Comic-Con: ‘Spirit’ star Jaime King guest blogs

July 27, 2008 | 2:07 p.m.

Spirit star Jaime KingJaime King portrays Lorelei in the Frank Miller film “The Spirit,” due on Christmas Day. She sent us this post from her BlackBerry as she wandered the showroom floor at Comic-Con.

Comic-Con is awesome! It makes me wish I was 15 again when I would have the balls to wear a Leia slave-girl outfit. This place is HUGE! With a lot to do and see.

Quite frankly, I would have been very happy being a selfish hog all huddled up in the Lucasfilm booth playing the new video game “The Force Unleashed” for 12 hours. But I was nice nice and surrendered that desire and gave up the paddles to all of the excited 12-year-olds that want to check it out. I moved on to my daily routine of attempting to convince director Dave Filoni to let me do a voice for the upcoming “Clone Wars” series that I am so excited about. What’s the most obscure thing at Comic-Con? “Thundercats”? A 75-year-old Superman? A cast of midget Peanuts characters? The last one would be a dead ringer for Patrick Stewart from “X-Men” being rolled around in a wheelchair.

There does seem to be some random booths here which don’t have anything to do with comics; slowly but surely the entertainment community is taking over to promote their projects here even though they have absolutely nothing to do with Comics. What’s next? A panel for “Deal or No Deal”? Still it’s awesome here, a wonderful, fun experience and about the only place you can get away with wearing the same Davy Jones outfit for five days straight without taking a shower. As an actress who has to get dolled up a lot, that’s a very liberating idea.

This is my fourth time here and each year I stay longer and longer. We buy lots of cool stuff to add to my husband’s comic book/figurine/art collection that I have joyfully adopted as my own. We could never have too much — there is always more room in our garage, where we keep huge Tupperware containers filled with the overflow of all the wicked stuff that comes out each year.

It’s great coming down to promote “The Spirit” with Frank Miller. Being with Frank at Comic-Con feels like walking around with Jesus himself. He is my dear friend and it’s great seeing him here surrounded by all the people who adore and appreciate his incredible talent. People here really enjoy themselves and and it’s amazing to see all the energy and effort they put into their costumes and standing in line to get the autographs and exclusives they want. I feel lucky to once again participate in something I enjoy and that is so close to my heart.

– Jaime King

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8 Responses to Comic-Con: ‘Spirit’ star Jaime King guest blogs

  1. Jolly says:

    It's funny that Jaime King should rant for the first two paragraphs about how much she loves Star Wars, and then in the third paragraph talk about how comics are being pushed out of Comic-Con. Huh?
    I'm ambivalent about Comic-Con's direction, given the explosion of creative media that allows us to make and view what previously could only be seen on the yellowing pages of our comics (Watchmen immediately comes to mind). But I am definitely against more Star Wars hysteria. Enough with the Lucas hero worship already. His stories weren't (and still aren't – see IJ IV) very good.

  2. terrence says:

    its great that a hollywood actress realizes the potential downfall to 'hollywood- izing' the comic con. Also she gets many points for even knowing about the 'geek dom'

  3. christie says:

    Jolly, your comment goes to show how little YOU actually know about comics. Star wars themed comics are still a HUGE deal and action figures are just as much a part of comic-cons as comics. They go hand in hand. So lets not be too quick to judge Miss. King. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_co… inform yourself before passing judgement.

  4. charles says:

    @ Jolly
    People on G4 that spoke about comic-con and its being taken over by hollywood movies. It aint just about comics and nerdy things anymore since these huge movies are arriving. More press, more people which means less people who truly belong there. Star wars is a big thing for nerds like me and it isnt all about comics, its about collectibles too, and I dare you to name a franchise with more product than Star Wars.
    People are quick to judge just because of what they blog? A movie star in some amazing movies like sin city and the spirit has more to do with comics than you do.

  5. Hollywood actress Jaime king portrays tha film "The Spirit". It is a good news which is she wondering the film Comic-con.Thanks for this nice post. Once again thanks a lot.

  6. Its great that a hollywood actress realizes the potential downfall to 'hollywood- izing' the comic con,Star wars is a big thing for nerds like me and it isnt all about comics, its about collectibles too.

  7. He is my dear friend and it's great seeing him here surrounded by all the people who adore and appreciate his incredible talent.

  8. The big show is almost ready to go. We're busy putting the finishing touches on Comic-Con.

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