“Every time I’m in a room with that man he stares at me constantly.”
Late this evening I decided to watch all of Lizzie’s Q&A videos because I hadn’t watched them very much and thought it would be fun to do a little mini marathon. As I was watching Q&A #5 with Wickham it really irked me to notice how much he was staring at the camera during filming. Right before this Wickham/Lizzie screenshot the two of them practically kissed and you could see the sparks fly between the two of them. But right after that moment passed and Lizzie broke the tension by addressing the camera, Wickham started staring at the camera, addressing the audience instead of her. Come on. Seriously? You almost just kissed. You should be looking at Lizzie not us! Can someone say “annoying douche bag”? Props to Wes for portraying Wickham so well.
Fast-forward to Lizzie at Pemberley. We know from Lizzie’s videos that Darcy tends to stare at Lizzie but she thinks it’s because she’s “a traffic accident and he just can’t look away.” I wonder during her recent video re-watch if she started to notice how many times he was giving her his full, focused attention, even while filming and even though he is extremely camera shy. I absolutely love the difference represented here between Wickham staring at the camera constantly while he sits next to Lizzie and Darcy paying attention to Lizzie and what she has to say because he loves her and respects her and her opinions. It’s not because he’s waiting for her to make a fool of herself. I don’t know about the other women out there but I feel respected the most when a man takes the time to show a genuine interest in what I have to say and gives me his full and undivided attention. That, I would argue, is more attractive than a nice six-pack.
I can’t wait to see future episodes with Darcy! I’m wagering that when Darcy and Lizzie kiss he is probably not going be staring at the camera very much. He’ll be looking straight into Lizzie’s eyes and give her the sweetest smile. :)