Thursday, October 14, 2010

NYCC | Campbell Takes Questions, Insults Fans (And Is Loved For It)

Adam Rosenberg writes:
A Bruce Campbell panel, or question-and-answer session, or whatever you want to call it, is an exercise in humiliation. The veteran actor, star of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise and the hit cable-TV series Burn Notice, is a true-blue wiseass. It’s clear he appreciates his success and the fans who got him there, but it’s equally clear there’s no small amount of playful derision for the geek culture that his career has become inextricably tied to. So of course when Campbell stepped onstage Sunday at New York Comic Con to take questions from hundreds of attendees, most in garish costumes, the event had more in common with a stand-up comedy performance than a deep-dive discussion of the actor’s long and colorful career. Since so much of what was discussed is a “you-had-to-be-there” sort of thing, what follows is more of a textual “highlights reel” from the Q&A session …

Campbell On More Evil Dead
“Will Ash ever make a return to the big screen…? Boy, I sure hope so.” – lots of sarcasm there – “Those movies were a pain in the ass to make. I’m a middle-aged man. I’ll be like Tobey Maguire, I’m just gonna get digitized. It’ll be me fighting somebody, somebody else. Sam Raimi’s making too much money now, dawg. Do you think he’s going to go back to those days? He’s looking at the glory days. He gets an extra two zeros on his paychecks now. So … sorry, sir. No, I don’t know. Maybe when I’m in the rest home and Sam has one eye missing, maybe we’ll do it.

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