Danny Trejo called Robert Rodriguez, Zachary Levi urged fans to give artists a break and Holly Marie Combs and Charisma Carpenter let the audience know how little they are looking forward to the Charmed Reboot on day two at Wizard World Austin!
Zachary Levi walked into his panel by drinking an energy drink which allowed him to stand during the entire panel, enabling him to have a more direct conversation with fans as they asked their questions. Every question from the audience garnered a lengthy, thoughtful response from Levi and he made it through every single person who stood in line. One thing he focused on with multiple answers is forgiveness of yourself and others, especially artists who are trying to create films or any other medium who work hard to produce something and are sometimes ridiculed to the point of pure bullying. "You can not like a film, that's fine, but when people then go, 'oh, that guy... that guy! Take him to the guillotine! Then there's a problem," he said, reminding people that when a film is made, it takes a whole village of people to create, and no matter who is behind the camera or in front of it, their intention is always to make something good.
Levi also encouraged people to stop gauging happiness based on another person's social media account, claiming, "People are curating their life on Instagram... making themselves appear happy. Let me tell you right now, nobody's that happy. I'm not even that happy!"
During Danny Trejo's panel, the actor spoke about how he got into acting, gave advice about becoming an actor, drug an alcohol abuse and also called director Robert Rodriguez to have the audience shout out to him that they want to see Machete 3.
Charisma Carpenter and Holly Marie Combs had the audience rolling on the floor laughing during the majority of their panel, speaking about their lack of enthusiasm for the new Charmed reboot, Charisma's dating life and what it is like every time Holly sees herself on the shelf as an action figure. (She says that said action figure will end up under her son's pillow one of these days.)
Here are photos from day two:
You can view video from Danny Trejo's Q&A, including his call to Robert Rodriguez here.