I was very interested in something Elijah posted on twitter today. Obviously, I'm interested in everything he posts but this one set me thinking. It was sent to Mackenzie Astin, Sean Astin's brother:
@MackenzieAstin just watched your gentle takeover of your brother's show. reminded me of how gifted, eloquent, thoughtful, charismatic you are. bravo, mac. you should think about doing something like that more often. it suits you beautifully."
I know several people share my concern at what seems to have been a waning of the friendship between Elijah and Sean. For many this concern is mostly linked to fanfiction because Elijah & Sean have always been their One True Pair. I've never really been involved in fanfics myself, apart from sometimes reading, but I've always cherished the idea of the LOTR actors, especially the 'hobbits', continuing the friendships forged during filming. It has been wonderful to see what great friends Elijah and Dom still are, and Billy of course, when he's around. But Sean never seems to be with them. I was even beginning to wonder if he and Elijah had had a falling-out for some reason. But this tweet, although directed to Sean's brother, seems to suggest otherwise. Mac had hosted an episode of Sean's political chat show Vox Populi and it consisted almost entirely of a loving tribute to his brother. Elijah had obviously listened to this and enjoyed it. I was surprised that he was even aware of the show. The fact is, we don't really know what goes on behind the public posts of Twitter and Facebook. There are Direct Messages, private emails, locked Facebooks. So although we get to know quite a lot, we don't know everything. It's quite possible, probable even, that they email each other and keep up with each other's lives, even if they don't actually meet that often. I really hope so. Incidentally, reading that tweet makes my heart melt, I love his way with words.
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