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.