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Yeah that about sums it up. :P

We got lucky coming up the escalator because he was like three feet ahead of me, [livejournal.com profile] kathkin  and Clarissa, and he was hanging round outside the screen with various people he clearly knew. Clarissa was like 'nooooo no i can't go up to him noooo' and I was like 'DO IT OR REGRET IT FOREVARRRR.' And then I grabbed her arm and towed her over to him and gave his arm a little nudge and introduced her.

It was WEIRDLY easy for me. Idk. I was a little bit jittery seeing him that close-to without the decorum-enforcing boundary of a signing table and security right there (BECAUSE HE'S MERLIN) but I had weirdly few hang-ups about striding up to him. I waited until he'd finished talking to his friends first and there was hardly anyone else around and he was just this very ordinary looking young guy in way-too-baggy-jeans, so it just felt kind of natural. Like making friendly chit-chat with a stranger outside a cinema like you would with anyone if you were waiting in a queue or something.

He asked where we were from and we told him Edinburgh/Canadia and then that we'd all read the book and he looked relieved and said 'oh so you know it's pretty dark then?' I think he was worried about traumatising poor innocent Merlin fangirls (and I was like 'OH COLIN. YOU HAVEN'T READ OUR FANFICTION.') There was like a few seconds when we were talking about how interesting the book was, then I told him we were sure he'd do it justice and he thanked us and then we went into the screen.

It was probably the best experience I've had with a cast member because it was so relaxed and easy. After the screening he was swamped by fangirls but by that point I was more interested in talking to the writer of the film, who was also there for the Q&A - this was her first big production and I quizzed her on her process and she was REALLY nice and told me to contact her on facebook if I had any more questions when we were finally ushered out of the cinema.

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