Oh my God Ash I feel like a bad follower of you now because I didn't know you got to meet Danai!! I just read it in your latest ask... How could I miss this?? You've probably talked about this a lot but can you just tell me how it was to meet her?? Just... was she really cute and sweet, was she?? I've read like millions of people's experiences about that and ALL OF THEM were totally enthusiastic about Danai. I'm just so jealous but in a good way... I love her so much I want to cry!!
Aww, haha! Yeah, I’ve talked about it a couple of times, but no worries, I’m sure it was easy to miss with everything else going on around here. My meeting Danai was basically a collection of a few short exchanges, but they were lovely, and she was absolutely the cutest and sweetest and made me somehow love her more than I already did. 🤗
So at WSC last year, at her panel, I asked her whether she thinks Michonne has told Rick about Andre at this point. (She thought yes.) So after the panel, we went to go take pictures with her, and as soon as we walked into the little photo area, she’s like, “Hayyy gurl.” And as my friend was putting down her stuff, Danai and I spoke really briefly and I told her how much I loved her and she thanked me for my question about Andre, and joked that I tried to catch her off guard and that made me really happy, idk. So we took our picture and headed on out. I think it was probably all of a minute, because photo ops move really quickly.
So then we went to pick up our picture, and the staff noticed that my friend blinked, so they sent us back to the line to take another. Danai saw us approaching and was like, “You’re back! Okay!” She was just so cheerful and sunny and I never wanted to leave her. Thankfully, my friend’s eyes get really tiny when she smiles, so she looked like she was blinking in the second picture too, and we got to go back one more time. Everybody in the booth was like, “AGAIN?” Danai was like, “Okay, what is going on? Who keeps messing it up?” And I was very quick to point out my friend because I will not have my queen thinking I don’t know how to take a picture. So as we start to pose, she jokes, “Well all right, y’all should just hang out with me all day.” And I’m like, “Sis, yes. Please. PLEASE.” And we laughed about my friend’s awful picture-taking skills (she’s actually very good at taking pictures, so this was just fate intervening I’m pretty sure), and the photographer actually showed us the final photo on her camera to make sure everyone was good with it. And that was basically it.
Also, the next day, we had a picture with the cast, and I was so busy embarrassing myself with Andy, I didn’t really realize Danai was there until I was standing next to Norman. But she remembered us and said hi and asked if we were having fun and I thanked her for coming back (she wasn’t scheduled to be there, but came back for the cast picture). So nothing all that interesting, but she made my weekend and I totally see why everyone in the cast is in love with her. Because bitch, me too. 😩
I’m hoping she can come back this year so I can get her autograph and have an uninterrupted couple of minutes with her, but if that’s all I ever get, I’m totally okay with that. ☺