And now, onto the talk, everything listed was said by Gareth. Anything in “speech quotes” are direct quotes from the man himself!
What was it like kissing John Barrowman?
+ desertrose9 started us off by asking about his snogging of John Barrowman. Gareth made a quip about never being asked that before telling us (with this cute little smile on his face) that it was “fine” and that John was “very professional” about it which made it that much easier for him as a straight guy to do. Bless him!
Will we be seeing more Jack/Ianto next series?
+ Gareth assured us that the Jack/Ianto relationship would be developed. And that us fangirls wouldn’t be disappointed. (He’d told the ‘Coffee Club’ this yesterday, so it was good to hear it being told to a wider audience today!)
Is it true Ianto is getting a boyfriend next series?
+ I got Julie to ask him if it was true Ianto was getting a boyfriend this series (we’d heard mention it was either a boy or a girlfriend). Gareth hesitated upon answering, smiled and had to think of how to form his words. When he did answer he said that Ianto will develop a relationship with a “person”, which was nice and ambiguous, lol.
Will Ianto get more screen time?
+ Yes! Ianto gets more lines, more action and more screen time- whoot! Gareth told us that the writers have really developed his character this series, and taken him to a place he (Gareth) is comfortable with to play, and that there will be more back story revealed.
When is Ianto’s birthday?
+ I asked Gareth when Ianto’s birthday was. He gave this adorably thoughtful look before admitting that he didn’t actually know. He did say that he’d guess Ianto was a Leo, because as an Ares man himself he’s nowhere near as in control as Ianto is. He also gave us an estimate of Ianto’s age saying he was around 23/24 years old.
How does everyone get on with Martha?
+ He was asked about Martha joining the team and Gareth admitted that the girls were a bit wary/jealous of her, that the boys were a bit attracted to her, that nobody really trusts her, but by the time she’s due to leave they’ve all grown to like her.
Where does Ianto live?
+ Between us we vaguely remembered someone wanting to know the answer to this. Unfortunately Gareth couldn’t answer as he said he didn’t know. Sorry!
Will the Risen Mitten be making a reappearance?
+ I told Gareth that I’d been in Cardiff the previous weekend and that we’d noticed the Risen Mitten was missing from its display case. I asked him whether we would be seeing its reappearance next series and he said it was very likely to make a reappearance but that he couldn’t confirm it for the next series. So who knows ;)
Will you rap the Coffee Song for us?
+ Gareth gave us this wide-eyed look when asked this. He’d been talking about it, saying the video of it had somehow ended up on the internet. We took great pleasure in informing him that it was also at the end of the DVDs now- to which he admitted he’d no idea about! He then (after much fangirl persuasion) caved in and RAPPED FOR US!
“I want a cup of coffee in a proper coffee cup, If I can’t get a cup of coffee in a proper coffee cup, Then I’ll have a cup of tea.” That’s all I can remember from it, but the squee when he was done was pretty deafening XD Gareth you own us all!
"All I want is a proper cup of coffee, made in a proper copper coffee pot,
I may be off my dot, but I want a proper coffee in a proper copper pot.
Iron coffee pots and tin coffee pots, they are no use to me!
If I can't have a proper cup of coffee in a proper copper coffee pot, I'll have a cup of tea!?" (See EDT2)
EDT: Link to the rap found on the Torchwood DVDs can be found [ here ] thanks to galaxy_songfor that! Upon watching it however, we've noticed that it is not the same coffee song! Think that means there will be another one to look out for in the boxset??
EDT 2: gritsinmiseryhas found the correct lyrics to Gareth's rap [ here ] and a fanvid where you can hear the song in all its glory [ here ] (not by Gareth I hasten to add!). Have I mentioned how impressed I am that he didn't get tongue-tied!?
EDT 3: nuptsehas the lyrics to the coffee song Gareth raps on the Torchwood DVDs [ here ].
Was anyone, aside from John likely to show their arse on the show/Dr Who?
+ He laughed and said not that he knew of. He said he’d certainly not been asked but confessed that he was “gagging” to show his on screen. He failed to heed our cries for him to do that then and there however XD
Can you speak Welsh for us?
+ Gareth admitted that he didn’t actually speak too much Welsh and that he only knew a few phrases. “Are you ready”, “Shower”, and “Shut up”, which he deemed as being the essentials. We deemed them as being worthy of fanfic. How much more Welsh do you really need to know? ;)
If you could play any character in anything, which would you play?
+ Macbeth! He answered. There were a few superstitious kinds saying he shouldn’t say the name whilst on stage, so he did this cute little twirl to counter any bad luck, haha. But yes, he said he’d love to play Macbeth- “that Scottish guy”.
Where does Ianto get his suits?
+ He named this upper class place Ianto’s suits would be coming from this second series, claiming Ianto was going a bit more “up market” and stuff, but told us that last series many of his suits came from places like Zara and River Island. Gareth told us that he paid a percentage of the cost for the suits and that allowed him to take them home. When asked why he didn’t wear them, he said that he isn’t recognised out on the street when he isn’t in suits and he kind of likes it that way! But that he does where them on occasion. Sweet!
Did you enjoy punching John Barrowman?
+ Yes! And when asked why when he hits John he leaves a bigger bruise than anyone else in team who also hit him, Gareth replied with “because I’m harder”. Take from that what you will!
How is James Marsters (as a character)?
+ Gareth mentioned that James was a great actor and that they’d become rather close. He talked about being at one of James’ gigs and getting on stage to sing. We told him we’d heard (as there are videos online). He’s very pretty when he blushes. XD
Who is your inspiration as an actor?
+ Gareth mentioned three people here, but the only one I can recall is the one he named as his number one inspiration- Gary Oldman. To which much squee was had by us GO fangirls in the audience.
Does Gwen improve as a character?
+ Okay, so he was really asked if she was going to stop being such a
bitch jerk this series. Gareth said he wouldn’t be repeating that to Eve when he got back but did say she becomes like a second in command and that she loses the wide-eyed outlook she has about aliens/etc. He failed to mention whether or not she’ll redeem herself next series however.
Will you make me a cup of coffee?
+ Someone asked him if he’d make a cup of coffee for them, to which he replied (in his Ianto voice I might add) “Coming right up, sir!” We squeed hard.
What's the best gift you've recieved from a fan? (thanks for the reminder galaxy_song!)
+ Gareth said it had to be the alarm clock he'd recieved the day before by some people who went to the Bad Wolf Comm he'd missed. On the clock was written something along the lines of "Conventions = £££ = booze". He promised he'd be using it. XD
Um, that’s all I can remember from the talk, guys! But there are lots of squee worthy things of note that I hope will help keep us fangirls going till the series starts again!
If there is anything anyone who attended remembers, please let me know so that I can add it up! Thanks.