Nicholas Carella took time out of his very busy schedule to chat about filming with “The Boys” in his role as Deputy Tom Norwood from the ‘Supernatural’ episode ‘Thinman’. Toronto born Blue Jay diehard Carella has hot projects right and left. Known for his acting and producing in ‘Afterparty’, ‘Paranormal Solutions Inc.’ , and ‘Tooth Fairy’. With guest spots on hit shows such as ‘Fringe’, ‘Smallville’, ‘Eureka’, and the new hit series ‘The Tomorrow People’.
Paranormal Solutions, Inc.
Q. This is your second time on the Supernatural series. Back in 2011 you played the Janitor in Mannequin 3: The Reckoning. How did the cast and crew welcome you back to the set?
A. It was great to be back, especially since last time I didn't have any scenes with the boys. So when I got onto set, Jared (who I've met socially) gave me a big bear hug and said "I was hoping we'd get a chance to play!" So that made it essentially smooth sailing for the duration of the shoot. That and the fact that I got to work with Jeanot again, who also directed ‘Mannequin 3’, and so it was familiar territory and a lot of fun. It was also great to be in the episode where the Ghostfacers came back. Reunions all around!
Q. Tell your fans about the feature film ‘What an Idiot’ and any other projects that are you currently working on.
A. ‘What An Idiot’ is the follow up feature from power duo Peter and Julia Benson, whose first feature ‘Death Do Us Part’ is being released by Anchor Bay as we speak. I actually also production managed that- which is totally in line with the mandate of my production company Sociable Films, that I founded with Michelle Ouellette and Ali Liebert in 2011. Basically, we do whatever we can on a film; aside from act- to help good projects get made. That's how we made ‘Afterparty’, Sociable's first feature, which is just gearing up for its theatrical tour. I also write the webseries ‘The True Heroines’ and we're heading into our second season, fresh off of our Canadian Screen Award Nomination. That's like a Canadian Emmy, for everyone in the US who is saying "what's that?" Check out season one.
A. David Milchard and I have been developing ‘Paranormal Solutions Inc.’ for a little over a year. ‘PSI’ follows six hapless, yet semi-successful ghost hunters as they expand their business to deal with all things paranormal. Everything from mummies, to exorcisms, to aliens. At first, we don't expect anything to exist beyond ghosts, but we soon learn that there's a LOT out there. It's a straight up comedy with great visual effects. With the success of our respective webseries (Convos with My 2 Year Old & The True Heroines) we thought we should join forces and do this thing for the web. Expect the first season by the end of the year.
Q. Do you have any other hidden talents?
A. Funny enough, I am in rehearsal RIGHT NOW for The True Heroines LIVE SHOW. It's a cabaret that follows the characters form the webseries through song and dance. So yeah- is singing and dancing a talent for me per se? I dunno- but I do it! I'm also insanely obsessed with baseball, and no cap but that of the Toronto Blue Jays, will ever grace my head (unless it's a deputy's hat, of course).
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?
A.GREAT QUESTION! But perhaps the hardest- you know baseball players spend the entire off season thinking of this right? What song pumps me up- might not necessarily be the one to walk up to though. As an actor, it's important for me to stay relaxed. I think baseball is also a sport where focus is more important than energy. So maybe I'd change it up and do "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. Didn’t expect that one coming, huh?