I’d like to thank the Emerald City Comicon for making all of these celebrity meetings possible, especially Alan Tudyk, most well know for his role as Wash in the TV series Firefly and film Serenity. Alan Tudyk is an amazing actor, and I don’t want to bore you with his entire filmography, so I’ll just name a couple of his roles that made him so memorable to me. The first of Alan Tudyk’s roles that really stood out for me was in the film 28 Days where he played a flamboyantly gay German recovering drug addict, and he was hilarious. Most recently he did the voice of the villain in Wreck It Ralph, King Candy, and he’s performed plenty of stand out roles in between.
Alan Tudyk’s characters are all so very different and unique. He’s played a German, Englishman, pirate, and a hillbilly. He’s performed in settings such as the old west, the future, and the old west future. He’s also established himself as a film actor, stage actor, and voice actor. I also have to give him credit for having one of the best facial expressions of any celebrity to receive a cupcake. Don’t get me wrong, I love the big smiles and the pretending to eat the cupcake (or not pretending in the case of Pen Ward), but Alan Tudyk seemed to have a different facial expression for everyone he got photos with in the photo booth.
This is a White Chocolate Strawberry cupcake with chocolate decor. I also want to add that drawing dinosaurs out of chocolate is freaking hard. The chocolate decor is only 2 inches wide, and the Stegosaurus has a lot of plates on his back, and don’t get me started on the Tyrannosaurus Rex hands. Why are they so small? I know I probably could have chosen something less complicated, but the dinosaur scene from Firefly is just so very wonderful, and Alan Tudyk has explained many times in interviews that the dinosaur monologue was the scene that got him the famous role of Wash in the show.
I consider Alan Tudyk a character actor, but I mean it with the utmost respect. This guy can play a good guy or a bad guy, rich or poor, historical or modern. He’s incredibly talented and a very hard worker. He’s also wonderful to his fans. My personal experience was when he signed my King Candy action figure, and he did the voice for me. I also got the chance to see him do a Q&A at the Cinerama before a showing of Serenity as part of the ECCC film series, and he was very sweet to all the fans who asked questions, especially the kids. A friend of mine went to his panel at ECCC and told me at the very end he reenacted the dinosaur scene from Firefly in the voice of King Candy with dinosaurs provided by a young fan who requested the memorable event. Alan Tudyk has helped several youth oriented charity groups raise money, and I believe he cares a great deal about making the future brighter, especially since so many of his characters are comedic.
It’s going to be really hard to top this year’s round of Celebrities with Cupcakes, so I’m not even going to try. It was an honor to meet all the guests at the Emerald City Comicon, and I look forward to next year and the adventures it will bring. Giving celebrities cupcakes is incredibly nerve-racking for me, and so far everyone has been very kind. Alan Tudyk may be the last person I visited, but he was one of my favorites, and I was showered with relief once I delivered my last cupcake. Thank you again to everyone who made the 2014 Emerald City Comicon so wonderful.