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OMG! - part 2 
17th-Jun-2011 07:12 am
kevin season 5

I've been told that Matthew's forum is protected (hadn't thought of that.)  I usually double-check these things, but I was too tired last night to think about that. :)

Anyway, it started with this message (shortened) :

"Welsh actor Matthew Rhys will be paying a special visit this June to his home town of Cardiff for an exclusive fundraising event for Sherman Cymru’s Redevelopment Campaign.

To help raise funds for Sherman Cymru’s redevelopment of the theatre, theatre supporters and Matthew Rhys fans will be able to attend an exclusive ‘Evening with Matthew’ held at one of Cardiff’s newest, chicest bars – the new Kuku Club, Park Plaza Hotel on Thursday 16 June....."

Suzette (Suzi), the webmistress of his site, and I briefly discussed the possibility of going there,  but after carefully weighing it, I had to admit that I just couldn't afford to go. Suzi howewer would go and I would stay home and post any messages that she would text me, so that those on the forum would hear what was going on. And that's what I did last night (well THAT and feeling sorry for myself for missing out, for the third time, on the opportunity to meet Matthew.) 

The event was coming to an end and it was around 10pm (9pm UK-time )  when Suzi called me. ) It was noisy, so I 'lost' her few times, She told me she had had the opportunity to talk to Matthew. They've met before, Matthew knows about the site/forum and she had told him before  how crazy I am what a big fan I am, last November when he launched his book Patagonia: Crossing the Plain/Croesi'r Paith. Way back then she had tried to call me, so I could speak to Matthew, but my phone was broken. :( 

Anyway, Matthew was about to leave and, while still on the phone, Suzi went up to him and asked him if he could talk to me.... And he wanted to!!!! (That one still makes my stomach flutter!) . It wasn't like he HAD to. 

I tried to stay calm. Heck! I've been face-to-face with Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Darth Vader and some bad guy from Stargate (Well the actors in their suits/under the make-up anyway), so I've HAD to been in a weirder spot than this. :)

So, I asked him how the evening had been and he told me that it had been a great, something about great audience, I believe. He was very kind and polite and friendly (asked me why I wasn't there and told me that next time I should come along.) but I didn't dare to keep him on the phone too long and because I knew that he was about to leave, I did feel like I was intruding on some private space. So we said goodbye and he gave the phone back to Suzi...  and I think that was about the right time for me to pass out....  "With dignity"....  ;D

Afterwards, the first person I told about this was my daughter, who was still reading in her bed, though she SHOULD have been asleep by now, and  she had to laugh so hard over her mother acting so excitedly, but who cares? My husband was the second person to hear about it, but he's used to my 'moments of insanity' by now. :)


It's the morning after and I still feel completely in awe, grinning ear-to-ear, over this. I'm SO grateful to both Suzi, who asked Matthew to talk to me and to Matthew that he wanted to take the call. I keep saying this about him, but everytime I believe I can't like him more than I already do, he proves me wrong and it turns out I can. Matthew Rhys is just amazing, just my own unbiased opinion. . :) 

17th-Jun-2011 07:52 am (UTC)

I'm so happy for you!! So happy!!

17th-Jun-2011 09:06 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm still psyched! :)
17th-Jun-2011 10:56 am (UTC)
YAY so happy for you, that you could talk to him for just a bit. That was the sweetest. How exciting. If I had opportunity to talk to someone from my fandoms I would mutter a word or two.
17th-Jun-2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
Hee! I was afraid I wouldn't be able to say anything, but he has such nice, calming voice, it calmed me down. :)
17th-Jun-2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
Sounds lovely. Never mind Darth Vadar and Freddie Kruger, you got to talk to Kevin Walker, I mean Matthew Rhys.

I've done my review for the series finale, Walker Down The Aisle now.
20th-Jun-2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
I read your review.:) I agree with most of what you said. :)
17th-Jun-2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
lucky you! happy for you. I'm glad I met Van Hansis & Jake Silbermann, the guys that play Luke & Noah on ATWT. also pictured on my icon. Hopefully you will meet Matthew in person one day. HUGS
20th-Jun-2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Isn't it great when you can actually meet actors face to face? :) I know about Van & Jake, even followed their story-line for a while and read a lot of fanfic, but that was about the extend of my 'involvement'. :)
17th-Jun-2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Lucky girl! That's exciting :) I'm insanely jealous haha
20th-Jun-2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
I can understand the jealousy. I usually have that feeling too, when I read other people's mentions of meeting him. There is always this little feeling of "Why not ME?" :)
17th-Jun-2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
I love those little fangirly moments!
I can so relate to the feeling of missing out on something so close to your heart. When you want to be somewhere and for some reason, it doesn't happen. I have been in this situation. It's worse cause you're there nonetheless in heart and spirit, while physically being away (and for my part, in tears).

I can only imagine the surprise and excitement. Go Matthew, go Suzi, Go Sylviane!

I really hope you'll get to meet him on day. *fingers crossed*

Too bad, you didn't get to talk about Brothers & Sisters. :(
20th-Jun-2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
*** Too bad, you didn't get to talk about Brothers & Sisters. :( ***

Didn't even think about that. I was actually too surprised that I actually had him on the phone. I was expecting either Suzi's phone or mine to die on the 'moment suprème'... :D So, imagine my shock when that disaster didn't happen! :D
19th-Jun-2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! That is AWESOME! Congrats and am so very happy for you to get that chance! What a squeeeee fangirl moment!
20th-Jun-2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
I'm still squeeeeeeeeeing on occassion! :D
20th-Jun-2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Still wanna hit you with my pillow. :D
20th-Jun-2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Pillow-fight then! Matthew unpacked your present, I don't even know if he read the letters I gave to Suzi to give to him! So, I'm a bit jealous of you too! :)
20th-Jun-2011 10:05 pm (UTC)

And...*shy smile* yeah..the greatest gift of all is to see a person open your present you give to him/her...I totally understand that, and for that alone, I'm forever grateful for what Suzi has done for us, for me. I can see why he opened my present right there though, cuz (I wrote down the explanation in the letter to him as well), cuz frankly, fancy wrapping papers are gonna end up in the trash can at the end, so to be a bit creative, I just sent all the stuff in some re-usable materials (I've even got a cute little shopping bag...in color green, red and white...his country's flag color...LOL)...so all he needs to do is to open the big silver bag (which can be re-use as well) and he could just pull everything out and see what's in there!

And hon, I'm sure he must have already read your letter. He's such a kind soul, I believe he will read all the fans letter (esp. if it's given to him by Suzi, those are safe for sure! :D)! I remember reading somewhere about fans letters sent to B&S set to him, that they'd usually scan them first before giving them to him (or other cast members in that case) in order not to let some spam/hate letters to reach him/others to upset them. Suzi told me he opened my letter and saw the pics in there (the ones I told you about in another fic thread) but I was relieved to know he didn't read the letter on the spot. Hopefully, he remembered there's a letter and did read it.

Anyway...going to bed now!! Please pass me the pillow back so I have something to sleep on! :D
20th-Jun-2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
BTW, when you met Darth Vader, did you bring your light saber(s)? :P It sounds awesome!
20th-Jun-2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Nah, I was never much into Star Wars anyway.

It was a 1999 convention in Bristol and I went there to meet Richard Hatch (Apollo/Zarek from BSG1978/BSG2004), my then-favorite actor. (First time in my life!) But the man in the Darth Vader suit (David Prowse) was there as well. I personally found him a bit grumpy, but I didn't pay much attention to him, because I gave most of my attention to Richard, but also Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan in Blake's 7), amazing woman.

I've met several actors/actresses from the sci-fi/horror scene, as they often participate in conventions. but the one that I personally loved as one of the best was meeting Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger when they were promoting "Freddy vs Jason" not very far away from me.

I went there to meet Dirk Benedict (BSG's original Starbuck/Face from the A-team) but Robert Englund(/Ken Kirzinger) really stole my heart that day. :)

20th-Jun-2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
Wow..jeez..be careful!! There's Freddy!! :D
You must be the only person who's so happy to see *Freddy*! hehee... j/k. Wow that must be a very exciting day for you! I totally see it on your face! ;)

I remember you told me about meeting Dirk Benedict! Did your knees feel all whobbly when you arrived the convention that day? I love reading these convention reports and at least now I can watch them on youtube (I've been checking those about Merlin last year), and some Torchwood/Dr. Who some time ago. heh...David Tennant kissed John Barrowman in one of those events...and JB was so funny, cuz he feign fainting on the stage! LOL! Unless I find a way to move to Europe or the U.K., I don't think I'll have the chance to meet anyone of those I love, including Matthew. Why do I have to love someone so remotely far far away?
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