Video:Misha Collins Interview - Supernatural and Lootwith Rebecca Murray
Misha Collins joined the cast of 'Supernatural' this year playing an angel who pulls Dean Winchester (played by Jensen Ackles) out of hell. But it was his work as an associate producer on 'Loot' that brought him to Film Independent's Spirit Awards.See Transcript
Transcript:Misha Collins Interview - Supernatural and LootRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards.
Misha Collins – 'Castiel' in Supernatural and Associate Producer of LootWe are huge Supernatural fans. Where have you been the last few episodes?
Misha Collins: "I've been at home in Los Angeles for a couple of episodes. They gave me a break because I started to get tired, but I'm back on now. I'm going actually back up to Vancouver on Monday to shoot the last three episodes of the season."
Have you gotten the final script yet?
Misha Collins: "No, but I've gotten a synopsis of the final script so unless they've changed it and decided to kill everyone off, it's going to be pretty cool. I don't know if I'm at liberty to say much more than that, but…"
Oh come on – nobody is going to hear it. Just say it. Tell me the whole script.
Misha Collins: "All right. No, I think that I would probably get sued and then sent to jail so I'm not going to do that. As much as I like you already, there's a connection, I just don't want to… Your husband's right there – I shouldn't hit on you too much."
I just talked to Jared [Padalecki] a few weeks ago and he was saying he didn't know what that final script was going to be like yet because they don't know if there's going to be a season five.
Misha Collins: "Right. Nothing is guaranteed at this point. It seems like they're definitely leaning toward a season five, but I'm not at the top of the need to know ladder so it could well be something else other than the synopsis that I've seen. But I hope not because I hope to be in season five. It's a selfish interest on my part."
So how much fun is it to play an angel?
Misha Collins: "Oh, it's a ton of fun. It's really great."
You can't really study anything to do that, right?
Misha Collins: "No. Well there's not a whole large canon of former angels to draw on except for 7th Heaven. I don't even know. So, yeah, it's kind of fun reinventing the angel as it were."
I'm still confused at whether he's a good guy or a bad guy. Do you have an idea?
Misha Collins: "I'm confused as to whether he's a good guy or a bad guy too. I think he's confused as to whether he's a good guy or a bad guy."
Is it true that if they do go to a fifth season, five will be the last season?
Misha Collins: "I have no idea. I know that some people want it to be the last season, and I know that a lot of people don't want it to be. And those are conflicting interests and I don't want to align myself with either camp at this point, so I have no idea what's really going to happen."
Before you took the role did you know Supernatural?
Misha Collins: "No. I didn't really. I'm not a very good television watcher. I hadn't watched much television at all. But I'd seen it. I knew it was out there but I hadn't watched it. I wasn't a follower of the show. But it's pretty good and that's not just because I'm on it."
Are you a fan of the genre?
Misha Collins: "I am, yeah."
If you had had time, you might have watched this?
Misha Collins: "Exactly. Just time constraints."
What else are you working on?
Misha Collins: "I movie that I helped produce is nominated for an Independent Spirit Award today. So right now I'm working on that. It's called Loot and it's a documentary, and it's nominated in the Truer Than Fiction category, which is very exciting. I hope we will win." It's about two World War II veterans who stole loot when they were in the war – one in the Philippines and one in Austria. This is Lance [Larson]. Lance lives in Utah and he helps them go back to Austria and the Philippines to find this treasure. The only problem is they don't have any maps and the guys are both blind. Other than that it was a cinch."
Was that fun?
Lance Larson: "It was, four years of fun. "
Four years? Why did it take four years?
Lance Larson: "Just it took a long time by the time we got it all going."
Misha Collins: "Because there were no maps and they were blind."
What's it feel like to be nominated for a Spirit Award?
Misha Collins: "Pretty good."