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He still cannot believe he is changing lives of making lives happier (as mine), but he is doing it. And his humility is one of the reasons he is so important to us.
Two more pictures of Misha Collins and John Barrowman!
And I nearly forgot John Barrowmans reaction to the encounter with Misha :)
(Source: , via jackhawksmoor)
"[Castiel’s] wary of Benny from the get-go and I think that he then is possibly a bit jealous too of the sort of friendship or camaraderie that happens between Dean and Benny, I think. You know, Cas doesn’t have a lot of other friends in Purgatory."
IGN: Obviously, Castiel has evolved and gone through his different iterations. But is it nice for you — without overdoing it at this point – to touch upon those times where he says those things that remind you that he wasn’t one of us for a long time and he doesn’t know all our ways?
Collins: Yeah. I don’t think that’s going to go away. I haven’t seen that many scripts [for Season 8], so I can’t speak to how exactly he’s going to be over the course of the season, but I think sometimes those things get played up a little too much for a little bit too much comic relief. Sometimes I’d read those and think, “Ah, how can I make this seem real? It’s kind of going for a joke.” But I think that a small peppering of that is good. Too much for comic relief is sort of like, “All right, I get it.” But that’s part of him, you know? He’s not a part of this world. But you never know what happens in this show. Castiel could be just sort of fat, sitting in front of the TV at the end of this season. I don’t know.
Highlights are mine. This is just my personal beef on how Cas was treated as comic relief so often. Which in turn affects how fandom sees him, and portrays him in their itsy bitsy cutesy fanon version where Cas is sometimes (maybe too often) seen as this cute little lost incompetent fool on earth who needs constant supervision by either Dean or Sam.
I’m sure it always a little nerve-racking when things change behind the scenes, but is it also exciting for you having Jeremy return to the series as showrunner, and seeing what he’s going to bring to the table?
Misha Collins: Yeah, it’s funny for a character like mine. The show cannot go on without Sam and Dean, but we have seen that the show had started without me and can go on without me. So, yes, whenever there’s a changing of the guard, I have been nervous, not always without cause. But if funny because every time I think I know what’s going to happen in the show, something different happens. I thought at the end of last season, “Hey, thank God they left me in Purgatory with Dean. I’m definitely going to be significant next season.” Then there was a little back and forth where it wasn’t really clear whether I was going to come back at all — and the way in which I do come back is not at all what I expected. I’ll be back much more significantly this season than last.
"I don’t have any illusions of us single handedly solving any social problems or anything, but I would like to be a part of a movement or a generation of people who are a little more proactive about stuff…A lot of times people throw up their hands and say ‘Eh, I’m completely ineffective,’ and they just do nothing, and I would like people for not to be like that."
Misha’s reaction to the moderator telling the audience to put their cameras away.
So, I’m curious. What happened after?
Misha on Supernatural’s writing.
because this amuses me.
I think he’s trying to explain the “hot mess” that was S6…
Doesn’t it just make you so hopeful for season 8 though? Given that he was happy with the direction of it? I mean, it really sounds like Misha knows what’s what. He puts almost as much thought into as we do.
(let’s be real: he’s probably also talking about s7)
And yeah, likely not his best move being so blunt about his feelings towards the (imo declining) quality of writing (bet the producers were tickled to hear him say this) — but it’s a little… comforting? reassuring? validating? to know that even those involved with the show don’t quite understand what’s going on either.
That’s pretty much how I feel about it. It’s great to know we’re not the only ones disappointed and slightly bewildered by what the SPN-authors have been coming up with lately. I’m also glad that my favourite character on the show is played by someone who obviously puts a lot of thought into said character’s motives and background. Fans are often accused of over-analyzing things and maybe read stuff into the show that was never meant to be there. However, if you get an actor saying he feels that there’s too little thought put into individual characterization by the writing team, you know there must be something off.
And you know that it’s not only Misha when you remember what Jensen once said, about getting no real lines but stuff like “say something Dean would say”. This CLEARLY shows there are writers on the team who are not in the least interested in the characters. I doubt this concerns Edlund and Carver, but Bob Singer is almost certainly an issue. Misha mentioned him specifically when he was talking about how he once tried to discuss his character and Singer told him “You’re not going to be one of those actors, are you?”. There’s also a quote by Edlund (which I can’t find at the moment) where he was talking about a special kind of macho atmosphere on set which he had to adjust to first because he’s not normally that sort of guy.
I wonder why Misha’s being so blunt about it now that he’s back on the show. I think it’s either because he doesn’t know what’s happening to Cas and hence is slightly pissed they still don’t want him to add to the character, OR because he feels safe now. From what we’ve seen at SDCC, it was pretty obvious that Carver and Edlund are more or less providing the ideas and the plotline. There was no tribute to Sera Gamble, and no one wished her well or mentioned how much they were missing her. I have no idea how Sera was treated on set, and whether or not Misha was giving her a hard time (I guess he can be a pretty dominant guy, which is ok, but not everyone finds it easy to deal with that). In any case, I sometimes get the feeling that at some point in season 7, it was either Misha or Sera, and the whole conflict ended in Misha’s favor. Edlund’s panel was a lot about Misha and Castiel, so this really sounds like they increased the influence of people who actually appreciate the character and actor.
However, while I assume this is great for the Castiel-loving part of the fandom, I’m not sure how others will react. We’re already getting a lot of hate, and I expect the same will happen to Misha, especially when the wrong people get hold of these interviews and start taking them apart. So while I agree with everything Misha said, I think he shouldn’t have said it for the sake of peace and diplomacy.
I know where he’s coming from, though. He hasn’t been treated well for most of season 6 and 7, both as a character and presumably also as an actor, so I guess at some point, he just felt he couldn’t hold it all in anymore. He’s only human, after all.
To be honest, I think Misha said all these things to echo the usually mocked and unheard voices of Castiel fans. You can’t deny that Cas fans have received the brunt of so much shit in this fandom, and we’ve been called by a lot of names, “not a real fan” being the lightest and shallow insult.
So to have Misha himself say the things we’ve all said in the past in an interview from the biggest and most important
geek convention, gives all of us a sense of validity. He heard us. He knew. It feels like reassurance that he’s on our side.
“Where would you like to see Castiel towards the end of the season?” (x)
I’m happy Misha and I always seem to be on the same page when it comes to Cas. I wish he had any influence on what happens to his character. It would be amazing.
On whether or not Dean and Castiel’s relationship can be repaired [x]