. The cast faced everything from rain, wind and mud to 90-degree heat and baking sun. Bean wore ice packs on his back to cool down under costumes heavy with leather and fur.
Of course, every Richard Armitage fan knows that he also wore ice packs as Guy of Gisborne under all that black leather:
So here's my questions to movie producers everywhere: How do you get a job helping to put ice packs on these guys? Where do I apply? Is there an Ice Pack Training Academy?
Forget pay, I'll work for room and board for the ice pack job for Armitage and Bean.(I'm sure I'll need a room next door to them, in case an emergency costume ice pack was needed in the middle of the night.) I'm a good traveler and I'm sure with a portable freezer I could go anywhere in the world with my ice pack expertise: New Zealand? Belfast? Hungary? London? Sheffield? You name it, have passport and ice, Will Travel!
Can you imagine what the work day would be like? Spending the day changing ice packs for these two men! Getting to know every detail of their costumes. (Yes, I've suddenly developed an interest in film costume design). Giving them some tender loving care to make sure they're comfortable at all times. What if someone asked you how your day was like? Instead of mumbling something about endless paperwork and office politics, you could regale your friends with the fine points of ice pack placement on Richard Armitage and Sean Bean's body!!!!!!!!!
Film people PLEASE! Hear my call! I just bought a new state-of-the art freezer and am getting my ice pack supply ready, each with finely monogrammed RA or SB on each individual pack, and maybe just a hint of refreshing ice scents. Maybe some scent of Henderson's Relish for Bean, and Pilsner Urquell for Armitage?
I'm having a new set of insulated poly-something keep cool luggage especially made for my ice packs and ice pack placement tools. Ice, Ice, Baby...
(Pics thanks to RichardArmitageNet.com, The Mighty Bean, Google Images, my own caps. Post inspired by comment on TMB)