On the third anniversary of its premiere, the cast and creator of ABC’s “Castle” convened at the Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest 2012 event honoring the show, a fun and lively evening that included an audience Q&A, a song from actress Tamala Jones, a reading of excerpted scenes from the “Blue Butterfly” film noir episode, lots of fun interplay that highlighted the cast’s camaraderie, and a screening of the March 19 “Dance With Death,” episode, in which a contestant on a “Dancing With the Stars”-like TV show is murdered (fittingly, the episode follows the spring premiere of “DWTS”).Earlier on the red carpet, we got show scoop from cast members and producers, along with what they’re all doing to be a little greener on and off the set. For starters, the production offices avoid plastic, print out on double-sided paper, and recycle everything possible, according to producer Laurie Zaks. Recycling is in place on the set too, “and we use green materials when we can — it’s not always possible but it’s something we’re conscious of,” said show creator Andrew W. Marlowe.Stars Stana Katic (Beckett) and Seamus Deaver (Ryan, pictured right) founded the Alternative Travel Project in October 2010 to promote going carless for the environmental and health benefits, and are encouraging others to follow their lead by going car-free for a week this month and walking, riding a bike or taking public transportation instead. According to Katic, who’s been walking to work, which takes her about an hour, “people across the globe are dedicating at least one day without their cars, and there are some really beautiful relationships that have formed,” she said, mentioning two engaged couples she knows of. She’s also on the order list for a three-wheeled electric vehicle called an Arcimoto. As for playing Beckett, “I think she’s a beautiful, strong woman who makes mistakes and tries to do her best. I love people with flaws who are trying to grow and keep progressing both personally and professionally and I think she’s great female role model,” Katic said.Deaver gets 32 miles to the gallon with his Audi, but has been leaving it in the garage to run or ride his bike the two miles to the studio. “You get to clear your head, think about your day, and see your city in an interesting and different way. There’s a lot of aspects to it: getting to know your neighborhood, learning to live locally, carbon neutralizing yourself,” he said. Other cast members do their part in different ways. Molly Quinn (Alexis), 18, has been a vegetarian her entire life, and Penny Johnson Jerald (Chief Gates) recycles, composts, and uses the compost in her garden.Jerald (“24″), who joined the cast this season, admits she found it a little difficult at first to adjust to the established rhythm of the show, but she’s relishing playing the “strong and solid” Gates, “the strength and foundation of the precinct,” and being a role model for women of color and women in general. “Because there’s such an absence of role models in my own ethnicity, being there shows that if it can happen for me it can happen for you, and I find that exciting and empowering,” she said.For Quinn, the loving father-daughter relationship Alexis has with Castle (Nathan Fillion) “reminds me of me and my dad. My dad is my Castle, my best friend, so it’s great to represent that kind of relationship on TV and not be a bad, rebellious daughter,” she said. So far, Alexis “has had such problems finding love,” and she wouldn’t mind remedying that by casting Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”) or “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm (despite his age) as a love interest. Like Alexis, Quinn is college bound. Currently taking classes at Los Angeles Valley College, she applied to the University of Texas and wants to study the behind-the-camera aspects of show business. “I never thought I would but I’ve begun to see the beauty of it. I want to learn every aspect of this business because I love it.”At the core of “Castle” is the relationship between cop Beckett and crime novelist Castle, and the chemistry Katic and Fillion bring to the characters. So far they’ve flirted a lot but haven’t consummated their attraction, something that the producers think is inevitable. Zaks points to Fox’s “Bones” as an example of a show that made their leads’ relationship official with no ill effect. “I don’t think it’s the kiss of death,” she said, and Marlowe echoed that belief, saying he’s “not someone who believes in the curse of ‘Moonlighting.’ There’s a lot of storytelling we can do.”Marlowe won’t pin down the timetable for the Big Moment, believing “characters organically suggest where they want to go. The challenge for us is to find reasons for them not to be together and struggle with when they should be together. We just want to be true to who these characters are and that any obstacles that get in the way are natural obstacles. As long as we feel we can credibly do that there will come a time where we don’t keep them apart. When that time comes it will open up new opportunities in the storytelling because the characters will act differently and get on each other’s nerves in different ways. The next evolution in their relationship will be just as fun,” he promised.Other upcoming developments this season include an April guest appearance by Fillion’s “Firefly” co-star Adam Baldwin as a gang task force detective named Slaughter, a zombie-themed episode, and an “emotionally powerful” season finale. “This has been a season of secrets,” said Marlowe. “Castle and Beckett are both keeping significant secrets from each other and as we get to this last run of episodes the secrets will start to come out and both characters and all the characters around them will have to deal with the emotional consequences.” The ongoing thread of the murder of Beckett’s mother “is something we’ll be touching on by the end of the season. Whenever that arises it puts Beckett into a very emotionally raw situation,” he added, noting that the matter of Castle’s missing father, who might have been in the CIA, will also be explored.With the noir-esque “Blue Butterfly” episode, which gave the actors the chance to play different, period versions of themselves and included some musical elements, scoring with fans and critics, Marlowe said he’d consider a musical episode down the line. He showed the Paley audience a preview of the next tie-in Richard Castle novel, “Frozen Heat,” and said that a new Castle e-book series of novellas featuring ex-CIA operative Derrick Storm will be published by Hyperion, starting with “The Brewing Storm” in May, with two more to follow in July and August.
I’ve added a bunch of HQ pictures from the Castle panel at Paley. There’s some really great ones, so check them out! They’re all at the end of the album. Each of the cast members, with the exception of Nathan, also jumped into the TV Guide Photobooth and I’ve added those pictures as well.
Stana Katic recently dished about the big romance on “Castle” at the Paley Fest on March 9 and teased that things between the two lead characters might get “naughty.”
In the show, 33-year-old Katic plays New York City Detective Kate Beckett and Nathan Fillion plays mystery writer Rick Castle. Together the two solve crimes in the city while trying to balance and hide their feelings towards each other. The two characters have kissed and Castle even professed his love to an injured Beckett but the characters have never been a couple.
“Get ready boys and girls, get ready,” Katic told OnTheRedCarpet.com. “It’s going to get naughty soon.”
While Katic stayed quiet about what she meant, creator Andrew Marlowe teased to The Hollywood Reporter that “there will come a moment when the two will come together and there are plenty of story after.” He later added, “It’s 2012, people fall into bed … all the time.”
Katic also talked about what viewers will see on the series in future episodes. “We have an episode coming up that based on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’” she said. “And then we’ll be doing a James Bond-ey type one. Yeah, Scotland Yard comes to New York City.”
Viewers might have noticed that Detective Beckett has been looking a bit more fashionable in recent seasons. Katic said the change in Beckett’s style “was something that I felt was true to form.”
“Women from New York are extremely fashionable, she grew up in Manhattan and I feel that she could be fashion friendly and still be a woman in charge,” the actress added. “I don’t think that you have to eliminate your femininity when you’re in a position of power. I think that’s true for Beckett and so it was really nice to incorporate some of that this year and last year as well.”
I’ve added screencaps from the Castle panel at Paley Fest. For anyone that hasn’t seen the panel yet, I hope you get a chance real soon! The cast was hilarious and it was so much fun to watch. Enjoy the caps!
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Warning: The articles below are somewhat spoilerish. Read at your own risk!
I have added a ton of new photos from PaleyFest to the gallery, so be sure to check them out!
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If you wish to watch the panel, someone has uploaded the entire thing to youtube.
PaleyFest: ‘Castle’ Gang Say ‘Caskett’ Fans Will Be Happy, Offer 8 Season 4 Teases
As Castle creator Andrew Marlowe so eloquently introduced prior to the screening of March 19’s hour, “A Dance With Death,” This will be the “last normal Castle episode before the stormy weather hits.” But what’s normal in the world of Castle?
As the end of the show’s fourth season nears, several big questions loom for fans of the Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic-led procedural. The biggest one being: Will Castle and Beckett finally commit to one another in any significant capacity?
Marlowe teased this of the partners’ future to the packed Saban Theatre crowd on the eighth night of PaleyFest. “There will come a moment when the two will come together and there are plenty of story after,” he coyly said during the panel, before admitting, “It’s 2012, people fall into bed .. all the time.”
Katic was all for it, at one point voicing her desires for what the scene would entail should they make their relationship official. “Kissing,” she responded quickly, prompting cheers from fans.
Earlier in the evening, when asked on a scale of 1-10 how happy “Caskett” fans will be by season’s end, Katic told The Hollywood Reporter, “By the end of this season? A 10,” before pausing and changing her answer to “12.5927.”
Fillion was a little more giving and upon hearing his co-star’s declaration, he seconded it. “I’d say that’s fair. I’d say a 12.9,” he shared.
“There has been a lot of ebb and flow in their relationship and I think that’s reality and we’ve been having a lot of ebb lately and I think there will be some more flow in that final episode,” Fillion told THR.
Katic revealed to THR that “all the secrets” Castle and Beckett have been holding from each other will be out in the open in coming episodes. Who will have the ugliest reaction? “Watch and you’ll see,” she teased.
Here are eight teases from Fillion, Katic and the rest of the cast:
1. Castle’s father remains a mystery – for now: “It will be pursued in future episodes,” Katic shares of Sophia’s (Jennifer Beals) bombshell about Castle’s father being tied to the CIA. Fillion expressed “hope” that they would learn more about his father, though he brought up a good point: “Castle’s not the kind of guy who’s pained by the loss of his father. He hasn’t really lost a father. He just didn’t know his father so I’m curious to know how he’d react to having a dad.”
2. Beckett and Lanie have girl talk: “The Lanie and Kate Beckett scenes, they’re back,” Tamala Jones teased to THR. “They’re filled with so much content and the content that’s within the conversation between them, everybody is going to be on the edge of their seat, like, ‘Oh my god, she said it finally!’ Romance, the girl moments we’ve all been missing. It’s back, it’s heavy and it’s real.”
3. Fillion pitching Firefly-esque episode: “I’ve been pitching an episode where the lead actor of a former sci-fi series gets killed and he was largely hated by thus all the cast members of the show are suspects,” Fillion shared on the carpet. “We’ll see what happens. I think we should get the Internet crazy about it.” Sounds like a classic Castle episode, doesn’t it?
4. Lanie and Esposito take part in extracurriculars:Jon Huertas admitted to THR, “I still don’t know if we’re actually going to end up as a couple,” of Lanie and Esposito. But he hinted that there are references to off-screen shenanigans. “Lanie and Esposito, they do interact, if you will – not at work, but it’s implied we interact,” Huertas teases. “I’d like to end up once more in bed with Tamala Jones, I mean, Esposito wants to end up in bed with Lanie.” Jones joked to THR: “[Jon Huertas] is my best onscreen lover ever.”
5. Castle goes Full Monty: “Someone drops his drawers,” Katic says with a laugh, “so it’ll be interesting.” Who could she be referring to?
6. Alexis’ future up in the air: When asked whether viewers will find out where Alexis goes by season’s end, Molly Quinn wasn’t sure. “I know she’s applied overseas and she’s applied to [schools] in New York and closer to home, but I’m not sure what she’s going to go for,” she said. Quinn noted that Alexis interning with Lanie is “Alexis’ way of staying close to her dad. There’s been more separation lately; she’s trying to find any loophole to be with him and keep that relationship going.”
7. New man complicates Beckett-Castle dynamic: Katic likens upcoming episode, “The Limey,” to one that has shades of James Bond. Front and center is a detective from Scotland Yard (Brett Tucker). “He’s a good-looking dude and we’ll see what happens,” Katic says about complications that may arise with the temporary addition. “We’ve done the third wheel thing. Everything’s a little different in these next few episodes.”
8. Gates and Castle continue their struggle: It’s no secret Castle and Gates aren’t on the best terms, but Fillion and Penny Johnson Jerald are hoping for more scenes together. “There’s so much tension, so much emotion and there’s such a power struggle, there’s so much comedy to be mined,” Fillion tells THR. “She will not be turned by his charms. It jostles Castle to his core. She is terrible to him. At one point, during an episode we just filmed, she actually paid him a compliment but because of something that happened previously on the show, he’s too smart to say anything about it.”
Castle returns Monday, March 19 at 10 p.m. on ABC.
Here are some highlights from the panel — remember Castle spoilers are in bold:
- Alas, Castle and Beckett will not give us a dance in the upcoming “A Dance of Death” episode.
- The March 19 episode (“A Dance with Death”) may be the “last normal Castle episode before the storm hits…” – Andrew Marlowe
- Don’t hold your breath if you want Castle and Beckett to get together quickly. Andrew Marlowe reasserted that he’s not in a hurry.
- Nathan Fillion referred to the long-term plan from the writers/producers as “deft.”
- “Moonlighting” is a dirty word when talking to people.
- Andrew Marlowe knows when Castle and Beckett will get together. But he’s not telling.
- “I’m not somebody who believes that you wait until the end of the series.” Andrew Marlowe on when Castle and Beckett will give in.
- Baby talk is jokingly forecast for either season 7 or 10.
- “Alexis as the new Veronica Mars in college…” = fake spinoffs for Alexis.
- There are no decisions yet about Alexis’ college plans.
- “The Blue Butterfly” film-noir episode was planned as a big deal to go up against the premiere of Smash.
- The cast did a dramatic reading of a condensed version of “The Blue Butterfly.”
- This allowed Nathan Fillion to do an incredible Cary Grant impression.
- Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic acted out the almost-kiss from the episode.
- Overacting is very funny when performed by the Castle cast.
- “Awesome” = the opinions of both Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas on getting to beat up Nathan Fillion
- Reenacted fight scenes are also funny when performed by the Castle cast.
- Frozen Heat is the next Richard Castle book. The cover is sort of James Bond-meets-The Snow Queen.
- Derek Storm novels, starting with A Brewing Storm, being released this summer. “A beer-maker is murdered!” was Nathan Fillion’s explanation of the plot.
- On being cuffed together for an entire episode: “It was salacious.” — Stana Katic
- Tigers are on Nathan Fillion’s list of things he doesn’t want to kill him.
- “It’s eating my face. My beautiful, beautiful face.” — Nathan Fillion’s last words if getting eaten by a tiger.
- Tamala Jones and Penny Johnson Jerald want Lanie to be Captain Gates’ baby sister. (Probably not going to happen.)
- “I love kissing you, I do. But Nathan… It was something new, you know. I mean, your breath is fresh… It was like satin or something. And your breath — your breath was extra fresh!” — Tamala Jones on her “Blue Butterfly”
- “When I first came to LA, I studied kissing with Chuck Bowman [the "Blue Butterfly" director].” — Nathan Fillion
- “How dare you?!” — Susan Sullivan’s response to the implication that Martha might not have been a good actress.
- Martha’s red hair is a wig.
- “I thought that we should find out that Castle’s father is actually Martha.” — Susan Sullivan’s pitch for the big reveal.
- How do you find out if your father is in the CIA? That will be explored later in Castle.
- “I think Beckett likes the color purple… and strawberry shakes.” — Stana Katic
- “And Ryan likes shamrock shakes!” — Nathan Fillion
- The characters will all be dealing with the emotional consequences of their secrets before the end of the season.
- The Beckett’s mother-murder plot will return before the end of the season.
- “Yeah, I got a good feeling that was a smart move.” — Nathan Fillion on Adam Baldwin’s guest-starring part.
- Adam Baldwin’s character is Detective Slaughter: “And that kind of says it all!” — Nathan Fillion
- “I think it’s safe to say parts of his face will be rearranged.” — Nathan Fillion on what will happen when tailing Slaughter
- Jon Huertas and Molly Quinn would like to be cryogenically frozen.
- Nathan Fillion would like Castle to bungee jump. Because he wouldn’t do it in real life.
- They’re talking about a possible premiere for the Heat Wave movie. But it’s expensive.
- One of Stana Katic’s favorite moments on Castle is from the upcoming episode, “The Limey.”
- “Jon is really good at sneaking up on people, presumably to kill them.” — Seamus Dever on Jon Huertas
- “I made a tiny poop in my Castle pants.” — Nathan Fillion (context doesn’t help)
- Seamus Dever says Jon Huertas is better at “Just Dance” than he is.
- “Castle is, right now, very into ninja assassins.” — Nathan Fillion
- “You don’t buy a car until you’ve done a lot of research on it… I like to test-drive my cars a lot.” — Jon Huertas on when Esposito might propose to Lanie
- “I want my boy to move along. I want a little action!” — Susan Sullivan on Martha’s opinion about the Castle-Beckett relationship
- “Out of the house.” — Molly Quinn on Alexis’ opinion
I’ve added some photos of the cast arriving at tonight’s event at PaleyFest. Make sure you keep checking back, throughout the night and tomorrow afternoon, to see if I’ve added any new photos. Something tells me this is the first set of many! Enjoy!
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I’m sure by now that everyone knows that Castle will have a panel at PaleyFest 2012 (list of panelists), on March 9th. I’m also sure that everyone has heard that we will be able to stream the event on Hulu at some point. However, there will also be a livestream of the event, which you will be able to watch here, while the event is actually taking place. For those who cannot livestream the panel, like myself, since I will probably be working, I will make sure to post footage on the site after the event. That way everyone has a chance to see it. There will also probably be photos from the event, so make sure you check the site next weekend for everything PaleyFest related!
This is good news for those of us that won’t be able to attend the Paley event!
The Paley Center for Media announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Hulu to stream content from PaleyFest 2012.
The content, which includes both full-length and short-form clips will become available exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning March 15, one day after the festival ends. The participating shows are Community, Once Upon a Time, New Girl, The Office, Bones, Castle, The Vampire Diaries, Revenge and Modern Family.
“We are delighted to enter this new era for PaleyFest with Hulu as our partner,” noted Paley Center President and CEO Pat Mitchell. “It’s exciting to know that audiences throughout the United States will now be able to join the community of PaleyFest fans as they experience the festival on demand, whenever and wherever they want. Hulu’s partnership allows us to continue to expand PaleyFest as a key facet of our overall mission to interpret, celebrate, preserve and archive television’s best.”
PaleyFest runs from March 2-14 at the Sabean Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif.