Interviewing Zoie Palmer
Ever since someone said, “Can you believe they’re sending Dr. Hotpants to Fargo?” I wanted to meet Zoie Palmer. I know it’s dangerous meeting an actor from a beloved TV show – what if they turn out to be completely different from the character? Worse yet, what if they turn out to be like the character? (I’m not saying she offered to turn me Fae, but then I’m not saying she didn’t.)
In person Zoie is charming, gracious, and highly sarcastic. It’s a great combination and almost made me want to trade in my well-practiced blend of neurotic, awkward and incomprehensibly geeky.
We did the interview right after her Q & A session on the main stage, from which I was still laughing. Confronted with a very shy Dakotas & Minnesota audience, Zoie eased into the stunned silence with which they all regarded her by ducking into the Tardis on stage and then asking if she could do her whole session from in there. Somewhat later she asked if its real purpose was a make-out booth (see episode 5, season 6, of The Big Bang Theory for the answer).
She also did a few spins in the Captain’s chair and gave dating/sex advice to the audience at large. It was exceedingly well-received. I can’t quote all of it, but one key tip was, “Don’t annoy your naked dates.” This explains a lot about what I’ve been doing wrong, and I determined to take this advice to heart. (P.S. Zoie, if you ever need it, I have some video footage of you spinning around in the Captain’s chair and saying the Lost Girl version of “make it so.”)
Zoie also said that we’ll get to see more humor from Dr. Lauren in Season 4 of Lost Girl and I’m very much looking forward to it.