I thought over the next few days I'd post a bit about all the panels I went to at the SPN Chicago Con. And all of them were AWESOME!
First up was Kim Rhodes (aka Sheriff Jody Mills). This was my first time seeing Kim in person and OMG, what a wonderful woman! So…vibrant, for lack of a better word. And really, really damn funny. :-) She made sure we all knew she loved Jensen's mouth and that Jim's moustache is very soft. *g* She's passionate about her character and truly hopes she'll be back (and so do I!) And she speaks highly of Jared, Jensen and of course Jim Beaver. One of the funniest moments is when she was talking about working with Jared during Time After Time, and the script said repeatedly "she looks at him in a motherly
way". She's like, "I get it, okay? I'm not going to f**k him!" ROTFL! All in all it was a great panel and getting to meet and talk with Kim briefly in the autograph line was really lovely.
Here are a few clips of Kim so you can see what a cool gal she is. I missed the first question, that was "do you ever use your 'mother voice' with Jensen or Jared?"
Next up was someone else I'd never seen in person before - James Patrick Stewart (aka Dick Roman). I think they said this was his first U.S. convention. I hope they invite him back for more! What an awesome guy. So funny and so personable. And he pretty much relished getting to play the bad guy. Who wouldn't, eh? Oh and the "Dick" jokes never stopped! He even walked into a couple of them himself! LOL! Did you guys know that he wore fake teeth as Dick?? I had no idea! He brought them along and put them on during the panel and wow, it really did change how he looked when he smiled, from genuine to smarmy. Overall a very entertaining panel by a very entertaining guy. :-)
And here are a few clips of James, too:
Then there was Rob Benedict (aka Chuck) and Emily Perkins (aka Becky). This was the only…awkward panel of the con. Mainly because this was Emily's first one and she was terrified
. Poor girl came out on stage looking like she was expecting the fans to rush the stage and beat her up! And I kind of understand her apprehension, because not everyone liked Becky. But she needn't have worried. Everyone was very nice to her and Rob did his best to put her at ease. And she did start relaxing toward the end of the panel. I loved her story about how incredibly nervous she was her first day on set, not knowing what to expect from Jensen and Jared. :-) And Rob, of course, was his relaxed, funny self. And he even sang for us!
OH! Best part of their panel was Rob asking why Becky dumped Chuck and went for Sam. It became this running joke about how Chuck just wasn't her type and she needed someone stronger, etc. It was too freaking funny and it was nice to see Emily smiling and joking.
Both Emily and Rob were at the cocktail party, and even if you don't like Becky, you would like Emily. She's so soft-spoken and sweet and I'm glad we got to chat with her for a bit. Rob, too. He's such a great guy. :-)
That's it for today! Tomorrow is DJ Qualls, Gabe Tigerman and the dynamic duo of Richard Speight Jr and Matt Cohen!