FINALLY! I have the second, juicy part of Armageddon – the celebrities/actors/voice actors!
Like I said in my first Armageddon ’15 post, I actually barely know anything about sci-fi or comics and I don’t own a TV. So yeah. HOWEVER I am a massive, MASSIVE fan of the Simpsons (I mean who isn’t, amiright?) So I had a bit of a fangirl moment when I got to meet Maggie Roswell. She has been with the show from pretty much the start and voiced Mod Flanders, Hellen Lovejoy and Cherry Bobbins to name a few. She is also the nicest, sweetest lady – she gave everyone that worked on the PR team signed autographed, Simpson pictures!
Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips is very old school cool. We sent him off to a George FM interview. When he returned I asked him how it went and he goes “Terrible. That was the worst interview I have even had. They kicked me off air half way through”. As my jaw dropped open and fear filled my entire face, he cracked a smile and says “Gotacha”. After I died a little and sputtered “Why would you do that to me?!” He happily went onto his next interview.
Casper Van Dien
Casper is pretty much the funniest human I have met. He’s also incredibly charming and everyone basically loves him. I’m not kidding, I watched him win over every single interviewer that spoke to him. 3 New’s David Farrier, seemed to love him (watch the interview here). And I watched him go out of his way, time and time again to do things for fans. He also had me in stitches EVERY time we spoke.
Here, we are doing le ‘blue steal’
Christina is a voice actress most commonly known for Sailor Moon. I noticed her straight away because of her keen fashion sense! Christina was so enthusiastic to be in lil’ old NZ, she was wearing lord of the rings leggings!
John Wesley Shipp
The best way to describe John Welsey Shipp is he’s like that really, really nice Uncle. He’s the NICEST person. I can’t even emphasise that enough. Below is Shipp with his manger Bob, who is also super lovely! They also have this really cute friendship happening- and came on this trip together.
Azim is also very funny (see picture below) and a bit of a hippy. This is him at 3am, waiting up to watch the All Blacks.
Michael is all rock’n’roll. YET again, as someone who doesn’t really watch TV. So I have never actually seen Arrow, but I know that he plays a villain, and I have a feeling he is totally, totally different from his character. As soon as you meet Michael you find yourself in an in-depth conversation about politics, music and living in Los Angeles. He had a punk-rock band for many years and it shows nearly instantly. I’m fairly certain her wore Doc Martens the entire time he was here.
|Michael Rowe and his very lovely minder Ali Carruthers|