Joe Flanigan was invited for the second time to the FedCon this year, and some of the congers were generous enough to share impressions and pictures during the event. We’ve collected some of the bits here, and we will try to update this post with whatever becomes available during the following days, so be sure to stay tuned.
Post updated on 3 June, scroll down for new stuff.
Joe had two panels; one on Friday, and the second on Saturday, together with Kavan Smith. Without further ado, here below fragments from his panels:
Joe would have liked more female presence in SGA. Roles weren’t totally fleshed out.
In which remake would you like to be a part of? Joe: Bladerunner and all Indiana Jones.
Joe compared Metal Hurlant with Bladerunner ‘it’s along these lines, even a bit darker in some ways’.
Joe: Heroes in Hollywood these days are boys (action). Wouldn’t want to follow them. Rather somebody like Harrison Ford.
Joe: “Write 100 letters every week to Sony Pictures about ‘Uncharted’”. He really would love to do it.
Joe plays some kind of a good-bad guy in Six Bullets. He thinks the movie to be o.k.
Joe (and his kids) are obsessed with Whale Wars. The producers actually contacted him for a project. He doesn’t really know what kind of project it would be yet. ‘Do they want me to surf?’
Joe: Hollywood wants to have women leads (doing the shooting) and men are just the boyfriends. Not his kind of role.
Kavan said that Joe announced him “show canceled” while casually skating by him.
Joe explains how producers asked him about which sports he was able to do (climbing, skiing, skating, surfing…).They said: great, we will be able use it, and then they made him sign a pile of insurance policies :))
Joe had to sign an insurance contract at the beginning of SGA b/c of his many ‘dangerous’ sporting activities. It was thick as a book, he practically wasn’t allowed to do anything anymore besides reading. Not even skateboarding. So, him skateboarding on set (studio area) was kind of a revolution “You can’t forbid me everything”
The rounds they were using for shooting were pretty expensive. Joe loved to shoot. “Joe, you can stop, the guy is dead now”. Joe would reply “I’m not sure” – using another round. Like ‘You’ve forbidden me to skateboard? Yeah, let’s use another round.’
Several congoers noticed that David Hewlett was “the running gag” during both Joe’s panels.
At the end of his first panel, our Special FlanInfo Agent, silvercomet21, asked Joe the winning question of our AskJF contest (details here). Here’s her report on a mission successfully done:
Question: Who or what has been most inspirational in your life?
Answer: On a personal level his stepfather. He was very inspirational (he died a few years ago). And his mother. His parents are very important for him. He doesn’t like it when people complain about their parents, blame them for everything what went wrong in their lives. Which seems to be very common. Other than that he is a fan of Ralph Waldo Emerson(‘s books). Still, although the writer died more than 120 years ago. He/they are classic. He also mentioned one his powerful books, “Self Reliance”.
Editor’s note: in one of his previous interviews, when asked “What book is your bible?”, he replied: “Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays on Self Reliance were probably the most influential in my life.”
Update 22 May
Update 24 May
New pictures shared by @gebo007 and a brief report posted by Hyndara, the congoer whose question stirred Joe’s answer about the thick-as-a-book-insurance contract he had to sign in order to avoid production hiccups due to his multiple potentially dangerous outdoor activities.
Illustrated con-report by hivewarden, beautifully done!
Update 25 May
Hivewarden report gets better and better, as she adds new pictures, little sound snippets and quotes, so make sure you check it again. Here are some of Joe’s quotes about Six Bullets, the movie and his character:
I’ve only seen part of the movie. Looks much better than I thought it would! I’m a terrible sales person… always super honest about things. (…) And I think it’s actually okay. I think it’s pretty good.
I play a good bad guy, you know? Does that make sense? I’m mean. They had me tattooed. Tattoo everywhere. (…) My daughter gets kidnapped and Jean-Claude Van Damme and I team up… and literally I kill half the country of Moldova. No problem.
FedCon organisers have uploaded on youtube three very brief interviews with Joe:
Update 3 June
A fourth video interview has been added, and all four of them are now conveniently offered in a playlist on youtube.