2 Works in Rock Star Arthur (Inception)
Arthur is a global singing superstar, struggling to deal with his rapid rise to fame.
Eames is the London police officer who talks him out of jumping off his hotel balcony.
He thinks of Arthur, gently crooning on the radio as he plays a lazy jazz piece, fingers tripping up the keys, his voice a warm familiar cadence as Eames waltzs Ariadne around their postage stamp of a kitchen on a Sunday morning.
He thinks of the headlines - YOUNG STAR PLUNGES TO HIS DEATH IN TRAGIC SUICIDE - thinks of Ariadne, how she’d inevitably cry for weeks, of the thousands of fans who would line the streets of New York for his funeral-
And then he thinks of this 21-year-old kid in front of him, feet dangling into nothingness, shivering from the cold.
At first it had been kind of novel, Eames had been pleased when people approached to ask for Arthur's attention. That was his boyfriend and people wanted him, but only Eames had him.
He'd stand off to the side grinning and admiring how Arthur handled people. He said yes to all of their pictures and autographs, saying no, no. thank you. He'd hug them extra hard when they said his music saved their life and Eames was so proud he could burst.
But it got old very very fast.