It’s never too late to get into Comic Con.
Burt Reynolds made first-ever Comic Con appearance and participated in an audience Q&A at the Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia this past Saturday — of which, I happened to be in attendance.
Here are some of my lame photos I took, but nonetheless, establishes I was there (with a camera phone).
“I think it’s a good time to find out what it’s all about,” Reynolds told the Philadelphia Inquirer earlier this week. “I always enjoy talking to fans and I’m usually very pleased with their curiosity about my career, what I’m doing, what I’m not doing, and why I’m not doing more.”
The Boogie Nights star was photographed arriving at the event wearing rose-colored glasses and a black velvet blazer, relying on a cane to walk.
Reynolds’s second memoir, But Enough About Me, hits shelves in November 2015, and delves into his many famous loves, including Sally Field. The actor told Comic Con attendees that the book will focus on the people he worked with throughout his illustrious career.
“When you write a book like this, you have to tell the whole thing, and there are days when everything isn’t wonderful and there were people who I thought were asses,” the actor told the Inquirer. “I’m having a lot of fun, but it’s beginning to look a little bit like the dictionary.”
My Question to Burt Reynolds:
First, the background to my question: Burt Reynolds is an incredible storyteller. On an IFC show called Dinner for Five, in which actor/filmmaker Jon Favreau and a revolving guest list of celebrities eat, drink and talk about life on and off the set and swap stories about projects past and present; Reynolds reminisced about a time he and Clint Eastwood got a bunch of 6-packs of beer and went out and pissed on a gravestone of an old producer they never liked.
I asked Mr. Reynolds, who was somewhat surprised to find someone who would know that, if he and Eastwood have ever done something similar, or revisited the gravestone of which they urinated on.
Goddamn that was a long time ago (laughs). Clint and I are still great friends and talk all the time. But no, we haven’t done anything like that since that one time….Might not be a bad idea, though, perhaps I’ll ask him.
Because of yours truly, Burt Reynolds (79 years old) and Clint Eastwood (84 years old) might once again piss on the gravestone of some old, asshole producer (according to them).
You’re welcome America.
This is video from the Daily Mail, which captured the first few minutes of fan questions. Sadly, I didn’t get the balls to go up and ask my question until near the end….I also unwittingly left my audio recorder off because I am a horrible journalist….