Liz Lee, the star of MTV’s hit show My Life as Liz, waves her geek flag proudly. She likes hanging out with stormtroopers, has lightsaber battles with her pals, reads comics, and constantly tweets about her love for Star Wars.
Liz came to Star Wars Celebration V for a quick trip to co-host the “Thirty Years Later: A Conversation with the Masters” panel with David Collins, go shopping for Star Wars toys and clothes, hang with fans and immerse herself in the Force in Florida.
StarWars.com chats with Liz about her favorite moments during Star Wars Celebration V.
What was it like co-hosting a panel for Star Wars Celebration?
It was a little nerve racking because I for some reason I’m better at speaking in front of a camera, than a live audience. But as soon as I got up on that stage, I realized that I was talking to an audience about Star Wars, who shared the same level of love for Star Wars that I did, and I was immediately comforted.
I had always dreamed of going to Star Wars Celebration, and now I got the opportunity to not only attend it, but be a part of it. It was a dream come true. Not to mention, The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite.
What was your favorite moment of the convention?
That’s a toughie because from the moment I walked into the convention center I was overwhelmed. The first thing I saw when I walked in, was Mara Jade handing out the roll call passes. That was when it hit me that I was at Celebration V and the wave of excitement that rushed over me was incredible.
There were so many cooler things I got to see, other than Mara Jade handing out roll call passes. I mean I was immersed in a see of Jedi, Sith, droids, bounty hunters and various alien races, but the moment when I realized that I was actually there was my favorite. Just like, the moment I left, was the worst.
What was your favorite costume that you saw at the convention?
What was the funniest thing you saw at the convention?
Bonnie Burton actually brought to my attention, the food court. It was just a bunch of epic Star Wars characters eating fast food. You could see a stormtrooper eating a hamburger and drinking a Gatorade, at a table with Ben Kenobi who’s drinking a can of Rockstar energy drink and eating chicken fingers.
Why do you think it’s awesome to have a convention just for Star Wars fans to bond with other fans and celebrate the films?
Because not a lot of people I’ve met in my lifetime have understood my love and obsession with Star Wars. In fact, some people have actually looked down on me for it or made fun of me because of it. Having dealt with that all my life, it was truly amazing to be around people who get it, who understand, and who respect and appreciate the love I have for that “galaxy far, far away.”
I felt like no matter who we are are what we were outside of that convention, didn’t matter because as soon as we walked into that convention center, we were all one in the same: we were Star Wars fans. And that’s all that mattered.
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