A couple of weeks ago I attended the 38th Annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, California, and worked behind the scenes helping the celebrity guests. I am so glad my friend who directs this show asks me to help every year. It's a great opportunity to meet stars in person and come to know them as regular people who work hard and have an incredible job. Here are pictures with just a few of the many people I've gotten to meet and work with during this event. (Follow me on Twitter @KaliaMarlu for live Tweets and updates of events like this.)
Above: Kalia Marlu & Beth Riesgraf (IMDb) from the TNT show Leverage.
Right: Kalia with Frank Darabont, Director of The Shawshank Redemption (IMDb) and Golden Globe nominated actor Thomas Jane from The Mist (IMDb) at last year's awards.
This year some of the notable honorees and presenters were Frank Oz, James Remar, Lin Shaye, the boys of Super 8, Tom Skerritt, Scott Bakula, Steven Bauer, Dean Devlin & Robert Kirkman among many others. I also invited someone I've gotten to know - Dennis Haysbert (IMDb), President Palmer on 24, also known as "the Allstate guy". He was delighted to come and was a wonderful presenter. The two that had the whole place abuzz and had all the Hollywood professionals gushing were Barbara Eden (IMDb), and Dawn Wells (IMDb), pictured below with fellow actors and fans Lance Reddick (IMDb) and Beth again.
|In this picture of TV Icons Barbara, Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie on left and Dawn, Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island on right; with Lance from Fox's Fringe and Beth center. Getting to meet and then introduce Lance and Beth to my friend Dawn, then taking this picture for them was priceless.|
|Here is a fuzzy picture capturing my meeting the legendary Frank Oz, a Lifetime Award Winner who created the roles of Yoda and Miss Piggy.|