The cast of Fringe made their way to Comic-Con on Friday & Saturday morning, and I dare to say, there was a gender specific gap between the attitudes given from them.
While the ladies, Anna Torv, Jasika Nicole & Blair Brown were friendly, accomodating & happy to see people. The boys Joshua Jackson, John Noble & Lance Reddick were far less receptive. It is the first time I have encountered any negative attitude from this cast...and I am a little concerned its going to be a recurring trend.
We first saw Blair Brown on friday & although she was next up to the counter to check in, she stopped & accomodated requests for autographs fromt hose waiting. Shortly there after came Anna Torv. She signed for a few people before checking in, then again after checking in.
The next day was a different story. First up was Lance Reddick. As the first one it, it cant be claimed he was in a rush, yet he hastily answers "I only have time for 1 each guys" before he went to check in. Considering he was on the same flight as the others, and the next castmate wouldnt show up for about 15 minutes...what was he in such a rush for?? Shortly there after Jasika Nicole showed up wth her girlfriend & she willingly signed for those waiting before & after checking in. A little while later John Noble would show up. Noble hastily shooed off 1 request for an autograph from 1 of us before getting into line to check in. Upon checking in, he made his way to the security gate, where he begrudgingly signed 1 each for 3 of us there, before hustling off. His demeanour was that of someone that just didnt want to be bothered...considering how great he had been so many times before, I considered this a 1 off bad day at the time. A little while later Joshua Jackson would show up...he certainly was the last 1 to show up for the flight, so his excuse of "I cant, sorry" was a bit more sincered than those earlier who used the same excuse...yet, with others still showing up for that flight, it can be assumed, with no luggage in tow..he wasnt going to miss his flight.
Upon returning, the cast was again divided by gender. Again, the ladies showed to be the class. While we never saw Blair Borwn, Jasika Nicole & Anna Torv again signed willingly, and without concern for any schedule or the fact they just did a day of signing at Comic-Con. Lance Reddick was more personable than when he left, happily signing, although his autograph, once a nice, spaced out full name signature has been reduced to an "La R~" since Comic-Con. Understandable after a weekend of signing 1000s of items. Joshua returned with a little bonus in tow, Inglourious Basterds star Diane Kruger. The pair signed, although Pacey..err I mean Peter Bishop was unwilling to sign certain items. He was in a better mood than when he left, but still not the chipper, willingly obliging Josh that I had seen so many times prior.
Lastly, John Noble returned. When he left, he was not terribly receptive to signing for a relatively small crowd of people. On returning, he was even worse. When he showed up, he walked by where Sanctuary star Amanda Tapping was signing & when asked for an autograph by a girl there, he simply replied with "hi" & kept walking. When 1 person finally caught up to him, he signed begrudgingly & apparently according to reports was angry & belligerant with the autograph hound. I havent seen this side of him before, but now twice in 2 days there was a sour, abbrasive demeanour to John. Because of his hasty & not overly receptive behaviour this weekend, I didnt manage a single photo of him.
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7/28/2010 04:01:21 am
There are two sides to every story and YOU clearly don't know what John, Josh nor Lance were feeling at the time. Stupid article.
7/29/2010 04:47:12 am
what an idiot. your article is horrlbie and everyone from this show is amazingly friendly. maybe they really didnt have time to sign for alot of people, and just because youre pissed you didnt get any pictures isnt reason to be pissed at anyone.
7/29/2010 08:45:07 pm
Oh what a shame they only signed one thing each! Dude WHAT do you want - these people have lives too you know. If they are gracious enough to sign something for you (given that you're only doing it to make a quick buck anyway), then you should leave them alone. What a shame true fans can't get near for an autograph because you're hogging the stars :(
7/30/2010 03:30:31 am
P12- I never once said I knew what they were feeling. Did I? no. I only noted they were not overly receptive to signing or taking photos. At no time did I state that I knew what they were thinking. So, if you are going to criticize my post, you could at least criticize it for things that could be criticized, instead of making things up.
7/31/2010 12:06:05 am
i WAS there too, and they were all great and signing things, idk what you are talking about because they were all laughing and in good cheer, cracking jokes and willing to talk a short time when they signed things.
7/31/2010 02:10:43 am
dat rant need sum prooof readin!!!
7/31/2010 02:11:44 am
Astrid is a lesbo?
7/31/2010 10:19:55 am
These comments are unfair. He's only stating what happened. Don't get me wrong, I do really like the cast and Fringe is my favorite show on TV, but if he's going to mention the good things about them then he'll mention the bad things they do, too.
8/3/2010 07:57:07 am
The only thing I can guess is that any star that recognized the same people out for autographs more than once tends to get "testy" about it. We only have NBA players show up in our city, but that is what I have noticed with them. But, the NBA players are guys, and maybe women just tend to be more gracious in general.
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