Disclaimer: I tried to write questions and answers as fast
as I could but of course I’m only a human. Everything I wrote
is not verbatim but the way I remembered it. I had to write so fast
that sometimes I couldn’t even understand my own handwriting
so I’m trying to do as best as I can here.
After Leisha, we had another 30 minutes with Kate Moennig.
Kate was really great. She came out with her Starbucks coffee cup
and while everybody was taking pictures, she was just sitting there,
drinking coffee and smiling. Finally, the photos were done and the
Your brother on the show, Shay, was really cute. How was
it working with him?
It was really easy…when you work with a child actor, they
only required to work about 8 hours a day so my days were very short.
He did a really good job and it was a very good casting.
In the last 4 seasons what would you change about your
character? If you can change one thing, what would it be?
In terms of character or storyline? Hmm…there’s not
much I would change. I definitely would change her profession, I
hate Wax. I hated it from day one. But in season 5 something will
happen to Wax. In regards to storylines, I would extend a relationship
with Carmen a little bit longer (applause from the audience, and
someone yelled that Carmen was hot, and Kate replied, “Yes,
she’s cute”). I would just make it more realistic, not
make it rush through the season. And if I could I would change the
storyline with Paige last season because it was boring. It wasn’t
my favorite. I liked the idea on paper, it was a good idea but sometimes
things don’t work.
Do you like reality TV shows and would you be on one?
I don’t watch anything like Survivor, really. I like the mocumentary
actually, don’t ask me why, I just like it, I find it entertaining.
And I’ll never, never be on a reality show, I’m too
Do you give the writers feedback to change anything in
Yes, because the writers and producers, like Ilene, do hear what
we have to say and they are very open. If you don’t love the
idea completely, it’s a different story, but if you just want
to prove the point why this scene doesn’t work then for the
most part they listen and it never happens in television, never.
Do you have some crazy fan stories when someone tried to
get your attention?
Sometimes, I get grabbed a lot. I get a little manhandled. It happened
once or twice. Last year in London we got presents from fans and
we were in the room, going through the gifts and some woman in her
bag left a dirty pair of underwear. I just threw it across the room,
the bag was flying…I don’t know what kind of attention
she wanted from that. But person to person, nothing really happened.
Anyone gave you their room keys?
Room keys? Not yet (laughing)
Your hair is short…would you like to have it longer
or keep it short?
I’d like it a little bit longer but my hair grows really slow,
so it takes awhile.
How much are you like your character?
I think we’re pretty opposite, though I’m also attached
and loyal to my friends. Actually, you know, my character and I
sort of blended together, and we kind of became one. Her and I actually
have similar walls around. I don’t know if it’s a trust
thing or what but yeah, we are similar in some ways but my morals
What do you want for your birthday?
Well, it’s a pretty big birthday, I’m turning 30. I
want Rolex, are you buying?
I read that you like horoscopes…
Yes, I’m really into astrology. I don’t know what is
it about, it’s a sick obsession, it fascinates me. I’m
a Capricorn (then she asked fan what was her sign and planet or
something, but the fan didn’t know).
Some people have an idea, not me but others, but do you
think that Shane has a crush on Tina?
Say what? Where did you get this idea? No, no. I love Laurel and
I love Tina but no. I think that Shane is looking at Bette and Tina
as the big sisters of the group…everyone was looking up to
them, you know, Bette and Tina.
Do you want them back together?
Sure (with an exaggerated sigh that made everyone laugh). Yeah,
but I began to like Jodi. Maybe it’s because I love Marlee
so much but I think Jodi is really interesting character, so Shane
is torn right now.
Everyone began yelling that there’s no chemistry between
Bette and Jodi and Kate said, “Okay, I hope Bette and Tina
get back together.”
A fan began telling a little story about some haunted house
in Philadelphia because it was almost Halloween…
We filmed this year in this shut down old mental asylum in Vancouver.
It’s apparently wickedly haunted and they gave us lots of
rules to follow, especially not to wander around. Leisha and I were
so excited so we brought the camera and went around, taking pictures
and after we checked them, and we were seeing a lot of orbs.
What is your favorite scene with Carmen?
I liked the whole triangle storyline. I thought it was interesting,
especially because the friendship between Shane and Jenny was becoming
apparent. And I liked to fight, I liked fighting with her.
What about quinceanera?
It wasn’t fun, the dress was itchy. And it was also pouring
rain outside and I was freezing, because it was May, and May in
Vancouver is still kind of chilly and it was a birthday cake dress
and so I was freezing the whole day. I liked the scenes where we
That was another one that wasn’t fun to film…it’s
all over you and it tastes horrible and then you stink, but I liked
Have you thought about putting on another puppet show?
We have hours of puppet show outtakes and a lot of it was just us
laughing. It was so funny. This little project was 3 days of fun.
We were planning to do it this year too but we worked so much, so
were too busy and Erin was gone.
Ilene said that Shane’s storyline is the best this
season, do you agree with that? Is Shane back to her old ways or
there’s a little more character development?
I actually had the best time doing it this year. Shane is back to
her old days 100%, oh yeah. I never know what to say and what not
to say before season airs so I won’t say anything. But she
definitely has a storyline behind it and I had a lot of fun this
season, so I agree with Ilene. I personally think it’s a lot
better than last season, especially for my character. I really believe
that this is the best season, a lot of party scenes, a lot of group
scenes, a lot more lighthearted.
Did you have a lot of heat over your commentary on season
2 DVD and that’s why there aren’t any in the latest
(laughing) What do you think? Yes…we had a lot of fun and
we just found out that Dana was going to be killed off. We had a
lot of resentment, anger, confusion. I don’t know where it
came from. I feel bad that we went as far as we did but it’s
over, what you gonna do?
We enjoyed it, we did.
I’m glad. So they don’t have any good features on DVD?
(Everyone yelled that extras sucked) I can’t believe it and
every year we’re always saying, “Why there’re
no good extras?” and everyone agrees, even Ilene agrees but
it’s not up to anyone on the show. People at the network,
DVD department, make those decisions. I know Showtime is in charge
of the DVD’s extras and I know they suck and every year we
asked for it.
How was it to film the pool scene with Cherie Jaffe?
(laughed) Physically, it was really cold, we were filming at 2 am
and the water was really warm but the air was really cold and, I’m
not sure if I should say it or not, but Rosanna and I got a little
drunk to keep warm. Rosanna was a little more tipsy than I so part
of the scene I had to hold her up so she wouldn’t fall backwards.
But when you do the sex scene, part of you blocks it out, you just
go for it. But you know there’s camera and you might feel
self-conscious but you shut down for a moment and we were a little
What’s your favorite drink of choice?
I like beer and my favorite is ‘Pacifico’. You know
it? I don’t really drink hard liquor but I like vodka. And
I think this is it for me...
Kate’s exit was met with a lot of applause and cheering
and she left the stage, only to come back again with Leisha and
Erin. So, finally we had all three ladies appeared together for
the first time in the TLW Convention history. Stay tuned for the
last Q&A session of the Saturday.