Friday, November 20, 2009

Shawnee Smith Did Not Scream

Shawnee Smith has been labeled a Scream Queen, due to her recurring role in the Saw movie series, as well as several other horror films. However, Smith also co-starred on tv's Becker.
I have to admit I don't have much to say about Smith. I met her at the Horror Hound Weekend in Indianapolis. I hadn't planned on approaching her, but somehow during the course of events, I ended up right at her table. What else could I do, but ask for a photo with her.
It was a bit awkward, as I wasn't really familiar with her work. I faked my way through some conversation by asking about her horror roles. I knew she was in horror films. She answered politely, but not enthusiastically.
Fortunately, my client soon arrived and reshuffled stuff and I was on my way. I mean no disrespect to Smith. I know she has a following, because I saw them. She just hadn't crossed my radar.
Maybe my hair scared her silent. Looking back at it now, it does leave me a bit speechless.
Shawnee Smith and me in Indianapolis, IN-October 2007.

2 comments:

thewritersjourney said...

I've never watched any of the Saw movies, and barely remember Becker.

I ended up not getting any photos last night except the one of the Night of the Creeps actors at the Q&A session. I'm more of a merch guy...the autographs, photos, etc. with actors don't mean that much to me. I'm big on sigs from baseball players, but not actors.

Do you plan on going to the Indy show in March? I haven't decided for sure.

Johngy said...

It depends on who the guests are. Indy is an easy drive and I like going, but I am not huge into the horror scene. So again, it depends on who they bring in. When I went, I saw John Landis one year.