I am in San Diego covering many television panels as press at Comic-Con for TVOvermind, but took this opportunity to address Mitchell directly because I will not be able to do so following the V panel on Saturday.
The truth? My heart was racing, my knees were knocking and everything I had thoughtfully planned out to say to her flew out the window when I approached the microphone. The convention staff are very strict and insist upon actual questions rather than statements, so that threw me off course. But I was not about to be stymied, so I managed to say a little something to her AND throw in a question at the end. I believe it sounded like this...
"Elizabeth Mitchell. I am your biggest Lost fan, in a non-stalker kind of way. I even designed my red t-shirt in your honor. I've loved you since Gia and can't wait for V. My question is this: what has the transition been like from working on Lost in Hawaii to the set of V? Thank you!"It is a blur at this point, but I was relieved to have received a laugh from both her and the audience with the stalker comment. Below is my favorite photo - my better half was able to capture her response to that:
And hey, a smile from Sigourney Weaver and giggle from Zoe Saldana aren't too bad either. :)
The above photo illustrates her reaction as I rambled on after declaring myself a non-stalker. For the record, she answered my question by basically saying that both sets are equally amazing to work on.
It was the best 30 seconds of my Comic-Con thus far, and a true Lost highlight in my life. And while I know that I will see Mitchell again at the V panel, I am still holding out hope that she'll make a surprise appearance at the Lost panel shortly before that...and I promise not to go near a microphone at either. :)
File this one under: had to share.
UPDATE: Click here to hear my question and watch Mitchell's reaction for yourself!