Last weekend WB had several TV shows do a photo shoot & press junket here in Vancouver. While most of the shows were already in Vancouver since its where they film..one show actually made the trek in for the event.
The cast of The CW show "Nikita" travelled across the country to do the event. While Maggie Q, the star of the show was left back in Toronto, the shows young & hottest stars were paraded out west.
The first of the cast we saw was Lyndsy Fonseca (Alex) upon arriving in town. She was quite pleasant & great with signing and taking photos with the fans & hounds that were out there for her. Later we would see her again at the hotel the next day & she again didnt hesitate to sign.
Shane West (Michael) arrived about an hour later. West did autograph requests and photo ops as well. While others did run into him again later in the trip, I didnt.
Xander Berkley (Percy) was first spotted at the press junket showing up. Going in he told us he was in a hurry because he was late. We have heard that excuse 100s of times & were not sure if we were being fed a line again. However later that night, upon his return to the hotel, he immediately came out of this towncar straight over to us without us even asking & clearly recalled what he said earlier as he said to us "ok, I'm not in a rush now" & signed 1 each for the 3 or 4 of us waiting still.
Melinda Clarke (Amanda) was also there, but going in we didnt notice who it was yet & on the way out she outright ignored us.
All in all, a decent enough weekend with the cast of Nikita.
This past weekend, Supernatural took part in the WB press junket & photo shoot.
Both Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles made the trek out to South Vancouver. However, only Mr. Ackles took the time to come over to the street to sign some autographs & talk.
Jensen told us he would only sign 1 each because as he put it "we must have a tonne of them signed now" & I explained to him that there was always new shots out there...and in this particular instance, I was getting a photo done that I didnt want to start till I got the 1 non-regular on it first.
While talking to Jensen, he looked at my photo, a trio photo of him, Jared & Jeffrey Dean Morgan (already signed by JDM from the encounter in the previous blog last week). He asked me when I got it signed, I told him on the set of the Dibbuk Box, which he is here doing, which Jensen replied "I know".
I then told him how JDM only had good things to say about him & Jared & Jensen replied "he better if he knows whats good for him".
Then he was asked if he might see JDM while here, which he then told us he was going to be seeing him that night for dinner (night BEFORE their Superbowl rendevous at Red Card).
I then asked if he thought any chance of JDM ever being on SPN again, and he answered that JDM was "too big for us" now as he was walking away.
He was then on his way...likely to get ready for his dinner plans that evening.
This weekend WB had a press junket in Vancouver for a variety of shows, including Smallville.
While other shows seemed to have 2-4 cast members there for promotion, it appears Smallville only sent one. The lovely & friendly Erica Durance.
Upon leaving Ms. Durance (with her husband in tow) came over to the 2 of us waiting & signed a couple autographs each & did a photo with.
She thanked us for coming & was quickly on her way. Heres a couple pics I snapped of her as she departed.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.