Kevin’s optimism shines through – that’s why we love him!
Liz’s words, so sweet… Thanks, Liz!
My name’s Liz and I live in the far northeast of Scotland. I have never been lucky enough to see Kevin Sorbo in real life, but that has not lessened my respect and admiration for him as a very talented actor and an extremely caring human being. And I feel very grateful for the help he gave me through a very bad time – although he never knew he gave it!
I came late as a fan. Until 2001 I had never seen or even heard of Kevin Sorbo. Then I was diagnosed with a potentially deadly illness and had to have major emergency surgery. Recovery was a long, slow and tedious business. I was feeling frightened and very sorry for myself, and I seemed to have lost the art of sleeping. Many nights I crept back downstairs to watch T.V. alone in the small hours of the night so as not to disturb the family.
Then one night/early morning I caught a SciFi show that had exciting action, great SFX, a decent plot/script and a very good looking lead with a beautiful voice. For a while I forgot everything else, lost in this future world of a sentient ship and the adventures of her ragtag crew. I was hooked on “Andromeda” and in love with Captain Dylan Hunt!
So I started to find out what I could about this actor Kevin Sorbo – much easier to do now with the internet! And this, of course, led me to “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.”
I loved the gentle humour and the positive messages. Every time the “Hercules” theme started to play I had to smile; you just knew that however dark things seemed, Herc was about to put things right for the rest of the world if not for himself. And in a weird way, it helped me feel more positive, too.
I still have to smile when I think about that optimistic theme – a great pick-me-up when feeling down!
As my DVD collection continued to grow, I admired both the actor and his work more and more. And as I learned more about the man and his charity work I admired him as a person, too.
Now, I would not suggest that Kevin can claim healing the sick as one of his many talents! But, quite unknowingly, he certainly helped me through a very dark and lonely time by giving me something positive to think about and a place to go in my imagination when reality got too tough. And I will always be very grateful to him for that.
I have been clear now for eight years, but life is still full of problems and I still use Kevin and his work as an escape, a fun break from reality. I seem to become a more dedicated fan with every film Kevin makes – and from the other stories here: I am not alone.
So, Kevin, please accept my heartfelt thanks for being so generous with your talent that you even help people you’ve never met!
(Artwork by Carmen and Hercules Hunt)