Homecoming FYC Event! OMG! Meeting Julia Roberts and Getting One Of My Favorite Photos Of All Time!

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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  1. Susan May 7, 2019

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