One of these things is not like the other

One of these things is not like the other

At Comicon this weekend there was a special “last minute” appearance by Daniel Dae Kim who plays Jin on Lost.  I am assuming it was kept under wraps to avoid prematurely leaking that Jin was returning to the show even though he got all blowed up.  Before his autograph session the press folks got a chance to ask him some questions.  I was one of those press folk :)

Because some of the press people were going to the Dollhouse panel and others were doing short video interviews, it ended up that my small group didn’t get a chance to talk to him until the last 20 minutes (which was plenty of time).  When he sat down with us he jokingly said, “You must have had all of your questions answered by now!”  Honestly, I was surprised people had any more to ask him about Lost.  They badgered the poor guy for 40 minutes and tried to trick him into revealing something OMG!important or whatever.

I asked a non-Lost question and, when I told him I was doing so, he smiled appreciatively.  I mean, yes, he was there to talk about Lost.  But man, people could NOT let up about the same stuff over and over again.  You get a chance to meet one of these actors and you know they cannot tell you secrets, so why not, instead, try to open it up and talk about wider stuff?

Am I being bitchy?

Anyway, this all resulted in the interview I have up on Fantasy today.  It’s pretty cool, if I say so myself.  And my first foray into creating a narrative out of an interview.  I mainly did this because my questions are rambly and thus not worth preserving in the Q&A format.

Oh, and also: that dude is pretty hot as well as being really intelligent and just all-around impressive.  I’m really glad I got a chance to meet him.

6 thoughts on “One of these things is not like the other

  1. Good interview. Short and sweet, and I like the format. Long Q&As bore me to tears, and I usually stop reading after one or two questions.

    I’ve been a fan of his since his days on Angel, and I’m glad to hear that he’s a cool “real people”, too.

  2. >>>Am I being bitchy?

    No. There are lots of “journalists” who insist on being unimaginative maroons, and you seem to have been surrounded by a pack of ’em. You just keep right on aiming higher.

  3. GOOD JOB USING A SHIRTLESS PICTURE AHAHAHA. Shameless cry for views, Tempest, SHAMELESS! :P

    DDK totally knows what’s up.

  4. Wait, you had to meet him in person to discern his hot factor? Dude could have cold-called me on my cell to offer me an upgraded gas meter and I would have been like, “That’s very nice, but I hope I don’t mind my asking: you’re wicked hot, aren’t you? I can just tell by your voice.”

    I can’t make heads or tails out of Lost without the stupid pop-up video versions of it that they rerun. Who knew that pop=up video would turn out to be a useful artifact of VH1??

  5. Good interview! I like the format, and I particularly liked the interesting questions you asked. It seemed like he did appreciate getting questions that weren’t the same old same old.

    But now let’s get to the important question:

    Is he as handsome in person as he is on the screen?

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