That says it all.
I knew today would be more crowded, but I was not prepared for the amount of amazingly cool people we'd come across!
We had the most incredible day! There were some spectacular people and Maymay was thrilled to get pictures with them.
Maymay: What was your favorite part of being in Buffy?
JM: So many parts were wonderful. I'm a genuinely nice guy. Getting to drop my own personality and give in to the jerk underneath was incredible. You have to choose to be nice. Everyone has a moment, like in traffic, when you just want to give into the jerk side. But you have to choose to be nice. When they called action, I got to be a jerk. And I got to mess with Sarah Gellar. That was fun.
Maymay: My mom liked Angel best, but I liked Spike the best.
JM: You have terrific taste in vampires, unlike your mom.
Maymay: I watched Buffy every morning before school. It made me feel better because Buffy was so tough and could handle the bullies. It made me feel ready for school. (She told him some of the things she's had to deal with in school.)
JM: It's tough being bullied. You don't deserve that. Do you know that? (Maymay nodded her head.) You don't deserve to be treated badly. No one does. I was bullied, and so was Sarah. It's the worst. I'm sorry you went through that. You ever hear of Gene Roddenberry? (Maymay nodded.) Well, he was right. You have to have hope. Don't give up hope. Don't give up. You can't give up on yourself. You're incredible. Remember that. People think you can pick on someone because they are different or smaller. I'm tough. I did most of my own stunts. Sarah could've killed me at any time. She's small, but tough. It's about training and believing in yourself. Always believe in yourself.
They talked for a few more minutes and James gave Maymay a huge hug before we left. He may have become famous for playing a ruthless blood sucking vampire, but James Marsters is a class act.
Maymay: What do you think about the new Incredible Hulk?
LF: I like him. I do. I think I was better, but I do like him. What I don't like is all the CGI. I did all the acting, now it's CGI. I think the direction they are going with all the CGI takes a lot away from what the TV show accomplished.
Maymay: Thank you for talking with me.
LF: No problem. Thank you.
Maymay: I know you know everything about comics, but if you had to pick just one as your favorite what would it be, and why?
MC: Avengers #216. This was the first comic book I ever got. I was six years old and my best friend in first grade gave it to me. It means a lot to me.
BJ: Alpha Flight #106. It just speaks to me.
MZ: Definitely Avengers #151. I really like the artist. he retells the Avengers story. It's great.
The guys were nice enough to joke around with Maymay for a little while. These guys were insanely kind and made Maymay feel like part of their group for a few minutes.
Maymay: Did you like being in Karate Kid?
RM: Yes, very much.
Maymay: How hard was it it learn karate?
RM: It was difficult, but I had a background in dance. I was a dancer first, and a lot of karate is knowing the moves. I was well trained, really well trained, but it really hurt! Karate is tough and getting hit hurts. A lot. I don't participate in the sport anymore, but I do support the mind set and philosophy.
Maymay: How much fun was it to be in X-Men?
DC: A blast! It's always hard to get a job as an actor. To get a job like this one is a dream come true. This is a blast!
Maymay: Can you tell me about Colossus?
DC: He's the best. He's one of the strongest X-Men and his body is made of steel. Yeah, he's invincible.
Maymay: Of all the movies you've been in, what's your favorite?
MK: Karate Kid. Loved it. I really enjoyed Wyatt Earp. Loved The Gambler with Kenny Rodgers. That was a four hour mini series on TV, but I loved it. I really enjoy playing real people. In the movies when you can play a real person, it's a lot of fun. It is just great playing people that were real. I really liked White Buffalo. Those were my favorites. Oh, and Cagney and Lacey. I had a great time doing that show. It was great.
Maymay: Thank you very much.
MK: You're welcome kid.
Maymay: What was it like getting to be a TMNT?
BT: It was great! I wan't the first actor for the role. The first two actors didn't work out, and third times the charm. I got the role. I got hired, and I loved it. It was really neat. I loved the reaction form the audience and friends. It was great. Yeah. I loved it.
Maymay: What's your most favorite thing you've ever done.
RP: Next to meeting you. Let me say I'm so proud of you! Congrats sweetie. I mean it.
Maymay: Thank you very much. (She couldn't stop smiling.)
RP: hmmm. Well, other than meeting you, my favorite thing would be my son. I've done a lot of really cool things, but getting to be a TMNT when my son was young, well, that was cool. I was Raphael. Then as he got older, I was Donatello. That's pretty cool. To have my son see me as a TMNT. So, I'd have to say my two favorite things are meeting you, and being a ninja turtle when my son could enjoy it.
Maymay and Rob spent a few more minutes talking. He is an amazing talented actor, but more importantly, he is a genuinely amazing person.
** The picture is actually from Saturday. I somehow managed to lose the original picture of Maymay and Rob from Friday. Maymay decided to ask him on Saturday if she could please take another picture. This incredibly generous man not only said yes, he came around the table and gave her a huge hug. She spent the rest of the day on cloud nine and told anyone who'd listen that she made a friend.
Maymay: Of all your movies, what was the hardest one to write?
JR: Definitely remaking Day of the Dead. The idea I sold to the studio isn't what the final movie wound up becoming. It became something completely different than a remake and I think fans of the original appreciate that.
Maymay: What was the easiest movie to make?
JR: Tamara! Tamara was the easiest movie to write. It has scares, but it's more of a family friendly type horror movie. it was just fun to write and I think it came out that way too. It's not as dark as most horror movies, it's just...fun.
Maymay and Jeffrey spend time discussing horror movies in general. Jeffrey was fun to talk with and obviously loves what he does. he was more than willing to teach Maymay the differences in the genre and even made her want to see her first horror movie!
Maymay: What was your favorite part of being Pete?
EM: My favorite thing is that the line between Pete and I is very blurry. It wasn't acting. It was more real. All I had to do was go in and memorize lines, and I could be myself. I love that Pete is a man and has responsibilities, yet he is such a kid. You don't see the main man as being childlike anymore. I like that Pete could be a complete child,but still be completely responsible.
Eddie spent some time talking with Maymay and being a bit silly. He grabbed her phone to take a selfie and managed to make Maymay feel like a friend. Eddie McClintock is a class act.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3pm - 8pm
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12 noon - 7pm
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 10am - 7pm
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 11am - 5pm
PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER
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