Ottawa Comiccon 2014 has finally arrived, WOOHOO! Down below are some of the highlighted Q&A sessions that we will be sitting front row at later this evening. Keep this page refreshed during the day for hourly updated content and recaps, including our photo gallery seen at the bottom of this page. You may see yourself there if you’re lucky!
Highlighted Q&A Sessions
Neal Adams 6:30-7:15 pm – Meeting Room A
Charisma Carpenter 6:30-7:15 pm – Main Events Hall 4
– Despite starting off with microphone problems, Carpenter fielded questions ranging from Buffy/Angel to her time work on the Expendables 1/2.
– Was surprised that Jason Stathom, her on-camera romance for the Expendables 1/2 had no martial arts training whatsoever.
– Told a story about how Sylvester Stallone flew her and a bunch of the Expendables 2 cast back to Hollywood after shooting and shared his personal stories from being at the Oscars, his time playing Rocky etc.
– Mentioned that being on a successful 30 minute comedy sitcom is her dream job in the future. Less hours for being on set compared to a 30 minute/hour drama show. More flexible.
Giancarlo Esposito 8-8:45 pm – Main Events Hall 4
What an INCREDIBLE public speaker Esposito is, I was blown away. He is a true master at his craft and well deserved of his recent star on the Hollywood walk of fame. To nobody’s surprise, a large majority of the questions were about Breaking Bad and his iconic role of Gus Fring.
– Noted he didn’t really want to be apart of the upcoming spin off Better Call Saul, thinks his character should be remembered for his time on Breaking Bad solely. Was however open to doing a series about Gus Fring’s early life.
– Discussed how it’s easy to tell a good director from a bad director. Good director does their homework before coming to shoot, lets the actor move around and “feel” where they’re supposed to go rather than being directed where to move.
– Well known box cutter scene in Breaking Bad was all done with movement, no words – stressed the importance of how actions can tell a story more than words in some cases.
– Recently saw Bryan Cranston in his play titled All The Way on Broadway, said he loved it and Cranston’s acting.
– Had some say in how Fring died in the series, wanted the ending to be poetic, and it was.
– A lot of motivational talking, he almost sounded like a university professor at one point when discussing how humans interact with each other in the 21st century as compared to in pre-historic ages.
– Randomly would speak like Fring when giving answers to keep the crowd on edge… also so nobody would waste a question asking for him to do Fring’s voice. Veteran Comiccon move.
A full schedule for the entire weekend can be found here.
Hope to see you there!