“Fleabag” actor Andrew Scott read a heartwarming poem on Instagram, and it’s guaranteed to make you smile.Scott, who became the object of the internet’s affection after he played the Hot Priest on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s show, recorded himself reading a poem called “Everything Is Going to Be All Right.” The actor’s video was shared to Instagram by his friend Emilia Clarke, since he doesn’t have any social media accounts.According to Clarke’s caption, Scott wanted to dedicate the video to the organization Men Against Cancer Ireland. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Andrew Scott, best known for playing the Hot Priest on “Fleabag,” read a heartwarming poem called “Everything Is Going to Be All Right” on Instagram, and it’s guaranteed to make your day. After playing the priest on season two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s brilliant Amazon show, Scott quickly became the object of the internet’s affection (and lust). And fans of Hot Priest will be glad to hear that he’s just as dreamy in the new Instagram video, which was posted by his friend Emilia Clarke since Scott doesn’t have any social media accounts himself.
The beautiful, breathtaking talent that is Andrew Scott reads for us ‘Everything is Going to be All Right’ by Derek Mahon. Andrew has asked to dedicate this to Men Against Cancer Ireland @menagainstcancer Andrew we salute you! ? It comes under the prescription for need for reassurance. Here’s how it reads as written in the book @thepoetrypharmacy @thepoetryremedy There are moments in life when the banal suddenly, and quite without warning, becomes the transcendent. Perhaps a shaft of afternoon light paints a familiar view an unfamiliar gold; perhaps dust in a sunbeam or the dance of sparks above a fire transport you, for a long instant, to somewhere else altogether. The almost magical-seeming reflections of ripples on a ceiling are transfixing in just the same way. In moments like these- awe-struck moments when the ferocious beauty of the everyday catches us unawares- we are often moved to a reassessment. One flash of sunlight can be all it takes to give us the sense of possibility that can change everything. As a great sufferer from depression myself, I find a small moment like this, a sudden splash of serenity and beauty, can provide the impetus needed to run my mood around. Not completely, perhaps, and not permanently- but sometimes a small push is all any of us is waiting for. Derek Mahon’s poem ‘Everything is Going to be All Right’ describes wonderfully the feeling of that little push and reassessment. And there’s something hugely powerful, too, about its final line. When my children are suffering and I hold them in my arms, it seems to be the most natural mantra in the world: Everything will be all right. There’s a comfort to those words, whether or not they’ll prove to be true. OF course, some wounds don’t heal, and some wrongs go un-righted. But in the grander sense, in the everything sense, things to tend to be all right. Too often, our pain is either in our heads or magnified beyond all proportion. If we can learn to manage it, if we can find that oasis of calm in the reflection of the waves, then we might find that out problems are not as all-consuming as we imagined. Thank you thank you Andrew! ? A post shared by @ emilia_clarke on May 18, 2020 at 9:10am PDTMay 18, 2020 at 9:10am PDTIn the video, Scott sits in front of a white brick wall with sunlight washing over his face while he reads the tender and hopeful poem by Derek Mahon. Mahon’s poem reads, in part: “How should I not be glad to contemplate / the clouds clearing beyond the dormer window / and a high tide reflected on the ceiling? / There will be dying, there will be dying, / but there is no need to go into that.”
Scott’s recitation of the poem was beautifully emotional, especially when he recited the final stanzas: “I lie here in a riot of sunlight / watching the day break and the clouds flying. / Everything is going to be all right.” Clarke didn’t hold back her praise for the actor, calling him “The beautiful, breathtaking talent that is Andrew Scott” in the caption of her post.According to the caption, Scott wanted to dedicate his reading to the organization Men Against Cancer Ireland, which “promotes awareness for men about early prevention” and gives “resources back to the community.”