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Interview With Elisabeth Filarski
We will buy her shoes. Oh, yes,
we will buy her shoes.
We understood seeing Gene Simmons.
He's long been a comics fan, and a comics character. Elijah Wood? Well,
he's Frodo, so he has some connection. But Elisabeth Filarski? It just
didn't make sense that she would be at a comics convention. But thanks
to the good people at Upper Deck, a collectible card publisher, America's most beloved
outback cutie did indeed appear in San Diego. Upper Deck asked her to
show up and sign her rare card from the Survivor Collectible Card Game.
We asked her to please smile at us. And yes, she is exactly as cute
and nice in person as she appears on TV. Dammit.
Derek McCaw: What did you do to prepare for this convention appearance?
Is this your first one?
Elisabeth Filarski: This is my first one. It's pretty awesome.
DM: Did you feel ready for this?
EF: Yeah. Well, I'm never ready for the masses. It's just kind of unreal to
me. But I figure that it will be a good time. The kids make it so much
fun, too. It's fun to see a lot of the games. I got to play some of
the Survivor game here too, myself. Oh, yeah.
DM: So you've actually used the product that you're endorsing. Excellent.
So you're enjoying the fandom that you're seeing all around you?
EF: Yeah. It's fun. I mean, I’m very fortunate right now, so I couldn’t
be in a better place, to be honest. I'm having a really good time.
DM: Are you still going to design shoes, or are you going full-time celebrity?
EF: I'd like to be designing shoes either this year or next year. I have actually
been working on my own design line for the past, probably, six years.
Planners, shoes, and bags. Eventually it will be out there. People might
hate it, but it's going to be out there.
DM: Since we're at the Comic-Con, I have to ask, since Rudy got an action
figure of himself...
EF: (laughs) I know!
DM: Do you want to see one of yourself?
EF: I think that would be pretty fun to have an action figure. If she was
tough. And of course if she had a good wardrobe change of headwear.
DM: So more of a fashion doll is what you want.
EF: Yeah. Fashion, action, there could be a merge there. Don't you think?
DM: Yes. Have you eaten rice since you returned from Australia?
EF: Not a grain.
DM: What rumor would you like to see started about yourself?
EF: Rumor? I don't think I'd like that. But if I could have a good one, I
guess that I already had a hot smashing fashion line out and people
are just buying it like hotcakes. Better buy some more now! That would
be a good rumor. No, I really wouldn't want any rumors.
DM: Are you going to try to break into film?
EF: I don't really have any definite plans to break into film. It was never
a goal of mine. I'm pretty open-minded. I'm just kind of take things
as they come. And right now, there aren't any directors knocking at
my door, so I'm perfectly fine doing what I'm doing.