Contributions to the Tabrett Bethell Appreciation Project are starting to come in, so we're posting this entry, to start listing what we've received.
We will be making this a permanent side bar link, too, so you can easily click on it to check our progress or reassure yourself that your submission is being included!
(PS If you're planning on playin' with us, BeautifulLauren wanted me to remind you to please take a quick sec to put your name/country in the Participants List, if you haven't already!)
PLEASE NOTE: I've truncated names or used solely initials below, because some people might prefer it if their real and/or full name not be posted on LJ. However, unless requested otherwise, full names will be listed in the Scrapbook itself.
THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED
9/2 - Daniela M. - 2 Wallpapers
9/4 - Elodie V. - 2 Graphics
9/5 - Laura E. - Questionnaire Response
9/8 - Lugdivine - Graphic
9/8 - Laura E. - 2 Tab Graphics, 1 Barcelona Collage
9/8 - Sanja J. - 2 Tab Graphics, 1 Croatian Coast Collage
9/8 - Laura E. - Keep Calm Graphic
9/8 - Lugdivine - Tab/Elektra Graphic
9/10 - Kelly O'M. - Questionnaire Response, 1 Tab Graphic
9/10 - Crisia M. - 1 Letter, 2 Drawings
9/12 - Andrew - 1 Graphic
9/15 - Kelly O'M. - 1 Graphic
9/17 - Lyssia A. - Questionnaire/Graphic
9/19 - Lisa Ro. - Wallpaper
9/20 - Laura E. - Letter
9/21 - Chiara D. - Letter, 4 City Photos
9/22 - Sara G. - Questionnaire, Picspam, Graphic, Icon Folder
9/22 - Farah J. - Seeker Graphic
9/23 - Linda - Graphic
9/23 - Daniela M. - Letter
9/23 - Lisa R. - 2 graphics
9/23 - Vala B. - Letter/Graphic
9/24 - Bella B. - Note, Graphic
9/24 - V.R. - Handwritten Letter (via mail)
9/25 - Emma G. - Questionnaire, 4 Graphics
9/26 - Ashley B. - Graphic
9/26 - Sierra F. - 5 Graphics
9/27 - Kaylen J. - Wallpaper, Quesionnaire
9/27 - Mikola T. - Letter
9/27 - Katrina D. - Letter
9/27 - Giovanna F. - Letter
9/27 - Skwerl - Drawing, Note
9/27 - Channing - Banner Collection
9/27 - Kara G. - Graphic and Note
9/28 - Tedra - Letter
9/28 - Jo L. - Questionnaire
9/28 - Kelly O'M. - Drawing, Letter (via mail)
9/28 - K.C. - Letters, Sectioned Illustration (via mail)
9/29 - Agnes B. - Poem and Pic
9/29 - Lisa - Graphic and Note
9/29 - Nicky - 2 Graphics
9/30 - Mauricio - Letter
9/30 - David G. - Poem
9/30 - Tanya - Letter
9/30 - Jenny H. - Letter
9/30 - Katrina H. - Graphic
9/30 - Mark H. - Letter
9/30 - Liz W. - Letter
10/1 - Nicky - Questionnaire
10/1 - Erika - Photos w/ Signs
10/1 - Kelly - Photos w/ Signs
10/2 - David G. - Questionnaire
10/2 - Piper D. - Questionnaire, Links
10/2 - Paul J. - Questionnaire
10/3 - David G. - Letter, Twitter Graphic
10/4 - Rossella R. - Graphic, Questionnaire
10/4 - Jessica M. - Questionnaire
10/5 - Letitia B. - Letter
10/6 - Rachel - Letter (via mail)
10/8 - Michelle T. - Questionnaire
10/9 - Liana M. - Letter, Collage
10/9 - Gala - 3 Graphics (Note)
10/9 - Tamara - 2 Graphics
10/10 - Finn - Postcard Graphic
10/10 - Kathy H. - Song, 2 Graphics, Letter with Pics
10/10 - Christine M. - Letter, 11 graphics
10/11 - Saralynn - Graphic
10/11 - A. Sab - 2 Graphics
10/11 - William - Letter
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Thank you heaps for your amazing portrayal of Cara. Legend of the Seeker wouldn't be what it is without Mistress Cara and you were the perfect choice! I hope to see a Season 3 and you back on our screens! If not, I'll continue to follow your career because you're definitely going to go places. All the best :) Ali - Australia
While Cara as a character does indeed rock, I doubt she would have been as amazing if it wasn't for your amazing ability to convey all of her complex emotions with just a twitch of an eye, or your ability to bring the humour and deliver fantastic one liners. And I can't forget all the times you made my heart hurt (in a good way) while watching Cara's struggle find a place for herself in the world after being so cruelly ejected from hers and from everything she knows and finding herself surrounded by people who don't understand her or what she really is.
So I am thankful to have had a strong, beautiful, powerful, funny, somewhat scociopathic, canonically bisexual woman treated with such love by everyone involved with the making of Legend of the Seeker, and I feel incredibly privileged to have watched you bring Cara to life with such depth and honesty.
So I thank you for bringing Cara into my life and I can't wait to follow what will undoubtedly be the long and successful career that lies ahead of you.
Clare from Manchester, England
P.S. On a purely shallow note, girlfriend you rock that leather like no ones business! Which is just one more thing I am eternally grateful for. And I'm gonna stop now before I get all weird and just start squeeing like the flailing fangirl you seem to turn me into!
Thanks for being so amazingly awesome!! - Leanne, England
Legend of the Seeker wouldn't have been the same without you, Tab! Thanks for all your hard work and we look forward to seeing where your career takes you! - Alice S., USA
Thanks for an awesome job as Cara, no one could have done it better! I hope to see you on the screen soon. - Abir N., USA
Would starting with "I love you" be too forward? Yes? Pity... ;)
I just wanted to tell you that you did an incredible job playing Cara. I don't think I would've gotten into Legend of the Seeker quite like I did if it weren't for you. The way you portrayed her made me sigh (the completely whipped, adoring kind of sigh), giggle in a way that would make most people worry about my sanity and, yes, occasionally I even cried.
And hey, the skin-tight leather and kissing girls part didn't exactly hurt either.
I doubt I can say anything that hasn't been said before (and in great detail), so I'll make it short and to the point:
No, wait that...wasn't supposed to come out.
Yeah, that's better. (and not as creepy...)
You can probably tell from all the idiotic things I'm writing here that I'm a hopelessly devoted fangirl, which is my cue to stop blabbering.
So now I'm just going to go back to squealing and flailing everytime you appear on screen, because I'm just weird like that and not afraid to admit it. :b - S. "Kniggi" F., Germany
Thank you for bringing to life my favorite character Cara and thank you for making her even more wonderful than the books :) I will be following your work!
Love from France,
LotS started off a good show, but it was only after the addition of Cara Mason that it became a great one. I firmly believe that, had your character been introduced to the show earlier in the first season, we would still have LotS on TV. You are such a talented actress, and it was plain to see in your portrayal of our favorite Mord-Sith. You made it possible for us to grow with her every step of the way, you made her intense, beautiful, flawed and because of it, perfect. Thank you so much for your wonderful contribution to the world of entertainment! - Carla M., Brazil
Sorry to be that familiar... But how would you greet someone, that has been your dear guest in your living room for so long and given you famous times on a fantastic journey? -and stops by often(!), even long after the journey is done? (- which is soooo sad!! -)
I just want to say "THANK YOU!" for giving me - and all of us - a CARA that is so alive, so admirable, so gorgeous! AND SOOOOO UNIQUE!!! Only due to you and your awesome talent!!
You´ve given her such a convincing "breath of life" that thousands and thousands of people all over the world fell in love with her, and became YOUR FAN! Did you know that? Well, I am just one of them...
Tab, you have done a fantastic job with Legend of the Seeker! I really wish I could see more of LotS - and of you!
I´ve heard a lot of your film "The Clinic" and am so eager to see it - but, as I´m sitting in GERMANY, it needs time until I´ll get it...*Sighs*
But I hope you will do a lot more films, and give so many people - and ME :) - a lot more chances to enjoy your wonderful play acts...
GO TAB!! You are fantastic!!!
My best from the other side of the world!
your German fan chick...
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I just wanna say that I'm one of the many fans that love you and your work. Your portrayal of the character "Cara" in LotS was amazing. It's the main reason I watched the show (you so bad-ass, girl!). Plus, you're so gorgeous, I have a crush on you!
I think you're a fantastic actress and I'm looking forward to the day that you become more recognized around the world, 'cause you deserve to :) We hope you get more great roles. More power to you!
Love from the Philippines,
Tabrett, thanks so much for reminding the world how kickass women can be. It means a lot.
- Regency, Texas, USA
Hey Tabrett, A HUGE thank you from South Texas. Thanks for the amazing work you did in Legend of the Seeker, work which got my friends watching the same show as me for once! You gave us a character that was kick-ass and awesome, while also being broken and vulnerable as most of us are. I will never forget your portrayal of Cara, and will always keep an eye out for any other work you put forth. Keep on being amazing. - Eljay, USA
:) thanks! - Erica, USA
Thanks for bringing your amazing talent to our screens and I wish you well in your future endeavours. - Lorna, UK
Thank you, Tabrett, for being so amazing every minute of every day! - Cassandra, America
85% reason why I watched LotS was for your portrayal of Cara Mason. Hope to see you take on another ass-kicking role in the future! - Farah, Canada
Ms. Bethell, I'd like to thank you for your wonderful portrayal of Cara Mason from the television series "Legend of the Seeker." It's not everyday that we get strong, smart and sexy, wise-cracking, butt-kicking bisexual female characters on our television screens, and Cara Mason is truly one of a kind. The raw sensuality and complexity you bring to the character is both amazing and often times tragic. Poetic even. I thank you for this character, and for inspiring a wave of Cara/Kahlan romance stories among the fandom. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. - Crystal, Pensacola, FL, USA
As a person from a theatrical background, I've always been able to spot the actors/actresses who will eventually rise up and become common names. I've spotted actors in bit parts in movies and television shows that had a certain presence; the ability to light up the screen, and to make whoever's watching pay attention. I have usually, in my years of tracking these actors, correctly guessed which ones would eventually rise to fame of some kind. I believe you are one of those actresses. You have a spirit that shows in your acting as soon as you get in front of the camera that is hard to ignore. I hear you're a private person, but despite that, you manage to create intimacy with the audience that many other actors try and fail to do. I wanted to leave you this message because I know how hard it is to feel appreciated, to feel noticed when you're not the star of the show or movie. There are a lot of actresses out there that are nothing more than a pretty face with no personality. You are not one of those actresses, and I respect and admire that.
Thank you for reading this,
Lynette L., USA
The second season of Legend of the Seeker won so much with the simple introduction of one Cara Mason, snarky Mord'Sith with a caring heart under all that nonchalance. I guess the feeling I have been left with after watching the 22 episodes of said season boils down to this: thank you. Thank you for the well-fitting red leathers and for playing Cara with the enthusiasm and loyalty that you did, both factors contributing to shaping her into the awesome character that she ultimately ended up being. - "Hyena-Gal", UK
Thank you for your work on Legend of the Seeker. I look forward to seeing you grow and excel in your future projects. - Samantha H., USA
Thank you, Tabrett for making me rethink my own prejudices against cheerleaders ;-) And thank you for the beauty-talent-charisma combo that has made me, joyfully, look forward to following your career. - Leebraz, Brazil
Thank You for doing a great job portraying such a wonderful character as Cara. I wish you much success in the future. - Angelica, USA
Thank you for giving us the best Cara anyone could've imagined. She surpassed every expectation and will be both remembered and loved forever. - Lexa M., Florida, United States
You are truly an inspiration, Tabrett. Thank you for bringing the awesomeness of Cara into our lives and generally being amazing. Good luck in everything you do in the future :) - Megs S., England
Thank you 4 bringing Cara to life. Cara Rocks and so do you. ^_^ Kay, USA
Hey Tab! :)
I think you are an amazing actress. The way you brought Cara to life in "Legend of the Seeker" was very inspiring, I couldn't imagine anyone else portraying her as good as you did. I felt with her and it just felt real. I enjoyed watching "Legend of the Seeker" especially to see Cara evolve. It was special and I loved it. Thank you. I also made new friends because of this. Thank you for that as well.
I can't wait till I get an opportunity to watch "Anyone You Want", the trailer looks like this is a one of a kind movie and I'm looking forward to see more of your acting in there. The same goes for "The Clinic" and "Strangers Lovers Killers".
You won me over as a fan and I will definitely follow your work in the future. I hope you manage to have a great carrier, make good movies and still keep your privacy!
I wish you all the best.
freakykaethe a.k.a. Kristina, Germany, currently traveling Australia
24 September 2010
Thank you so much for putting such hard work into your characters, no matter what is going on. You light up the screen in every scene, and always make me believe that the character is real. - Merry, USA.
"D'Harans Rule and Cara Rocks." - Wolfe, USA
I admire your work, your talent is something worth showing. I wish you a lot of wonderful opportunities. - Karla, Slovakia
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for bringing a character from one of my favourite fantasy series to life. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to see how you've shaped the rogue Mord`Sith. So thank you for sharing your talent I wish you luck with all your endeavours. -
Thank you for joining LoTS for the second season! I thought there couldn't possibly be any more hotness after Craig and Bridget, but I was wrong. Cara easily became my favorite character thanks to you. Thanks again! - Neimade, Washington, USA
I've never seen an actor who can convey so much and so clearly with facial expressions alone. You're a fantastic actor. Anon, USA
Hi Tabrett, this is Sasha A--- from Barbados. I just wanted to say thank you for bringing Cara to life and giving her such depth. Fans of the books and the show were quite fortunate to have you cast to play her. I wish you all the best and I hope that we get to see some more work from you soon :-) - Sasha A, 22, Barbados
Dear Ms. Bethell,
Thank you for your excellent work on Legend of the Seeker, especially for your epic eye-rolls :)
I wish you all the best for your future projects and I hope that I'll get the chance to see any of your other work over here in Europe.
Llandorian from Germany
Tabrett, Thank you so much for your amazing work on Legend of the Seeker. Your portrayal of Cara was incredible and I loved every moment of it! - Megan, USA
I know its the Aussie way to be self - deprecating and all that, BUT when your fans found out you thought nobody knew you... well we just had to show you how wrong you were.
Unfortunately since you're not on Twitter/facebook/tumblr/livejournal or any other social media whatsit, action had to be taken - this is where the wonderful people organising the Tab Appreciation Project (rhyfeddu & beautifulaluren) stepped up and made this all happen.
Whilst I know you are relative new comer to the world stage, you've definitely captured everybody's attention with not only your amazing performance by bringing Cara to life in Legend of the Seeker, but also through your roles in your locally made films. BTW congratulations on your Best Actress award at the Manhattan International Film Festival...well done & well deserved.
I was lucky enough to get to see The Clinic (twice) and absolutely loved it. Your performance was amazing, especially in light of the fact that you did this well before LotS. If you're interested you are more than welcome to read the two reviews I did here:
First one: http://jolo-65.livejournal.com/1746.html
Second one: http://jolo-65.livejournal.com/1893.html
You should know that I only got into LotS when your character Cara came into it - you just brought that extra something to the show that took it to the next level, gave it that extra punch that it needed. Its not often we have a show that has two intelligent strong women as leads.
Whilst I am saddened that the show will not go on, I wish you much success in all your future endeavours and hope to see you grace our screens (both big and small) very soon. Because you are a very talented actress and it would be a waste of that talent not to be shared.
Hope you now know that you are well known and loved by all your fans ;)
BTW you really should give Twitter a go at least - look at all the fun and good stuff Bridget Regan has achieved with it.
Good luck with all future endeavours,
An Aussie fan
Sydney, Australia (Yes, your hometown)
I can’t begin to thank you enough for the way you have managed to bring to life one of my favorite characters from Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series. I already loved the first season of Legend of the Seeker very much because of Bridget’s portrayal of Kahlan, then the second season aired, and while I was unsure of the Cara I saw in "Reckoning", you promptly convinced me that you were the perfect pick for the part. The way you delivered her lines, - the way you managed to demonstrate her emotional growth through the season, your facial expressions... you were just awesome (And often hilarious).
Having read the books for over half of my life (I picked the first one up about 15 years ago) and, as I said before, with Cara being one of my absolute favorite characters of them all, I must admit that I was quite worried that I wouldn’t like your portrayal of her when season 2 first started out. But I did! Your Cara added what I didn't know the first season lacked.
So, thank you so much for putting my fears so greatly to shame. Thank you so much for doing such an incredible job. You are amazing.
Thanks so much for all you did on Legend of the Seeker! You really brought Cara to life and made her your own. You added something extra special to the cast! I can't read the books now without seeing you and hearing your voice in my head. :)
Thanks again, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you! - Aleyna, USA
You and the rest of the Seeker cast has made LotS one of the best shows on television in my opinion. Cara especially has always made me laugh, whether it was your EXCELLENT facial expressions as Cara or the more serious moments.
Thank you for making one of my favourite book characters into such an amazing tv character.
- Stella, Sweden
Hi Tabrett, i just wanted to join this cause by thanking you for the great moments i lived watching season 2 of LOTS.
You are a great inspiration to me in my way to become a mord sith ;)
I hope to watch more from you in the future.
- m0ckin9bird, Spain
You have become such an inspiration to me - in both my art and myself. Your acting is mesmerizing, and your emotional grasp leaves me stunned. Many times I catch myself thinking "What would Cara do?", when I'm feeling a little low on self-confidence, and as cheesy as that may seem, I have no trouble believing she is the strong woman you portray her as. You truly are inspiring.
- Nicole B., USA
Thank you Tabrett for being so lovely, and so funny, and just adding so much to the Legend of the Seeker Fandom. I can't wait until your movies come out and I can see more of your work! - Anastasia, Texas, USA
Thank you so much, Tabrett for the way you played Cara. It meant a lot to watch a show with two unrelenting female leads. Cara was especially dear to me - constantly misunderstood and unapologetic about her own Awesome. Your confidence in your character came through and inspired me through some hard days. I'll always appreciate you, and your work.
Much love and thanks,
Thank you, Tabrett, for sharing your talent! I hope you learn from, and find happiness in all that you do. I admire your work as Cara on LotS and am eagerly awaiting being able to watch The Clinic and Anyone You Want. Your fans appreciate you and support you! No doubt you will succeed in anything you wish to do.
Danielle L., United States
Thank you so much for bringing such a beloved character to life. It was such a pleasure to watch Cara take her first steps toward forming deep bonds with Richard and Kahlan onscreen, and much of that is due to your chemistry with Craig and Bridget. I know that seeing your name attached to a project in the future will always make me happy. - Rachael K., USA
Tabrett, thank you. Thank you for your awesome contribution in Legend of the Seeker playing Cara.
- Andreja, Slovenia
Hey Tab! I'm Nicole and I'm a huge fan of yours, writing you from Italy. I think the second season of Seeker improved so much with your entry in the regular cast. Your character is amazing and it's all thanks to you! I love Cara more the all the other characters. In the first season my love was all for Kahlan and Richard, but in the second, no way, you were the best!
I love how you brought the character to life, love your expressions, love you! You're amazing and so damn beautiful. I know you've made a movie with Andy Whitfield - well, I love him and I love you! And I really want to see the movie, but it's the kind of movie that scares me, so I'll have to watch it with someone, but I think I'm gonna die on you two!
Once again, you're brilliant and I hope to see you in some other works, maybe another kick ass role like Cara! Thanks for reading. You have a lot of fans in Italy and we are all gay for Cara! LOL :D
Cara's the best part of Legend of the Seeker. Thanks so much for making her character fantastic! Good luck in future endeavors. - "Ministress of Obfuscation", USA
Thanks so much for your fantastic portrayal of Cara on Legend of the Seeker.
I was a casual on-off fan of the show in the first series, but the character of Cara really brought the show to life for me. I loved seeing a dark character search for redemption, and I loved the way Cara developed from a fairly unrepentant character to one who grew to care for Kahlan and Richard and the greater good.
Plus you looked great in red leather!!
Thanks for your work and best of luck in your future career. - Cate53, UK
Thanks for an awesome job as Cara. Legend of the Seeker wouldn't have been the same without you. I will be following your work!
Hi, Ms. Bethell:
I just want to say that you're an amazing talent, and I've really enjoyed your work as "Cara" in Legend of the Seeker. Your acting is what made her one of my favorite characters. I have written many fanfics that heavily feature Cara.
I especially admire the way you were able to play all the different incarnations of Cara that the show demanded - and they were each different, yet still the same woman.
I am also a member of the LotSvideo Team, and we are still working hard to save Legend of the Seeker through our international fan video projects.
If you have the time, you can watch our videos at www.youtube.com/lotsvideo. If you ever want to send us a picture or video, or do anything to help the cause, we are reachable at LOTSvideo@gmail.com. We have plans to approach Opera during the next few months.
Thank you for your time.
p.s. It might be creepy to say it, but I'm really jealous of all the lip action you got in the show. ^_~
Thanks for embodying the awesomeness that is Cara! I hope your future projects will be very fulfilling. - Noe, USA
Thank you very much. You gave Cara a face - and a grin... - Olli, Germany
Just wanted to say a quick "thank you" for your fantastic work on Legend of the Seeker. You took a character who could easily have been one-dimensional and gave her depth with your expressions and gestures. You rock! - "ocean gazer", USA
Thanks and you're stinkin' awesome!! I'm looking forward to much more from you! - Tara, USA
I LOVE U Tab！！！！You're such a talented actress. Hope to see you more often on TV or anything!!! - "noangel2046", China
As much as I already loved Legend of the Seeker (and believe me, I did!), it's not until you stepped into the scene that this show became one of my true all-time favorite shows ever.
Cara is by far my favorite character in LotS and one of the more memorable characters in tv history! Strong and fearless, loyal and sarcastic, beautiful and fierce. Your acting is flawless, always spot on and after reading the entire book series I can only wish the show would go on so we could get a chance to see more of you and see "your" Cara become even more amazing!
I can't wait to get my hands on one of your movies (which unfortunately are hard to find in Italy!).
Thank you for your passion and your talent, it's truly a gift to see you on the screen and keep doing what you're doing, you're amazing. "lucky_star79", Italy
Thank you for being you, and keep being awesome. :) - "melborousse", Germany
I'll greatly miss Legend of the Seeker and Cara in particular. You were fantastic in the role, bringing a subtlety and nuance that I don't think many other actresses could've pulled off. The humor, the sarcasm, but most especially Cara's gradual transformation back into a whole human being were riveting to watch and I'm hard pressed to think of any character on tv I've enjoyed watching more. So thanks to Seeker, but most especially you, for helping make my Sundays infinitely more fun with the powerful magic of a kickass Mord Sith with ~feelings~. :) - M., USA
THANK YOU FOR BEING SO AWESOME! :D - Maggie, Austria
Thank you so much for everything you do. Your work on Legend of the Seeker (you and Bridget both) just gives someone for us girls to look up to. I once had to do a project and recast the show and I couldn't think of anyone currently on television that was strong or believable as you to play Cara. There have been strong female roles in the past but they are few and sparse. So thank you for giving me someone to aspire to, someone strong and independent, someone amazing on and off the set.
- Audi, USA
Thank you Tab for being so amazing! Keep up the great work! - Laurella, USA
You rock, thanks for all your hard work. - "jaws_of_fenrir", Idaho, USA
This is our chance, as fans, to say thank you, so that's exactly what I'll do.
Thank you for your amazing portrayal as Cara in Legend of the Seeker and on a slightly more personal note, thank you for never failing to cheer me up when needed (something as small as an eye-roll is enough to keep me smiling).
Seeing how much support everyone here has shown you and will most likely continue to show you makes me proud to call myself a fan of yours. And I, like everyone else, hope to see much more of you in the future.
Sarah N., London, UK
Thank you so much for joining the show and making it as wonderful as it was in the second season. You bring the character of Cara to life like no one else ever could. Good luck in any future projects. - Chloe, UK
I wanted to say just how much I enjoyed your performance as Cara in the Legend of the Seeker series. You really brought to life what could have been a flat, 2-dimensional character. Cara's growth throughout the season was mesmerizing to watch and your performance easily made her my favorite character.
I'm very excited to see what the future holds for you as continue to do other projects. You have amazing talent! While Seeker might be over, please know that you have many excited fans out in the world, cheering you on, wishing you the best, and enjoying every minute they see you on screen.
Hi Tabrett, you rock, don't let anybody tell you otherwise! Plus you are the best amazon ever!!! - Sami, Germany part of Euroland
I just wanted to have the chance to say what a talented actress I think you are. I loved watching you every week in 'Legend of the Seeker' and I'll be watching and supporting all your future projects as well.
I'll miss seeing you as Cara, but all the best of luck for the future!!
Now when I will read the books, I will see your Cara. Thank you for your work, Miss Tabrett Bethell. - Nathalie F., Belgium
I have been pacing back and forth and attempting to wrack my brain to come up with something to write. Because...well...I owe so very much to the show, and most especially to Tabrett and the energy and the vitality she brought to Cara. Her acting and her embracing of the character, which on paper was of a snarky dominatrix, who she transformed to a multifaceted human being who inspired 10,001 ideas in me at least, as well as in the army of other fans.
But, as I know that Tabrett is a private person, and very spiritual at that, I was not sure how to offer up my 'thank you' to her in a non-icky way. It is the burden one faces when they write femslash. We sort of get that icky feeling in the pit of our stomach when we know that the star for whom we based our writings on reads them. Scaring the actress is never the intent. So, I was most certainly at a loss as to how to properly express my appreciation.
To say that Tabrett's portrayal of Cara on the show inspired me is an understatement. What she managed do for a book character I liked a lot was take that "like" into the realm of flailing fan girl, and it fueled me to make Tabrett's version of Cara the star of an 800 page epic (and very adult) story. So how do I give her my thanks for the inspiration without being too creepy? How do I thank her hard work and dedication on a television show that created a massive fan base, that gave us a strong and powerful female role model on TV, and one who was into girls, too (which is something television is lacking) that inspired so many people. Which in turn created communities on line. Which inspired someone to create the femslash side of things, which inspired others to write fan fiction, and make videos, and graphics and to be there for me to find?
How can I thank a gifted chameleon of an actress who became this beacon of hope to those of us who used to think that once broken we could never be put back together again, but saw her character do just that. To be not reliant on anyone else, but on the strength she still had inside. How can I thank an amazingly gifted actress for inspiring in me to again pick up the proverbial pen and write out my heartfelt plea to the universe, and how do I really even begin to thank a complete stranger, a gifted actress, a wonderfully private human being for inspiring me to live honestly, write purely, and for letting the stars align so that I was able to meet, through Tabrett's inspiration and thus my writing, the love of my life?
I don't even know how to begin or where to end in thanking someone for gifts such as those. Which was of course my dilemma. Perhaps sometimes, when one cannot find the words, it is best to speak honestly and simply.
For breathing life into a character, for making her complicated, a character that inspires creativity, acceptance, and the living of life.
As a fan, I know who you are, and I look forward to seeing your work in the years to come, knowing you are exceptionally talented, and know how to breathe life into words on a page. I thank you for all the gifts you have given the world thus far.
Amanda, Seattle, WA USA
Tabrett, thank you for making a fantastic show even more wonderful by joining the cast of Legend of the Seeker. The show's run may have been too short, but you definitely made an impression on many fans. I am, as well as many others, looking forward to your future projects and the success you definitely deserve. - Monika K., Croatia
Aww shit. I never know what to say with these things. But if Tabrett Bethell were standing in front of me right now and actually listening to me? I'd say, "You should check out this LJ community and read all the awesome stories of your character Cara and Bridget's character Kahlan. They rock!" Then I'd say "Aussie aussie aussie! Oy oy oy!" and watch her with admiration as she ran away. lol
Beth, Detroit MI
You're gorgeous and talented. Don't forget it!
Ellie W., USA
Thank you for a year of kickass television. And thank you for all your epic eyerolls. I will remember each and every one of them. - Raychel N., USA
You were one of the best (if not the actual best) part of Legend of the Seeker. I love your acting, I love how you are amazing both in drama and comedy (I hear spot-on comedic timing isn't easy to achieve!) and kick-ass to boot! I hope to see you in many more films and shows in the future, because you are too talented not to be everywhere.
Thanks Tab, for your wonderful contribution to Legend of the Seeker. It was already a brilliant show but your addition only added to its appeal. And it is great to see so many Australians in such a high quality shows. Aussie fans are doing what we can to spread the word so you get the recognition you deserve! - JaneDoh, Australia
I want Tabrett to know that all her fans appreciate what she has done and we will be invested in what she will be doing in the future. - Belle B.,
You're gorgeous Tab! <3 - Tamardia, Sweden
I would just like to thank you for bringing the amazing character of 'Cara' to life. You were such a brilliant addition to Legend of the Seeker. Though the writing itself was remarkable, it was you who truly brought 'Cara' into our hearts. That's a high accomplishment when speaking of a Mord Sith. ;) I wish you all the best. Much love and blessings to you! - Mindy, USA
It mustn't have been easy playing such a complex and amazing character as Cara, but you've done it impeccably well. Keep up your marvelous acting! :) Rika, USA
Thank you for bringing to life a character like Cara. It usually takes a while for a new character on a show to interest me. But I connected to Cara almost immediately, and I believe that was because of your performance. Cara made me laugh, made me a little misty-eyed on more than one occasion, and made me pull for her to rise above her traumatic past.
It’s rare that a character fascinates me the way Cara does, and it’s been a pleasure watching her (and you) on Legend of the Seeker every week. And I am definitely keeping a sharp eye out for any other projects you are a part of.
Take care, and much success in the future.
- Danny B, USA
Tabrett, I love your work, both as Cara and in other roles. You have an incredible on-screen presence. I saw 'The Clinic' at the MIFF and thought your performance was outstanding. Best of luck for your future endeavours; I'll definitely be watching.
- Emma, Melbourne, Australia
Tabrett, You are truly amazing and so talented, I wish you all the best in the future!
I can't wait to see what you do next! - Tanny, Denmark
Thanks so much for all your hard work on Seeker! It was great watching Cara grow throughout the 2nd season, as a person, with "feelings". You brought a lot of depth to Cara through your portrayal of her. I would have loved to see her continue to grow in season 3, and develop her friendship with Kahlan. Cara was great comic relief! She always said what we all were thinking... I loved the one liners and facial expressions :) Thanks for helping to make Sunday night t.v. great! Best of luck in all you do.
As someone who appreciates strong female characters on TV (and thinks there can never be too many of them ;)), I would like to thank you for giving such life to Cara`s character as it is in the books. I loved the character in the book series, but in Legend of the Seeker, she had many layers of personality, many strengths and hidden weaknesses; she was simply perfect in her flaws. So thank you for being such a great actress, for giving me the opportunity to celebrate another strong female on TV and for giving life to a single Mord-Sith that became one of the most interesting, complex and contradictory characters currently on TV.
- Ivana from Croatia
A big thank you for the wonderful year I watched you as Cara! The show would be greatly missed. - a_BIG_fan, Philippines
"Tabrett Bethell shines on the screen and I predict she will become a household name."
"Tabrett plays this role flawlessly."
"She was truly amazing, I cannot say enough good things about her performance, she will go far in this business."
"Tabrett Bethell's performance was excellent, and I would watch her in anything."
"Tab is incredible in the role. She brings a realness to the character and even as the events of the film get more unreal, she keeps her grounded in an honest and moving performance, even in the face of some unfortunate plot derailing towards the end."
"They couldn't have picked a better person to portray Cara and she is what I pictured her in the book."
"She exudes the cold, pragmatic, capable of doing the dirty work, attitude of a proud Mord'Sith, while still having a tinge of that 9 year old innocent girl still left in her trying to pry herself out."
"She has an impeccable ability to change her emotions seemingly instantly and purvey that emotion in a way that I would believe if I didn't *know* she was acting, which is a something only the best of the actors can do. I actually feel emotions when she acts, her ability to permeate her emotional state is grand indeed."