gbreviews.com attended Oded Fehr’s panel at the 2016 Phoenix Comicon:
Following Billie Piper’s panel at Phoenix Comicon 2016 on Saturday, June 4 was Oded Fehr, probably best known for his roles as Ardeth Bay in The Mummy movies and Carlos Olivera in the Resident Evil movies. His panel, scheduled for 1:30pm-2:30pm, also took place in West 301BCD, the same room as Billie Piper’s panel.
Eve Myles, who played Gwen Cooper in Torchwood, the Doctor Who spinoff series, had a panel in the smaller room next door that took place at the same time, so we had to make a choice between her panel and Oded Fehr’s panel. In the end, we decided to attend Oded Fehr’s panel since we had never seen him before, while we had seen Eve Myles on a couple of panels at Gallifrey One (the annual Doctor Who convention) last year. Plus, it was more convenient to stay in the same room, especially considering that Caity Lotz’s panel would be taking place in the same room after Oded Fehr’s panel, and we weren’t sure how full the room would get.
If you take a look at Oded Fehr’s IMDb page, you’ll see that he has been in a great number of movies and TV shows. Other than The Mummy and Resident Evil, he was asked the most about his role as Mossad agent Eyal Lavine on the TV series Covert Affairs. He commented that after appearing on Covert Affairs, he was all of a sudden playing Mossad characters everywhere. When asked if he was afraid of being typecast, Fehr said that it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, and that if he gets to play more characters like on Covert Affairs, “all the better.” Another audience member later asked if he thought Fehr’s character would have gotten together with Piper Perabo’s character. Fehr recalled commenting to Piper one time something along the lines of, “Thank God they never got together, then I’d be dead by now.” She wasn’t sure what he meant by that, so he explained to her that her that the love interest doesn’t last, and they’d have to kill him off somehow, to which she responded, “So I’m a Black Widow?” Fehr talked about his experience being a guest star on Covert Affairs, telling us that he was the first guest star coming in after the show got picked up, and celebrating with everyone about the show being picked up. He had to remind everyone that he was leaving in 8 days, and told them, “You are never going to have a better guest actor.” Later he got called back, and they all told him that he was right — he was the best guest star they’d ever had. However, that only lasted until Richard Coyle started working there. Later, after Coyle’s character was killed off, when bringing up the “best guest star” they tried to make him feel better by saying “Well, the other one’s dead.”
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Posted on: Jun 15, 2016 by Ariane with Comments Off on Phoenix Comicon 2016: Oded Fehr
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