Speaking of callings, the handsome (and wicked tall!), Rick Fox, accompanied Eliza to Austin donning a baseball cap, sweats and a red Montcler puffer vest. Eliza wore an adorable sweater and cunning heels, but her couture was overshadowed by her unreal beauty. She is perhaps one of THE MOST beautiful women I've ever met--inside and out.
Amidst answering the inevitable questions about Buffy and Eliza's other work with her favorite friend, Joss Whedon, she is taking classes to learn how to raise money, building funds to help the world with efforts like The Trauma Healing and Reflection Center in Gulu for wounded soldiers, including child-soldiers, in Uganda. Like me, Eliza is a vegetarian, now a vegan, because she doesn't want to sustain her life on the death of other creatures. But she's not just a compassionate, ethical eater--the talented brunette is also a business-phenom as CEO of her own production company, Boston Diva Productions. And that's not all.
The daughter of a Suffolk University Poli-Sci Professor and Dean, Eliza grew up "in the political know," which might explain her own passion for politics and global affairs, like her Ambassadorship for Albania's capitol, Tirana, where she is also an honorary citizen. Eliza even has a tattoo on the back of her neck representing the Albanian Eagle.
The audience absolutely LOVED Eliza, and I did, too. She was wonderful with all kinds of crazy questions from fans, gracious and kind, especially to a little girl named Faith, who asked Eliza how she could grow up to be just like her. Adorable!!! Even when asked about the upcoming election, Dushku didn't take advantage but instead recommended people follow her on Twitter. Of course, once again, she and I are on the same page in that regard as well.
I found Eliza to be completely and utterly charming; she was amazingly generous with her fans and gave terrific answers to every question--even keeping her cool when an audience member called out something on the rather rude-side. Bostonians don't back down; we're straightforward people. And I'm happy (and PROUD!) to say Eliza's no exception.
At the end of the session, Eliza and I had a chance to chat a bit; she gave me a hug and kiss before departing to meet more fans. We'll be in New Orleans together for the next Wizard World Comic Con Friday, November 30th to Sunday, December 2nd. In the meantime, TRU fans should check out my Boston home-girl in Torchwood: Miracle Day and in summer 2013, Eliza has lent her unique voice to the character, Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk in the animated series, HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H., as well as the thriller, now in post-production, THE SCRIBBLER, based on the graphic novel.
Keep up the GREAT work, Eliza! See you in about a month!!!
And we'll both see YOU there...laissez les bons temps rouler!