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I just remembered a few bits and pieces of the things Daniele told us on stage, and wrote them down before I forget them again. They are in no particular order.

Daniele was asked how much he actually has seen of "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood". He never has seen any of the Doctor but promised when he gets home he will start, and at least he recognized the TARDIS on my t-shirt when I walked over to him to get my photo shot. But he did watch the early Torchwood episodes because a friend had said that it was good. That was before he had gotten the role. But after he had the role, he stopped watching because he wanted Angelo to have this naive approach to Jack, he did not want to know too much about him, he wanted Jack to be mysterious to him. After the shooting had ended, he watched it all till "Children of Earth" and he liked this very much.

He also told us about the week when he got the role. Actually after he had done the first audition he was on vacation in San Francisco but his agent said he should come back to LA for the next audition and reluctantly he went. He got the role on Wednesday, on Thursday there was costume fitting (not much to do there as he only had boxer shorts in the bed scene ;) )and on Friday they already filmed. And when he woke up on Friday morning and was in the shower, he wiped away the fog on his mirror and went "I'm so fired" because that was when he detected the burst blood vessel in his eye. But to his surprise everyone on the set liked it and they even wrote it into to the script, that Jack recognizes the old Angelo by this. I always had wondered about this, and now I got the answer: Originally he should have recognized him from scars on his hand. It also was John Barrowman's idea to have it in the conversation in bed "what happened to your eye".

Which just reminds me that John talked at length about the shorts they wore in the bedroom scenes and how he used his experience to let them especially made, as the shorts they first should wear would have made their bums look like hanging down so he requested those fitting shorts so it wouldn't look completely weird. I did not understand all the technical details of what exactly was different, but I'm sure millions of women all over the world appreciate his efforts ;)
I must apologize, I told something wrong there with the boxer shorts. Someone explained it to me in German, I misunderstood some words. JB did indeed have something specially made, but it was for the front of the male anatomy, not for the backside! It is for scenes when they are naked, but regulations allow them not to be real naked and flesh touching, even if you don't see it on camera. So they have things (jockstraps) to hide their... things. But the thing they usually use has straps which you can see from behind, so John let them make something that can be attached with tape, so it would look as if he was really naked. Or something like that, someone whose first language is English surely could explain it better than me!

Daniele also spoke a lot about theatre, he loves the theatre and someone asked if he thinks that Shakespeare loses when being translated into Italian for example. He agreed and said that Shakespeare chose every word exactly so it would make an impression, for example "To be or not to be" which are a lot of hard letters, when you translate this into Italian, it sounds much softer and has not the same impact.

In the group panel everyone got asked for one tip for people who want to become actors and Daniele simply said: "Love it". Because if you love it then you will do everything to work as an actor, even do other jobs till you get the right chance. It's the same like John Barrowman says - "if you want to become famous, go to X-Factor. The stage is for people who really want to act. Sometimes fame comes with it, but it's not the point."

When they all were asked about the worst lie they ever told Daniele said that he once told his teacher he had run over his dog and killed it (just because he hadn't done his homework).

At the panel together with John Barrowman he got asked of course how it was to play THE scene with him in "Miracle Day". At first Daniele did not understand which scene was meant and John teased him: "The one where we were running down the street of course!" LOL
Daniele repeated what he had said the day before already - that John made him comfortable and so it all was very relaxed.

I think there was a bit of unfair snickering from people in the audience when he twice said "If you play with John..." because it was clear that it was meant in a different way and poor Daniele did not quite get why people were laughing, instead he was really passionate talking about working with John, and it was this passion that had blown me away in his role, when Angelo talked about how it was living in a small Italian village as a gay man.

His favourite Shakespeare play is "MacBeth", he once played in a modern Italian version where they all were naked because they were Maori. His next project will be a Western, and he also once played in a Rock band. I hope we will get Torchwood the musical one day ;)

Everyone also had to say his favourite James Bond villain and if I remember correctly Daniele's was Goldfinger. I admit I don't know many classic James Bond villains but Goldfinger of course because he was played by a German.

Date: 2011-12-02 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saavick.livejournal.com
Oh, cool! Thank you so much for this post, love it!
And, of course, your picture with him is so great and one can see that he was impressed to met with you, 'cos he wrote so much and so passionately

Date: 2011-12-02 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
He wrote so much for everyone! My friend also got a different Italian line so he did not write always the same.
The line for his table was long and not moving but I did not mind, as I could watch John write autographs and talk with fans at the next table. When he was finished, he came over to Daniele and they greated each other with a lot of hugs and kisses. We were close by and could watch it all, that was nice. I think they are good friends now.

Date: 2011-12-02 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saavick.livejournal.com
Oh, I'm so happy for you!
And for them too. It's so great to have such friend as John and Daniele deserve it.
I send you a letter, but may be on the wrong mailbox, sorry

Date: 2011-12-02 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Got the letter, don't worry! Just did not reply immediately.

Date: 2011-12-02 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evalentine99.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for sharing. I would loved to have gone but I live so far away.

Date: 2011-12-02 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
You're very welcome! I did meet a girl from Australia but yeah, that is quite a long travel.
If you like, I also wrote a bit more about John and how he told his story about the thief in the hotel, and there is a bit about Daniele as well here:

http://dieastra.livejournal.com/34927.html

Date: 2011-12-02 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hab318princess.livejournal.com
Thanks for sharing, I couldn't go so it's great to get some info

Date: 2011-12-02 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
You're welcome! If you like, I also wrote a bit about John Barrowman telling us the story with the thief in the hotel in his own words here, and there is a bit more about Daniele as well: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/34927.html

I hope Daniele will come back to many more cons, he definitely was the favourite of everyone!

Date: 2011-12-03 09:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fry-addict.livejournal.com
Aw, that picture... another wonderful shot. And autographed (with italian 'kisses', sweet *g*)
Love the q&a/panel stuff, sounds as if it was a lot of fun again. And finally we know about the red eye. Had been wondering about how that came about as well.
Is it bad of me to think that I *really* would love to see that version of MacBeth? ;)

Date: 2011-12-03 09:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
You understand Italian? So that's what it says? Thank you! He did write something different with each one, my friend got a different line, so not always the same. One time he also asked the guy next to him how to write "hangover" LOL Apparently he apologized for how he looked in the picture.

I still have no idea what exactly happened with the eye, maybe it was just that he was too much excited and the blood pressure went up or something?

There is a bit of MacBeth clip on youtube, have you seen it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKqziApFvRM

He sounds so different in Italian! I also watched an Italian interview with him. In English, while he is not exactly searching for words, but he speaks slowly, thoughtful, and I really like that. In Italian, he speaks like any else Italian, much faster ;)

Careful, John, I might develop a serious crash for some Italian guy over here ;)

Date: 2011-12-03 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fry-addict.livejournal.com
Actually my Italian is pretty much non-existant (can order food, count a bit, but pretty much nothing else *g*)

Might have been the excitement - who wouldn't be, landing a job on Torchwood.

Yikes, thanks for the MacBeth clip, will check that out later.

Date: 2011-12-05 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Well, the ordering food part is the most important one after all!
I never consciously did learn any Italian (and have never been on vacation there), but I am always surprised how many words you just know when hearing them - things like piccolo and bella and such. It is a beautiful language actually.

If you ever need help with some Russian, let me know ;)

So, did you watch the clip? Just checking ;)

Date: 2011-12-03 11:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halie889.livejournal.com
Awww. Daniele he is so cute.

Date: 2011-12-05 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
He is! John should be careful, the fans do have another darling now ;)

Date: 2011-12-03 12:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] codename-sherry.livejournal.com
aww~ he sounds like such a lovely guy. Thanks for the little review ♥

Date: 2011-12-04 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
He IS a lovely guy. Seriously, John should be careful, another favourite of the fans is raising ;)

Yesterday I watched the episode with Angelo again and did remember many more questions, so there soon might be another post.

Date: 2011-12-03 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] todd-loves-mc.livejournal.com
thanks for sharing. I couldnt recall alot of what he had to say, he really was such a lovely addition to this con and i hope he gets to come back again.

Date: 2011-12-05 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
You are welcome! I didn't take any notes, but now and then I remember some bit. Plus yesterday I watched the episode again and suddenly all the themes they talked about came back, so there might be another post soon! (if LJ cooperates)

Sorry, I didn't specifically look for you - which group were you in? I was D, the first Silver group. When standing in line for pictures and autographs I would always meet the same people but of course if you are in another group it is difficult.

Were you around when I showed my big picture which I made myself for John to sign it? I showed it to a few people. Need to photograph it and post it in here as well.

And I also need a "me and Daniele" icon I guess...

Date: 2011-12-08 03:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] ravenja1170.livejournal.com
na, da strahlt ihr beiden ja um die Wette! :)

Date: 2011-12-08 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Hach *schwärm*
Ich sage Dir, John muss sich warm anziehen, da ist einer, der könnte ihm in der Fanliebe den Rang ablaufen! Daniele war so enthusiastisch, hat auf den Parties getanzt und war auch sonst immer zugänglich und happy da zu sein... ich hoffe, von dem werden wir noch viel Großes hören, da er wirklich sehr sympathisch ist. Und er und John zusammen auf der Bühne war sowieso das Beste. Da haben sich zwei gefunden.

Wie fandest Du eigentlich Angelo? Ich weiß noch, als die ersten Fotos auftauchten, hab ich mich gewundert, was an ihm so Besonderes sein soll. Aber in der Folge selbst hat er mich umgehauen, vor allem in der Szene als er von dem italienischen Dorf erzählt.

Da fällt mir ein, ich muss den Eintrag noch korrigieren, John hat da nix über Boxershorts erzählt, sondern mehr über die Dinge vorneherum, die sie ja verstecken müssen. Scheint, ich hab da ein paar Wörter nicht ganz richtig verstanden.

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