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Serenity screening introduced by Summer at Supanova 2006

POSTED BY chrisdvanne ON Feb 13, 2013 / 8 COMMENTS


Summer Glau went in Brisbane, Australia for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, kicking off at the RNA Showgrounds on April 21, 2006 and running for three days, where she had a panel and autograph session.
 
As part of Supanova Expo, a special screening of Joss Whedon's Serenity took place at The Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia on April 22. Summer Glau herself introduced the movie and field a few questions. 
 
From the Supanova booklet:
 
"Supanova began the SFFF for special events that don't quite fit into the expo itself. This is one of those cases!
Serenity is a hit! It's just that it took a while for everyone but the most dedicated fans of Joss Whedon and sci-fi in general to work it out.
Now we all know and a huge part of that success can be directly attributed to the standout performance of Summer Glau as the traumatised telepath, River, firstly in Firefly, then in her coming of age, Serenity.
Therefore it's our great pleasure to invite you to attend a special screening of Serenity introduced personally by Supanova guest, Summer Glau."
 
I updated the Gallery with new photos (the first three) and the notes from a fan who attented the Serenity screening:
 
Summer Glau did a brief Q&A; before the movie. She was very grateful for the warm Aussie welcome that she had received. When asked what her most meaningful Firefly moment was, she said it was probably at the end of filming “Objects in Space“. She had been on set every single day, and at the end Joss gave her a big hug and said how proud he was of her. She got a little teary when she told about it.
 
She was also asked which was her favourite stunt, which she then attempted to sort of recreate even though it ended up not being used, because she hurt herself the first time she tried to do it on set.
 
Then there were a few other questions from people who just wanted to hear the sound of their own voices. And someone asked about her next project — which starts in Louisiana just after she returns from Oz, and it’s about a set of twins who figure out that they are witches or something like that.
Source: ohiam.org

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[Serenity screening - Brisbane 2006]

 
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Total comments: 8

  Message #1 | Alex | 2013 Feb 13, 23:54 GMT



I can't comment on why she transformed other than to suggest that maybe she was playing out a scene from Serenity or Firefly in which she was barefoot. As an observation though, and I hope this does not creep anyone out, that shawl looks like one that she wore at the Dallas Film Festival where Legend of Hell's Gate was shown. I have seen, thanks to the wonderful photo archives on this site, several instances of Summer wearing the same article of clothing on different occasions.

I choose to read into this that she is a very frugal person who is careful with money, and someone who sticks to a budget. A great actress, a good person, and frugal! What is not to like?

  Message #2 | robbo | 2013 Feb 14, 01:09 GMT



great comments alex, just wondering about the shawl maybe it could have been hand knitted by a member of summers family, possibly her grandma or even been in the glau family for years, maybe not just a thought, great photo of summer possibly larking about wink yes the photo archives on this site are exceptional and amazing, smile

  Message #3 | chrisdvanne | 2013 Feb 14, 07:50 GMT



Yes, there's been many times where fans have spotted that Summer was wearing the same dress or piece of clothing at different events, even years after the first took place.

I don't mind that she's not a fashionista, who could not stand wearing the same dress twice. She's a normal girl with simple tastes.

  Message #4 | chrisdvanne | 2013 Feb 14, 07:53 GMT



Did her grandma also knitt that sweater?



Photo taken from: Serenity screening at Film Festival Sitges, 2005

  Message #5 | robbo | 2013 Feb 14, 21:00 GMT



sweater never mentioned anything about a sweater, didnt know a shawl was a sweater, speaking of sweater im absolutely sweating, wink just teasing smile

  Message #6 | riversfeet | 2013 Feb 18, 03:32 GMT



Maybe her shoes were uncomfortable?

I've been told there was one con she did back in 2006 (there's no video for it as far as I know) where SUmmer point blank asked the audience if it was okay if she took her boots off, and the audience cheered, so she removed her boots, a bunch of guys wolf-whistled, and she seemingly flirtaceously wiggled her toes, and flexed her feet.

  Message #7 | chrisdvanne | 2013 Feb 18, 08:08 GMT



Could be this one, don't you think?

  Message #8 | tedi_n | 2013 May 02, 19:19 GMT



i think she was trying to be a bat  biggrin



 
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