Sunday, August 30, 2015

On the Beat with Michael Rooker at Wizard World Chicago 2015

Michael Rooker's first role was the title character in "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer."  It was an intense movie and Rooker's portrayal of Henry was amazing.  It set the stage for Rooker to play many "heavy" roles as his career progressed.
I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Rooker at the recent Wizard World Chicago Press Reception.  Knowing Rooker lived in Chicago starting in his early teens, I decided to ask him about his favorite Chicago spots.  He gave me a solid response.  Then I asked him about answering the repetitive questions and he gave me an even better answer.
Rooker is probably one of the biggest names I have ever interviewed and he was also one of the nicest.  We joked a bit before and after the interview and even briefly at the convention the weekend after the reception.
Rooker had one of the longest lines at the convention, but nobody complained.  He is just that popular, but he is also very good with his fans.  Everyone left feeling like he gave them that special moment that everyone wants with their favorite celebrities.
I hope you enjoy my interview with Rooker.  Also, check out all of my interviews from Wizard World on the Johngy's Beat Wizard World playlist on YouTube.

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