Actress Carri Ann Toivanen chats about her experience on the set of CW hit series ‘Supernatural.’ Not only can Toivanen let out a bloodcurdling screen on demand, this beautiful actress is known for roles in TV movie ‘He Loves Me,’ TV Series ‘Untold Stories of the ER,’ and a guest spot on the hit show 'Fringe'. Her latest project is sci-fi short, ‘Going Home,’ and mastering the art of making a great cup of cappuccino.
Q. The ‘Supernatural’ fandom would love to hear about your experience on the set of the upcoming episode ‘Mother’s Little Helper.’ Can you share with your fans how the cast and crew welcomed you to the set?
A Working on ‘Supernatural’ was amazing, from audition to wardrobe, fitting to shooting—I wish it didn’t have to end! The cast and crew were very warm and welcoming, and it’s remarkable to see how much they each care about the show, down to the tiniest details. If I had to capture my overall impression of the group into one snapshot, it would be captioned with: friendly, hard-working, great sense of humor.
It was an honor to be a part of Misha's directing debut on the show. He was very focused during shooting, and has a dashing combination of kindness and wit (good thing, as I hear he was inaugurated with a pie in the face!).
Q. Tell your fans about what projects you have in the works.
A. I recently worked on a sci-fi short, ‘Going Home,’ about a captain who makes the ultimate sacrifice for his crew and his ship. More sci-fi made by wonderful people who love sci-fi and making movies—it too was a great thing to be a part of, and will hopefully hit the festival circuit later this year. I’ve also been focusing on voiceover work for corporate clients, with high hopes of voicing for animation.
Q. I read that you sing, write, and play the piano. Any other hidden talents?
A.I can scream with bloodcurdling terror on demand! I also have pages of scene sketches that I hope to someday to bring to life. Outside of acting, I am prone to indulge in YouTube karaoke (although my neighbors may disagree with filing that under “hidden” or “talent”). This year I'm also trying to master some of the simple things in life—like making a great cup of cappuccino. And, I will happily embarrass myself any time on any dance floor.
Q. I'm going to end with what's become my signature question. If you were a baseball player, what would your walk up song be? What song pumps you up and inspires you?
A. Tough call, so many great swagger songs. Let's throw back to Rage Against the Machine's ‘Killing in the Name’ to get me out the door full of sound and fury today!