Oh R.J., pretty much the sweetest younger actor I've worked with yet. I wrote in my other blog, dated January 15, 2008, after several months of working with R.J.:
"I had my own emotions while filming this show. As some of you know, I wear hearing aids. It doesn't affect my life much, but it can when people mumble, or their back is to me. I usually tell people I'm working with so they don't get frustrated. I told R.J. Mitte this when I was washing his hair the first day and he said, “Oh, it's OK, I'm loosing my hearing too.” I had to hold in from bursting out crying to how sweet that sounded, since it's rare that I can tell someone this and they can understand. Much less a young person. We always exchanged stories about how we pretend to hear people for the rest of the three month shoot."
Sadly it had been well over a year since I had seen R.J. in person. He's still a doll- maybe a little too good looking for being 17 (!). I attended his 17th birthday party this evening and got him on my bike. We exchanged more fascinating stories and agreed to not let another entire year go by without seeing each other. How I missed him. He's doing so good on Breaking Bad and has a very promising acting career and from what I can tell, with the ladies we well. Oh la la.
I will always love love love my little R.J.