Thursday, July 23, 2009

Elizabeth Mitchell at Comic-Con

As most of you know, I have an unlimited supply of love for Juliet on Lost and overall admiration for Elizabeth Mitchell. So earlier today when I had the opportunity to ask her a question at the Entertainment Weekly: Wonder Women - Female Power Icons panel, I jumped at the chance.

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!

8 comments:

Jim said...

Did anyone ask her if she plans to be in Hawaii next year after V finishes filming in January?

thorsten said...

haha, great job, Jo.
Sigourney, Zoe and Elisabeth!
Don't you love how your heart-rate keeps climbing in the seconds before you grab that mike!
;)

memphish said...

Did anyone ask her if Juliet was pregnant in the finale?

Greg Tramel said...

you HAD to mention Gia didn't you, lol, hey i LUV her too

Tresbien said...

So happy you got to ask her a question Jo. Nicely done!

e said...

Yay, yay, yay! The pic of the panel smiling at your comment is priceless. Congrats!

- e

bianconiglio said...

I'm SO happy for you! It must have been a great moment! Thanks for sharing it!

neoloki said...

Yeah, Mitchell and her husband live across the sound from me in Seattle so I am hoping one of these days they will come in for dinner. Ted Allen came in last weekend so you never now.