I was home long enough to unpack my suitcase only to repack it with everything I need for the Star Wars Press Junket. That’s right, this weekend I will be entering hyperspace and traveling to a galaxy far far away where I will interview some of the most amazing talent.
Mark Hamill (“Luke Skywalker”), Daisy Ridley (“Rey”), John Boyega (“Finn”), Oscar Isaac (“Poe Dameron”), Adam Driver (“Kylo Ren”), Domhnall Gleeson (“General Hux”), Gwendoline Christie (“Captain Phasma”), Andy Serkis (“Supreme Leader Snoke”), Laura Dern (“Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo”), Kelly Marie Tran (“Rose Tico”) and Director Rian Johnson
That’s just for the press conference, then we also have individual interviews with:
Gwendoline Christie (“Captain Phasma”)
Kelly Marie Tran (“Rose Tico”)
Laura Dern (“Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo”)
Domhnall Gleeson (“General Hux”)
Of course the event doesn’t even begin there, it begins in Disneyland. Disneyland is all decked out in it’s glitzy Christmas attire. I mean, it’s so beautiful there this time of year. Even though it might be more crowded it is completely worth going to see all the Christmas lights and decorations that adorn almost every inch of the park.
As much of a whirlwind this trip is going to be, somehow we have time to squeeze in some ABC TV stuff too. We will be watching a sneak preview of The Crossing a new mysterious drama and then another special preview screening of Child Support featuring Fred Savage.
Refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America – and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet. As the government tries to uncover the truth behind this mysterious migration only one thing is certain: The lives of the people here — both the townspeople and these newcomers — will never be the same.
“The Crossing” stars Steve Zahn as Jude Ellis, Natalie Martinez as Reece, Sandrine Holt as Emma Ren, Rick Gomez as Nestor, Jay Karnes as Craig Lindauer, Marcuis Harris as Caleb, Georgina Haig as Dr. Sophie Forbin, Simone Kessel as Rebecca, Kelly Missal as Hannah, Rob Campbell as Paul, Grant Harvey as Roy, Bailey Skodje as Leah, Luc Roderique as Bryce and Tommy Bastow as Marshall.
The series is from ABC Studios and is executive produced by Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, Matt Olmstead, Jason Reed and David Von Ancken.
The series premiere of “Child Support,” a one-hour studio-based series from Golden Globe®- and Emmy® Award-winning Ricky Gervais and Banijay Studios North America, will make its debut on FRIDAY, JAN. 5 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Produced by Banijay Studios North America, the primetime series will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funnyman Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids who say the most unpredictable things. Hosted by Fred Savage, contestants are asked to answer 10 questions correctly to earn the top prize. If they answer incorrectly, the contestants have a chance to be saved by the five kids who have been asked the same question by Gervais. Ricky Gervais, David Goldberg, Caroline Baumgard and Jeff Krask are executive producers.