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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite: Fantasy Comic-Con auction, Firefly audition and more

Wednesday 13 June 2012, by Webmaster

If you like Jewel Staite as Kaylee from Firefly and Serenity and Dr. Jennifer Keller from Stargate: Atlantis, you’ll love the REAL Jewel Staite! That’s why we’re so pleased she’s agreed to join us regularly here at Blastr to answer your questions and share whatever happens to be on her mind.

Yep, they’re still asking me to do this. How are you, Internets? Miss me?

I’ve been up in Toronto, the land of ice wine-making, hipster-glasses wearing, "centre of the world"-gloating gorgeous people I’ve come to know and love, and I’m having just about the best time.

We’re smack-dab in the middle of shooting season two of The LA Complex, so I’m in full-on "Raquel" mode, strutting around in more circulation-defying dresses, mocktail in hand, giving everyone the gears and spiralling ever-further into a deliciously deep hole, all for the sake of your viewing entertainment. I’m having the time of my life.

For those of you living under a rock, you can catch up on all six episodes of the first season on Hulu before season two starts airing July 17th. Fair warning: this show gets under your skin like an addictive, dirty, shameful, Iwantitneedithavetohaveit itch. Crack out at your own risk. I hope you love it as much as we love doing it, because as we all know, nothing beats getting paid to do what you love. And boy do I love what I do. Almost as much as I love Channing Tatum.

Since it’s been awhile, I figured you might have some especially creative questions to ask me on the old Twitter, and I sure wasn’t wrong. I’m gonna go ahead and skip the age-old "When’s Nathan going to have you on Castle?" because I figure at this point I’ll just wait for the remake. Called Ricki Castle, starring Jewel Staite. Nathan may or may not be asked to guest star. It’s all depending on Jason Bateman’s availability.

On to your questions: If you opened an all-you-can-eat buffet, what would you serve there?

Sliders. The only thing better than a cheeseburger, in my mind, is when they’re mini. Because you can justify having more than one. And trust me, I can take down a lot of sliders. Also, this slider buffet would be accompanied by copious amounts of prosecco poured by white shirt/black suspender-wearing young Italian gentlemen. I don’t care if it doesn’t make sense. It’s my damn buffet. When you get a liver transplant, will you auction the old one off at the next Comic Con?

Absolutely. As long as it was packaged in a Tiffany blue box and was auctioned off for more money than Chris Judge’s. I promise you, my old one would still work better than his. Do you prefer innuendo drenched in sarcasm or loaded with pretentious expectation?

What? Sorry, I’m still thinking about the Italian gentlemen. I’m gonna go with pretentious sarcasm on this one I think. Aw hell, any innuendo is good innuendo. Would "Raquel" audition for the part of "Kaylee" in Firefly? Would she take it if she was offered it?

Raquel would audition for just about anything at this point, but she wouldn’t book the part in a million years. "Kaylee" was all heart, and Raquel has a rather massive ugly hole in hers. But she’d campaign like the devil for it anyway. Seriously, I’m pretty sure Raquel would eat a kitten for an Oscar. What’s one thing you want all your fans to know?

That I’m bloody-well grateful for every last one of you. Thank you for sticking with me. That’s all you really need to know, and I’m going to keep reminding you of it all the time. I’m extremely appreciative. Also, I’m a 39 1/2 in Jimmy Choo shoes.

Until we meet again, I’ll just be over here watching the Magic Mike trailer.