September 6th, 2007

Jamie - adorable - shmarollynn

My Dragon Con Interview with Jamie Bamber

On Friday, I managed to snag an interview with Jamie. I broached the subject with him while getting autographs that afternoon and he was willing to make some time for me. I left it to him to determine when to do the interview and the plan was to meet him back at the Walk of Fame at 6. Fortunately, I had the forethought to print out the questions that you all had submitted back in April. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time to prepare and that combined with doing the interview at the Walk of Fame meant I missed some questions I would have liked to have asked. Maybe next time.

One cool thing about doing the interview at the Walk of Fame though was being on the other side of table, seeing how the autograph process operates, and witnessing Jamie being incredibly gracious with each and every person whether they were there to get an autograph or just to say hello and tell him how much they enjoy the show. My hope is to post the audio at some point in the near future, but I want to see if I can edit out some of me sounding like a dork. ;) And I didn’t get this on the recording, but Jamie kept repeating to me before the interview began how much he hates talking about himself which may help to explain some of my comments that may sound like ‘moving along’.

And I couldn’t resist asking about Lee Adama in the upcoming season. He was pretty tight lipped, but I did bring up something I had seen in a previous interview and he did, briefly, talk about Lee’s future and his relationships with various characters. I’ll mark the sections so you can skip over them if you choose. Now, on to....Collapse )

We talked for another minute, I told him how much everyone would appreciate him taking the time to do this, and he sent his love to everyone. Then I decided I wanted to snap a picture to go with the interview and tapped him on the shoulder before he could run off. He obliged me and as I was focusing the camera asked him to smile which he informed me he was. I think I may be the only person who got a shot of him in the baseball cap.

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ETA: Not that he'll see this, but I wanted to thank Jamie's handler, Bill, who I chatted with quite a bit while I waited for Jamie to get freed up and who made sure Jamie didn't forget about me. He's also a fellow LJer.