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30 days of Highlanders: Day 15: Guest Post: Missy Jane + Giveaway

May 10, 2011

Adrian Paul, My One and Only Highlander
by: Ms Missy Jane

For those of you unfamiliar with the television series, The Highlander, the name Adrian Paul may hold no meaning. He was in the last of the Highlander movies, continuing his role as Duncan MacLeod (of the clan Macleod), alongside the original highlander, Christopher Lambert (Connor MacLeod). He’s been in forty-one movie and television productions ( ) and is also listed as a producer and director. Born in London from Italian and British roots, he pulled off being a Scottish Highlander vera vera well. Watching him swordfight in everything from a kilt to a three-piece suit has been some of my favorite television watching experiences.

So, why is he my favorite highlander? As an actor he’s middle-grade but seems to put his heart and soul into it. Though I’ve only seen him in a couple of roles other than as Duncan MacLeod, I actually had the opportunity to meet Adrian at the Romantic Times convention of 2008. He was awesome. He attended as a VIP guest to promote awareness for his children’s charity, The Peace Fund. He easily upstaged VIP Fabio in my eyes (who was also awesome), and had the mostly female audience in a tizzy. He told a couple of funny stories about his experiences as an actor and especially his Highlander role. He mostly spoke about his foundation and it was obvious that it has a lot of meaning for him.

As I sat and listened to Adrian Paul, secretly undressing him from the gaudy purple suit he chose to wear, one thought was foremost on my mind. No, not that one. It was “I have to get his autograph for my husband!” My husband is the one who introduced me to the Highlander television series as well as the movies. He’s a huge fan of them and Adrian Paul. I’m pretty sure he has a man-crush on Adrian but haven’t gotten him to admit it yet. When he found out Adrian would be at the convention, he almost made arrangements to go with me. Luckily he wasn’t able to because ogling the Ellora’s Cavemen in front of him would’ve been awkward. So, I felt an obligation to get something to take home to show my sweet hubby that I’d remembered him.

I bought a glossy, black and white photo of Adrian the day before and had it ready, but once he was finished talking the room erupted into chaos. Women leapt from their chairs and bombarded the stage, each vying for the hot Highlander’s attention. I swiftly left my seat and elbowed my way to the front, stomping through authors I’d been fawning over the day before in my mad dash to gain an autograph. A sense of guilt tried to emerge but I pictured my sweet hubby sobbing if I arrived home empty handed and continued my trek. Within minutes there was a slight pause and I leapt onto the stage with my photo in hand. I told Adrian I needed his autograph for my husband so he wouldn’t get mad at how much I spent on the trip. He laughed, used my back to sign the photo and said, “Put it on your credit card. He’ll never know.” (swoon) Somehow I made it off the stage without falling at his feet.

After the initial mad rush, order was called to the room and everyone was asked to take their seats and have dessert. As the women dispersed and Adrian stepped down from the stage, I took the opportunity to get his attention once more. I tapped him on the arm, gave him an apologetic grin and said, “Sorry, we thought you were dessert.” It was hard to tell from the glare of his purple suit, but I think I might have made him blush. Needless to say my hubby was thrilled with the photo and even overlooked the mound of pictures I took of the Cavemen. However, he was a little upset that I had Adrian autograph the Highlander novel to me instead of him. Oh well, I’ll just have to meet the Highlander again ;-)

*Make reading a guilty pleasure…*

*~* GIVEAWAY *~*

Missy Is giving away a copy of her favorite contemporary hot Scot romances,
 Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister.

*~* international *~*

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19 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Trish May 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM  

Awesome post. You know I had to go Google & you tube Adrain Paul...and now I know..LOL! I must go and watch him!

trishbrittingham at gmail dot com

Victoria May 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

Have to be honest I never cared for Adrian. I was so spoiled by Lambert that I couldn't get into Paul.


June M. May 10, 2011 at 12:09 PM  

Have to admit that I did not know who Adrian was...I don't watch much TV at all. Generally, I read for entertainment.

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Author Missy Jane May 10, 2011 at 1:46 PM  

Ladies, thanks for commenting. It's okay that you didn't know who Adrian Paul is (or prefer Christopher Lambert). Honestly if it wasn't for my hubby I wouldn't know either. But now that I do...yum!

Anne May 10, 2011 at 2:32 PM  

How funny you writing abou Adrian Paul and Highlander. I watched it when it came out and I've been watching the occasional episode on Hulu at work when I'm doing piece work. I'm only up to episode 11 of season 1, but it's great because it's been so long they're like new to me. He truly was eye candy (saw him in a recent movie, he had a horrible dye job and hair cut, buit he seemd to be holding up pretty well).

Anne May 10, 2011 at 2:34 PM  

Gads, forgive the typos. I really need to proof better before I hit the publish button.

RFTC Blog May 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM  

Great post. Adrian Paul is definitely a cutie.

Chelsea B.,  May 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM  

Very cool! He's definitely a hunk :-)


buddyt May 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

I loved that series and I was trying to think of the stars name but couldn't.

Thanks to you, now I remember.

I haven't seen him in any other series or movies which is rather a pity.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

JessS May 11, 2011 at 3:22 AM  

Great post and thanks for the giveaway. I didn't comment on the other post because the contest was already over, is that okay?


BLHmistress May 11, 2011 at 12:44 PM  

OMG I love Adrian! He is one reason I loved the tv show so much :) and I catch the show every now and again and its a must watch for me.


Unknown May 11, 2011 at 10:40 PM  

Great post! I love The Highlander series with Adrian. I wish, that it still came on.

Kasumi May 12, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

I loved The Highlander series and cryed with his sad love story, but didn´t know there was a film of the series, too. Or it was the last Highlander film? Bcause it's the only one that I didn't watch yet

Thanks for the international chance!


Kasumi May 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

I'd have to comment the day all comments would be lost... Yeah, I´m a lucky girl!

Anyway, I watched Highlander series too, but didn't know it has a film too.


Highland Hussy May 14, 2011 at 8:24 PM  

Oh he was my first Highlander crush! I was 14 and soo in love with him! sigh, I love Netflix because you can insta-watch any season of Highlander. Great post, and you are sooo lucky!

Unknown May 15, 2011 at 1:02 AM  

@Kasumi -- Me too.... I did the same thing!

I used to watch the Highlander series with my brother. I don't know who that actor was....but he was F.I.N.E!!!

I gotta get my Netflix set up on my new TV -- instafilms -- thanks for the tip @HighlandHussy!

These are awesome posts!

blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

Megan@Riverina Romantics May 15, 2011 at 2:25 AM  

Adrian Paul is the best! I keep on singing the theme to his highlander show. Here we are! Born to be kings! We're the princes of the universe! The very last highlander movie was on last week. He was it! There can be only one and he was it!

Megan@ Riverina Romantics

rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

Maria May 15, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

Wow That must have been exciting! Sounds like you had alot of fun that day. Thanks for the giveaway!


Texas Book Lover May 17, 2011 at 8:23 AM  

I will have to check this show out!


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