Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Exclusive Comic-Con 2010 Story: BBC America's 'Being Human' Press Room

The cast of the BBC hit show Being Human at the press junket: Aidan Turner (Mitchell), Russell Tovey (George), Sinead Keenan (Nina), and Lenora Crichlow (Annie).

The first press room I attended at Comic-Con, which is also the very first press room I have ever attended, was with the BBC America hit series Being Human.

The basic premise of the show is simple: it's about a vampire, a ghost, and now two werewolves, all living together and trying to lead a normal life - which, you can very well imagine, is not an easy task.

But I myself could not have had an easier task, as this was an absolute dream press room.

The press junket took place Thursday morning - the first morning of the convention - and was being held in a conference room situated in one of the many close-by hotels of the convention.

What first struck me, and what I ultimately liked about it, was that it was really more of an intimate setting.

Aidan Turner was pretty much deep in thoughts on that picture, while Russell Tovey was listening intently to one of the girls' answer.

Upon arrival, I was kindly and personally met with the person in charge of publicity from BBC America for the very successful British television series.

Inside the room, the four main actors of the series: Aidan Turner (Mitchell, the vampire), Russell Tovey (George, the werewolf), Lenora Crichlow (Annie, the ghost) and Sinead Keenan (Nina, George's girlfriend) were waiting for us.

They were all seemingly well-relaxed (they had just done a press junket for another group right before us) and with no real apparent jet-lag fatigue though Russell Tovey admitted to me later, during the mid-afternoon signing, that they were feeling it.

One important thing I had to do before the press junket was to begin though was to screw up my courage and introduce myself to the absolutely adorable Sinead Keenan, who had so kindly given me an exclusive interview the year before.

She remembered my name and seemed both surprised and happy to see me there. Sinead keenan was an absolute angel!

I admit that I had an absolutely fantastic experience in that press room. The best of Comic-Con I have to say. All four actors were very nice, down to earth, quick to make funny jokes and you could see from their interaction with each other that these were people that have a great time together, and care for each other.

And what could me more relaxed and friendlier than opening a press junket with a discussion about spiced tea? It was a fantastic moment.

The ever lovely Sinead Keenan caught me taking her pic, while Lenora Crichlow was captivating her audience.

The girls seemed much more comfortable and were definitely more voluble than the guys, who on the other hand appeared to be a bit more shy.

Lenora Crichlow and Sinead Keenan are simply hilarious, and both Aidan Turner and Russell Tovey are absolutely gorgeous and sweet and were quick to respond to the girls' constant teasings.

It was funny to hear and be witnesses to that constant back and forth of teasing between the four cast members.

For 30 minutes the four Being Human cast members answered our questions, and they were very open and talkative. But, alas, it all was over too soon, as I would have stayed at least for an hour in their company.

But after questions were over, the actors took some time to actually let us take pictures and they also took pictures with us. I am telling you, these people were truly beyond nice: I absolutely LOVE them.

The two girls, Lenora Crichlow and Sinead Keenan

Right after this, I was lucky enough to quickly meet with Russell Tovey while exiting the press room and say a few words to him but I got so shy and nervous, I probably babbled some very idiotic things (which I barely can remember) and he must have thought me the silliest woman on the planet ha ha! Damn my shyness and stupid french accent - I swear, the more I'm nervous, the worse it gets.

All in all, a truly wonderful experience with the cast of Being Human. I really am happy that I lost my "press room virginity" with them and I would definitely do one again with them in a heartbeat.

My congratulations and thanks to BBC America for such a great organization.

Yep, that's me in the middle. just ignore me and gaze at the loveliness that is the cast of Being Human.


  1. So Lovely - I enjoy their show so much - just don't understand why syfy must 'make' an American version of it. I, too, find Sinead to be warm, friendly and a wonderful actor. Thanks so much for taking the time to meet them and share these photos :)

  2. WOW! How fantastic! They seemed like terrific people at the panel, it must have been really great to see that close up. And a picture with the cast, that's just so wonderful! I don't think I would have been able to stand, so well done, you! Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

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  4. Found your pics & had to thank you for posting them! I've got the biggest crush on Aidan! He would be the one I'd be babbling idiotically at if I ever met him! Love the photos so much, especially the one at the end! ;-)