So here’s the thing, a few weeks ago USA Network contacted me out of the blue and said hey, would you like to come down to Miami for a little Junket for Burn Notice. I was like hells yeah – even though I had no idea what Burn Notice was. But I’m always up for a free trip. Then after a few round of emails, I asked are they paying for it. Nope, had to pay for it out of my own pocket. But I was still going to go. After boning up a bit on the show (as much as I could – considering all the power outages in the last two weeks), I got even more excited. The show is just a really cool, fun riff on the “spy” genre. We had such a good time during the day and I got so much material that we’re launching a Burn Notice page later this week. And it’s been ages since there was a show set in Miami (that I watched.) So during the press day, we interviewed 10 different people and it was in the air. Jeffrey’s presence was felt throughout the day, he is the star of the show and everything is on his shoulders. The cast and crew spoke glowingly of him and when you meet him in person you can understand why. He’s drool worthy, funny, charming, and amazingly down to earth. Oh yeah, he even has a great dog.
Jeffrey Donovan: Alright, all of you should not be drinking any soda. No soda. No soda.
Panel: [laughs] Uh oh!
JD: How’s it going? Have you had a good day today, so far? You got to interview everybody exciting so far…
Panel: We’ve been waiting for you!
JD: It’s all downhill from me. All downhill.
Panel: Sharon Gless talked you up a lot.
JD: Oh, my mama. My mama. [laughter] Isn’t she amazing?
Panel: She said nothing but lovely things about you.
JD: She’s been like a mother to me down here. She is so great. Her and her husband, Barney – you know famous producer – they’re just so great. I wish they were my parents.
Panel: She seemed like she’s pretty much adopted you.
JD: Yeah, she has, she has. I’m filing papers next week.
Panel: Everyone said you don’t sweat, what’s the secret to that?
JD: [laughs] Who’s everyone?