Castiel fans have a juicy 'Supernatural' episode in store for them this Tuesday when actress Shannon Lucio guest stars as a love interest for our favorite angel. Well known from her role as Lindsay Gardner on ‘The O.C.’, this very talented actress has been busy with a role in Joss Whedon’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as well as other exciting projects in the works. Lucio had plenty to say including how Jared and Jensen “are so much fun it should be illegal.”
Q. I understand that you play a character named April Kelly, a love interest for fan favorite Castiel, in the third episode of ‘Supernatural’s season nine. Can you share any juicy stories or spoilers with my readers?
I can't divulge any spoilers, because where would the fun be in that? I can tell all the Castiel fans out there that April gets up close and really personal with him. I went from meeting Misha for the first time ever to immediately straddling him in front of 50+ crew members in a matter of seconds. A bit awkward, yes, but do I have the best job in the world, hell yes!
Q. How was did you experience on the set of ‘Supernatural’ compare to other acting gigs?
The boys of ‘Supernatural’ are so much fun it should be illegal. Those guys know how to have a good time on set, and I think that's part of what makes the show so enjoyable; their chemistry and shared enjoyment of the moment. Jared and Jensen really seem like brothers. After nine years on a show, you can tell that the cast and crew have built a family together. It's a beautiful thing. Jared and I are both from San Antonio. So we took a trip down memory road during the shoot. I felt so welcomed on set, and in the amazing city of Vancouver, that within a few days, I literally was considering uprooting my life to move there.
Q. You played Debbie in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Avid Joss Whedon fans would love to know if there’s a chance for your character’s return to the series.
Those fans will just have to keep watching the show to find out. I wish I could spill the beans, but Marvel doesn't play around with their NDAs.
Q. Can you share any upcoming projects with your fans?
My production company, Filament Features, is gearing up to produce a feature film I wrote that's tentatively titled "The Eternity of Energy." If all goes as planned, we will begin principle photography in Kauai next spring. My fiancé, Charlie Hofheimer, and I will play lovers navigating a particularly rocky moment in their relationship while in the Hawaiian paradise. Yes, that's right. I wrote a film that would take me, my man, and our closest pals to Hawaii for 2 months. Not a bad strategy, eh?
Q. Your fans would love to know if you have any hidden talents. How about playing an instrument, singing, writing?
Well, I do play the piano, but I wouldn't exactly say it was a 'hidden talent.' More like a sporadic attempt to stumble my way through a song an 8 year old could play blindfolded. But hey, you gotta start somewhere. I do hope that I'll keep playing into my golden years. Eventually I'll be able to tackle Claude Debussy's "Claire de Lune" like a pro.
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?
Hands down, Christina Aguilera's ‘Fighter.’ I get so riled up when I listen to that song, especially when I'm running, that I get serious angry face. Like "Boy, don't you dare get in my way. I'll run right through you!" It comes in handy when I'm running through dangerous parts of LA because no dude wants to mess with me when I have my angry face on.