Thursday was truly a star-studded day here at Comic Con. First off, author Marjorie Liu, after reading about my horrible hair mishap, took me to her special salon here in San Diego where Rachel fixed everything. I am now happily blond again and even have a lovely manicure. Of course, at Comic Con that almost stands out because of all the people in costume.
My very first press junket ever and I get to meet the adorable, talently and very together Dakota Fanning War of the Worlds). What can I say about this charmer that isn’t evident in her movies? She came to our table excited to talk about her experience filming in Hong Kong as a teen with psychic abilities and major attitude problems in the movie Push. Dakota loved playing a character so different from her real self with multi-colored hair and sarcastic tendencies.
Also starring with her is Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) who I got to sit next to. This sweetie is going to be one to watch for with his quick wit and charismatic way. He seem to talk from the heart of his love of films and going back to read the book that the movie is based on for more insight into his character who meets up with Dakota to fight the evils trying to contain their powers. I know I’ll be seeing this one.
The two stars of Sex Drive (Josh Zuckerman and Clark Duke) were there to promote their story of the "last 18 year old male virgin" and his cross country road trip to remedy his problem. I’ll probably skip this one, but it will make millions in the teen market.
Nicolas Cage did not show up, but the director of his movie, Knowing, Alex Proyas (I, Robot) was there to answer questions. Actually, this one about a man who sees a pattern in numbers that coinside with disasters looks pretty interesting.
Then on to a Red Carpet event on the USS Midway for Stargate: Continuum. I’ve got to tell you that standing behind a velvet rope for a couple of hours with other press is no picnic physically, but when Richard Dean Anderson arrived, it was all worth it.
When he got to us, I managed to stutter out a question (please, I’ve been crazy about him since MacGyver and he has only gotten better looking). The video is below (compliments of Marjorie) and I asked him about his experience on the Simpsons episode when he was kidnapped by Marge’s sisters who ran his MacGyver fan club. I even got a hug! And yes, I squealed, as you’ll see on the video.
The rest of the cast was there and I got lots of pictures that I’ll be posting on Flickr.
Bottom Line: Richard Dean Anderson has just replaced Adrian Paul as my screensaver. I know…I’m fickle.
Richard Dean Anderson at Comic Con