At C2E2 2018, I had the pleasure of being in a press session for Daphne and Velma, an upcoming movie featuring the two female characters from the iconic Scooby Doo franchise. Because media sessions can be handled many ways, I never know exactly what to expect. I did, however, request time with actress Sarah Gilman, who portrayed Velma Dinkley.
Late Saturday afternoon, the media folks gathered in a special room above the C2E2 main floor. We were seated at tables in groups of 5 or 6. The various people involved in Daphne and Velma were brought to each table and we had about 10 minutes with each of them.
I was excited when Sarah joined our press table. Like so many others, Scooby Doo was such a big part of my childhood. To be sitting with someone playing one of the lead roles was a great opportunity. From the second she sat down, I realized two things about Sarah. She "was" Velma" and she was just so cool.
In the video below from the media session, Sarah explains how she got the part and shows why she was perfect for Velma. It's best to hear it directly from her.
As a twenty-two year old actress, Sarah showed great poise and maturity in the media session. Balancing humor with seriousness, she answered all of our questions, delivered interesting side stories and generally delighted us.
In short Daphne and Velma is the story of the two women before the Scooby gang was formed.. Fred, Shaggy and Scooby are not part of this movie. It's a story about women, with many women involved in the project. It's such a unique concept. It should be especially great for young girls, but highly entertaining to all of us.
Unfortunately, time constraints prohibited me from seeing the screening of Daphne and Velma. That really killed me, but I will definitely catch it on video as soon as possible. It comes out May 22 and my calendar is already marked!
You can follow Sarah B. Gilman on twitter to get updates and fun news. Also, check out the official trailer for Daphne and Velma on YouTube.
I want to thank Sarah for her time. I also want to thank the fine folks at C2E2 for the opportunity. Lastly, I encourage everyone to check out Daphne and Velma!