Monday, November 17, 2014
Hey everybody! I just updated the photo gallery with 935 high definition screen captures of Stana from tonight’s all new episode of “Castle.” What did you guys think of the episode? Leave a comment or tweet us to share your thoughts. If you haven’t seen the promo for next weeks episode, check it out here. Enjoy!
“Castle” > Season 7 > Screen Captures > 7×07 – Once Upon A Time In The West
Monday, November 17, 2014
Hey everybody! Check out the promo for next weeks all new episode of “Castle.” You can also read the official synopsis below. Stay tuned for high definition screen captures of Stana from tonight’s episode.
“Kill Switch” – When subway passengers, including Detective Esposito, are taken hostage by a mysterious gunman, Castle, Beckett and the team must uncover the gunman’s agenda before it’s too late, on “Castle,” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Monday, November 17, 2014
“TV Line” — Castle‘s seventh season already has proven to be a landmark one, in that Rick and Kate finally (finally) tied the knot. But this cycle could also make its mark in other ways, as leads Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic will have to make a decision about their future with the trusty ABC procedural.
Here in Part 2 of my sit-down with Katic, she previews the ersatz Caskett honeymoon to come (airing tonight at 10/9c), sings the praises of a showcase for a fellow cast member and ponders the possibility of Season 8 (and beyond).
TVLINE | In lieu of a proper honeymoon, Kate and Rick will find themselves undercover at an Old West-style resort. Corsets notwithstanding, was shooting that episode a blast?
Yeah, that was fun. I got to learn a little bit of gun slinging; in fact, I sat there at the end of it and said, “Oh, I think I could do this, like for a living. Gun slinging. For sure.” I worked with a guy who taught the guys for 3:10 to Yuma and a bunch of other wonderful gun slinging scenes in film history, so it was fun to be able to go and play in that world. We shot in the Universal back lot and there were a lot of reenactors, too, doing the background work. We were riding around in a wagon…. It was just fun.
TVLINE | I asked [showrunner] David Amann if there was a “badass Beckett” moment coming up — because I always get readers asking if there’s a badass Beckett moment coming up — and he said there’s one at the end of the Old West episode. At least one of my readers assumed he was talking about Kate lassoing Rick, or is it something else?
No. He’s talking about something else.
TVLINE | Oh, really?
TVLINE | Between the Old West episode, “The Taking of Espo 1-2-3″ as David calls it (aka the subway hostage episode “Kill Switch,” airing Nov. 24), the action-movie star episode (Dec. 1) and the Christmas episode (Dec. 8), do you have a favorite out of the upcoming four?
Well, I like the Espo one because I like the fact that one of my coworkers gets to shine like that, because those guys are super-talented, Jon [Huertas] and Seamus [Dever]. All of the cast is incredible, but those guys, when they get a chance to kind of get down and dirty, they love it, and they’re so creative.
TVLINE | I’m excited to see the subway episode because I get a Die Hard feeling from the logline, Espo almost as a lone wolf.
Yeah. He’s funny, too, because Jon does a Denzel [Washington] imitation sometimes. Sometimes we’ll be like, “OK, do this take as Denzel,” and he’ll throw in a little touch, and that’s what that episode kind of reminded me of, a Denzel movie. I don’t know if he went “full Denzel” in any point, but it was fun.
TVLINE | David Amann also said that the Christmas episode ends with some sort of a cliffhanger…?
Oh yeah. Yeah. Do you know what it is?
TVLINE | No. But can you give a flavor for it without spoiling it?
It’s going to change the shape of the show for a few episodes, that much I can promise you.
TVLINE | Interesting. I saw you cover the “baby topic” on Good Morning America, so I assume that’s not the cliffhanger. It’s not an EPT test or anything.
TVLINE | Your and Nathan’s contracts are up at the end of this season. When does this decision-making process begin? Is it now? Is it not now? Is it spring…?
I don’t know. I really don’t know.
TVLINE | Is it not something that occupies your brain space right away, but your representatives’? How does that work?
I feel like there are a lot of things that other people have to decide before I really have to decide — do you know what I mean? So, I’m not first in line for having to worry about that. I think that there are conversations probably on some other level, but I don’t know exactly what yet, because I haven’t had any conversations personally.
TVLINE | When the ball is put in your court, what sort of considerations does Stana Katic have about Castle Season 8 and beyond?
Well, I think it really depends on…. I don’t think that a show should overstay its welcome.
TVLINE | Castle has told a pretty complete story at this point, one could argue.
If the character is complete, if there is nowhere else to go creatively, then I think it’s better to stop when you’re on top, because I admire the way that they did that with The Wire, you know? Tell a great story and then go home and move onto something else. Don’t milk it “just because.” So for me it’s about art over finance, and as long as we’re creating something that is compelling and that has somewhere to go, then we’re good to go. And when we find that we’re not, when we don’t have anywhere else to go, then it’s time for everyone to pack up and move onto the next thing. But I don’t know where it’s going to end.
TVLINE | I know that Beckett would be a hard character to say goodbye to, but what’s the saying – “Don’t be sad that it’s over, be happy that it happened”?
I’m lucky that I got to play this character. I’m lucky that I got to experience this. So I’m happy with whatever happens in the end. I’m just happy that I got to be one of the cogs in the machine that created this show and was a part of its success in some small way. So that makes me happy, whatever happens.
Friday, November 14, 2014
“DNA India” — Actress Stana Katic, best known for her role in crime TV series ‘Castle’, says American small screen content is becoming huge with each passing day as it is able to draw in viewers from all over the world thanks to the superior writing, acting and plot.
The 36-year-old actress has starred in several films including a James Bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace’, besides TV show’s and she says though she enjoys both medium, she is excited about the new phase in American television.
“They’re very different experiences. Film is exciting because it has a clear beginning, middle and end, which demands an incredible amount of risk and faith in the story and in your fellow storytellers. I don’t mind that, though.
Standing on the precipice when creating is exhilarating,” Katic said in an email interview. “Television, however, is evolving into a new beast. The stories are more ambitious. In this new format, people are telling film-quality tales over longer periods of time. It’s exciting… I’m incredibly impressed with the developments on this front,” she said.
Actor Nathan Fillion plays author Richard Castle and Katic essays the role of NYPD Detective Kate Beckett in ‘Castle’, which is currently in its seventh season and airs on Star World Premiere in India every Wednesday 10 PM.
The Canadian-born actress’ chemistry with her co-star Fillion is considered to be one of the best on-screen pairs on television. When asked what sort of work and personal relationship she shares with Fillion, Katic said, “We are great colleagues.
A story like ours doesn’t succeed without a good bounce between the characters and I am fortunate to have a whole team of wonderful actors to work with every day.” Katic said that her next big screen project ‘The Tourist’ is in editing stage now and she is currently working on another film, which she is producing.
“I’ve begun work on a feature called ‘Elephant Winter’ that I’m producing. I recently had a meeting with the writer on the first draft of that script. He’s a wonderful writer and has taken a beautiful approach to the script, which is making the development experience very rewarding,” she said.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Hey everybody! I just updated our photo gallery with 4 additional high quality episode stills of Stana Katic from season seven, episode six. These are some of my favorite photos ever of Stana and Nathan! Enjoy!
“Castle” > Season 7 > Episode Stills > 7×06 – The Time Of Our Lives
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
“TV Line” — Warning: Regardless of which universe you live in, the following contains spoilers from this Monday’s episode of ABC’s Castle. West Coast viewers, avert your eyes now.
When all was said and done, Richard Castle and Katherine Beckett (played by Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic) said “I do” without anything remotely resembling ado, returning to the Hamptons — with a streamlined wedding party in tow — to exchange meaningful, individualized vows.
Sure, before we got to the rings and “perfect” first dance, there was the matter of an unconscious Rick navigating an “alternate” reality in which he and Kate had never met (and where Martha was a theater doyenne about to revive Mame), forcing him to earn anew the trust of those at the 12th — baby daddy (?) Esposito and sad singleton Ryan included! — and eventually find his way “home.” But hey, every wedding day has some drama.
To mark the momentous occasion, TVLine sat down with Stana Katic for an in-depth survey of the marrieds’ bumpy road to the altar and the big day itself, and much more; Part 1 of that Q&A follows.
TVLINE | What were your initial thoughts when you discovered that Kate and Rick’s original wedding day would literally driven off the road by a big twist?
It was a surprise. I just kind of thought, “Oh my gosh, where are they going to go after this?” I didn’t know how they were going to pick up the next season. But I’ve worked with [these writers and producers] for long enough, I’m kind of glad that they’re willing to risk a bit, you know?
TVLINE | As someone whose character’s backstory has been so well serviced over the years — and as a viewer of the show – were you interested to see Rick thrown into his own big juicy mystery?
Well, I think that’s the theme of this season — the show is focusing on Richard Castle. And I think the specific focus of this season is what happened to him during those two months, but also what happened to him that inspired him to become the novelist that he is. I think they wanted to re-mythologize the story, and each of the characters deserves it — especially [Rick] because for so long he just seemed like the “Nothing is ever wrong or bad” guy. It’s nice because it’ll give that character and Nathan an opportunity to add some layers to it. I’m looking forward to seeing what they end up doing with it. It’ll be fun.
TVLINE | Well in those first couple episodes of the season, as precious few details about Rick’s vanishing trickled out, some felt that Beckett was perhaps just this side of being too skeptical, too suspicious of Rick. You know, “How could anybody believe that he was complicit in such a thing?” How do you rationalize her point of view?
Yeah…. I think what we did was we had to justify how all of the evidence is pointing towards him choosing not to make it to that wedding day, and she’s the character who has been taught by Captain Montgomery back in the day to follow the evidence – yet in spite of that, she has chosen to believe in him. But that’s a choice. The evidence doesn’t point to it yet, and finally it did in one of the later episodes — when the [self-made] video comes up and she sees that he actually didn’t want to go down that road and wanted to be there for her.
In the beginning of the season, I think what we tried to do was we tried to pattern out where the character was at because we were following her looking for him, and the first thing is that there’s a fear that he’s hurt, there’s a fear that he needs her help, there’s — God forbid — the worst fear, that he’s not alive. And as she discovers that he’s still alive, that he wasn’t hurt any longer, they found him, the fear becomes that he chose not to be there at the wedding. And he’s a guy who’s had a history of, you know, a number of different relationships, and I think in order to be true to the character you have to wonder if that was the case. But the difference is that this is a mature relationship, they’ve gone through so much, and in spite of the evidence she chose to believe him.
TVLINE | So, with all of that said…. The alternate reality episode was so much fun, and oftentimes extremely clever. Was it fun for you guys to shoot?
Yeah, it was. It was neat to kind of explore what the characters would mean to each other if Castle and Beckett never met. Even what the precinct would have been like. You know, all of the detail that we were trying to go after didn’t quite make it to the screen, but that’s OK. You only have so much time to show what we did.
TVLINE | Is there one example you could give?
Just the nuances that the characters were creating. Like, Jon [Huertas] and Seamus [Dever] did a really phenomenal job of developing the relationship with my character and between [Esposito and Ryan]. There were some moments that they had that were spectacular that I loved watching and being a part of and playing opposite of. So, there were no big scenes or anything that got dropped, just those truly wonderful little moments that we didn’t get to sit in for a little bit, because [an episode] is 42 minutes in the end.
TVLINE | Did you feel any Season 1 “déjà vu” in the scenes where Beckett doesn’t really know this Richard Castle guy?
A little bit. The difference is that she is in authority in this [reality]. There’s kind of a callback to a lot of the Season 1 stuff, but it’s also different because she owns the title of captain. It was funny too, because some of my camera guys said, “Who do you like playing better, real Beckett or Alternate Universe Beckett?” And I thought, “Oh wow, you guys actually see the difference, cool.” It was interesting to see what their perspective on it was and what they liked about Alternate Universe Beckett.
TVLINE | I have to say, we got more wedding than I thought we would. I assumed there’d be an efficient little musical montage at the end – “ring on finger, ring on finger, unheard vows, kiss annnnd fade out.”
Right. No, I didn’t know where they were going to place it but I definitely expected to see the characters exchange vows. Definitely. They had to. I mean, it would have been a big letdown [to skip]. And I think it was romantically written, and sweet the things they said to one another.
TVLINE | When all was said and done, was bridal outfit No. 3 the winner?
Yeah. We thought she would come in with something simpler, and something that she possibly could have pulled out of her closet, which is just some pants and a top that she pulled together quickly or maybe shopped for in half an hour, you know? We did go through some dresses, but we didn’t think that Beckett would want to risk it again, you know, by jinxing it with another dress. It seems like as soon as she has a dress, the wedding falls apart!
“From the moment that I met you, my life became extraordinary. You taught me
to be my best self, to look forward to tomorrow’s adventures. And when I was vulnerable, you were strong. I love you, Richard Castle, and I want to live my life in the warmth of your smile and the strentgh of your embrace. I promise you I will love you. I will be your friend and your partner, in crime and in life, always.”
“From the moment we met, my life became extraordinary. You taught me
more about myself than I knew there was to learn. You’re the joy in my heart, you’re the last person I want to see when I close my eyes. I love you, Katherine Beckett, and the mystery of you is one I want to spend the rest of my life exploring. I promise to love you, to be your friend and your partner in crime, and life, ’til death do us part — and for the time of our lives.”
Coming next week, in Part 2 of our Q&A: Stana Katic shares tales from Rick and Kate’s “Old West” honeymoon, teases the fall finale’s game-changing twist and weighs in on the hottest topic of them all.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Hey everybody! I just updated the photo gallery with 674 high definition screen captures of Stana from tonight’s all new episode of “Castle.” What did you guys think of the episode? I thought it was just awesome and one of the best so far this season. The episode was so special and definitely worth the wait! Leave a comment or tweet us to share your thoughts. If you haven’t seen the promo for next weeks episode, check it out here. Enjoy!
“Castle” > Season 7 > Screen Captures > 7×06 – The Time Of Our Lives
Monday, November 10, 2014
Hey everybody! Check out the promo for next weeks episode of “Castle.” You can also read the synopsis for the episode below! Stay tuned for high definition screen captures from tonight’s episode!
“Once Upon A Time In The West” – When Castle and Beckett learn that a murder victim may have been poisoned at an Old West-style resort, they visit the resort posing as newlyweds to uncover the truth, on Castle, Monday, November 17th on ABC.