19th July, 1976.
When I started, I just assumed I couldn’t be called Benedict Cumberbatch… but then, one day, I told someone in the business what I was really called and they said, “That’s great, that’s something you can use to stand out.”.
I love this scene cause they never even have to lie once
He was just high
"We believe in Castiel. And you."
“I don’t care how much longer Chris Hemsworth’s hair is. You’re my Thor.” - Jensen Ackles
I’ve heard a lot about you.
i’m just sitting here confused about what misha was in the past though??…
“fully contracted now”?…”something we could’ve done a couple of years ago”?
(after last years “LOLZ - u think we’re fullfilling that episode number part of the contract” fuckery i don’t fucking trust this show with misha. the way jensen’s worded this makes it seem like there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes that we’ve never known about.)
exactly, I honestly don’t get it…
Misha has been a regular in seasons 5 & 6, then guest star in 7 & 8, then again regular in season 9.
What’s the difference - if there is any - between fully-contracted and regular? anyone knows?
(Maybe the difference is just in payment and not in episodes?)
fully-contracted basically means that he’s officially as much a part of the show as jared and jensen are and probably that he’s contractually obligated to spn and can’t take on any other roles that the producers don’t approve of whether he’s needed for filming or not. a “season regular” (which is a fancy way of saying ‘you’re a reoccurring guest star who’s just in a shit ton of episodes this season’) can technically be terminated/”let go” at any time without cause in most cases (it’s kinda like how they killed off kevin and osric found out because jared told him and not the writers). and they’re usually free to take on other roles during filming (like how mark was able to do this past season of white collar and still be a “season regular”) whereas jensen and jared are 99% contractually obligated to commit to spn fully and cannot take on any roles during their filming schedule, save for very very very special circumstances (like if jensen had gotten the role of captain america spn’s filming schedule would’ve been built around him being able to do that).
so for example in psych, sage brocklebank was never ~fully contracted~ even though he appeared in multiple episodes, usually at least half of them, each season and was considered a part of the cast by the actors, crew, writers and producers. generally in tv, shows there are more than two fully contracted actors so what it means is that they’ve actually, y’know, legitimately hired misha and mark for s10. they’ve committed to them and said “yes you are important, yes we want you here, yes we promise we’re not going to randomly fire you because we legally can’t unless you really seriously and completely fuck up” (//cough cough what they did to misha with s7 //cough cough)
and yes, that probably means that misha and mark will be compensated with more money, and be subject to more from royalties of the show (it won’t be a huge jump though; it might be like an extra five grand on top of their current per ep salary and then like instead of $50 a month or whatever they get from the royalties they might get around $250-$500, it just depends on how good their lawyers and managers are at these things)
basically what jensen is saying here is “I’m so glad that the network, our producers and the studio have legally committed to not treating misha and mark like shit this season.”
Okay, thanks a lot for explaining! So this basically means, he’ll probably be in the same number of episodes (somewhere aound 11-14) but he won’t get dropped just like in season 7 for example?
Also, I didn’t know osric was a season regular last year, I thought he was a normal guest star?
no problem :) and yeah, he might get two or three more episodes but I wouldn’t hold my breath (the producers have never treated misha fairly in my opinion). yes, exactly, the big thing for misha is that they can’t just randomly drop him from the show without discussing it with him first.
I don’t think he was a season regular, I’m pretty sure he was just a reoccurring guest star, but there’s not really a difference between season regular and reoccurring guest stars tbh.
I don't know what happened x