There are some days when things just work out.
This past weekend there was a special FYC event for the Amazon series Homecoming. The panel featured:
- Julia Roberts, Heidi Bergman
- Stephan James, Walter Cruz
- Sam Esmail, director
- Eli Horowitz, writer and co-showrunner
- Micah Bloomberg, writer and co-showrunner
Now, I have not seen the series, but from what I can tell it’s really interesting and I’m looking forward to binging the remaining episodes.
Because of this, I was a little in the dark on the panel but there were some fun takeaways:
- If you wanted to be on Homecoming, make sure you pitched yourself while shooting Mr. Robot.
- Stephan James and Julia Roberts had an amazing time working together.
- This is Julia Roberts first series and she’ll be back for season 2.
- If you’re translating a half hour podcast to a TV series make sure the series is also a half hour.
The reception was at the Amazon FYC experience and here’s where Lisa-Lisa and I just got lucky. A lot of people were waiting downstairs to see if Julia and Stephan were going to come out and mingle.
Lisa-Lisa said, “Should we check the Homecoming room?” and so we decided to. Well, the cast was there and security made a receiving line. We were fourth in line at that point and suddenly a line of 50 people were behind us. It was crazy.
When it was our turn it looked like the cast was leaving soon, but Lisa-Lisa got a Homecoming poster signed by Julia Roberts and she said, “Look it’s the same room we’re in!”
It was my turn and I asked Julia to sign a My Best Friend’s Wedding poster for me. She said, “I wish Dermot was here!”
Then we talked about the movie for a second and I told her it was a special thing for a friend of mine and I. We laughed about it and did a quick pic.
It was surreal. I was talking to the Pretty Woman! WTF!
Then we talked with Stephan James for a second and then stepped out of the room because I was literally shaking.
The pics are amazing! I can’t believe our good fortune.
We then walked around the space a bit and took some fun pics in the Homecoming, Hanna, Good Omens, An English Scandal and Catastrophe rooms.
Really, I still can’t believe how fortunate we were.
Woo to the hoo!
Until next time kids…
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