POP THE CORK
William deVry (Julian) and Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon) started fans’ day with a bit of bubbly
Before GHFCW’s official kickoff, William deVry (Julian) and Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon) welcomed early arrivers with a champagne cocktail hour. With deVry delayed by an audition, Watkins warmed up the room with a little Q&A — and since his contract hadn’t yet been dropped, Kiki and Dillon’s romance was the hot topic. Ironically, it was deVry who had to field questions about his status with the show — he was feeling positive about how negotiations were going and, as he’d hoped, he’s since signed back on with GH! Once the casting business was addressed, it was good times for everyone. After some more of the Q&A session, deVry and Watkins turned the mic on the familiar faces in the crowd — asking them questions and catching up. Then the guys made the rounds, toasting, dishing and snapping pictures at individual tables. If we’re being honest, there were a few efforts to get the hunks out of their shirts… but for better or worse, they decided to keep their perfect pecs covered.
“The fans come to this once a year
and meet up, so it’s kind of like hanging out with a bunch of old family friends,” marveled Watkins, posing here with his co-host. “They really do care about me — and
each other. It’s cool.”
Though deVry considered skipping the event due to his contract stalemate, he decided, “This is about the fans. If you take yourself out of it, it becomes a no-brainer.”