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Interview with ‘Supernatural’ guest actor Garrett Black

Actor Garrett Black
Sarah Besler

Actor Garrett Black makes his first ‘Supernatural’ appearance with a guest role as a minion on none other than the season finale. Born in Mission, British Columbia, Garrett is known for his guest roles on ‘Fringe,’ and his lead role in the prepared-improv online series ‘Behind the 8 Ball,’ and an appearance on ‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.’ 2014 will be a good year for him with his starring role in the TV movie ‘The Town That Came A-Courtin' alongside Valerie Harper. Also a talented singer and guitar player, fans will be seeing a lot of Garrett in the future.

Q. First of all, welcome to ‘Supernatural’ fandom with your guest role in the season finale called ‘Do You Believe in Miracles?’ How did the cast and crew welcome you to the set? Being that it was the season finale how was the mood on the set?

A. Thank You! It's an exciting, creative legion of fans to be introduced to. On set everyone was really nice. It was a truly warm, solid experience. The cast and crew were extremely professional and focused. Everything ran smoothly and the general mood on set was creatively focused and on the work.

Q. Looks like you’re playing a minion. I know you can’t tell your fans much, but can you tell us if we will love you or love to hate you?

A. Unfortunately I don't think the minions have been well loved by the fans, but I hope there's a little something to love about the characters. Somewhere in their dark hearts.

Q. What can you tell your fans about some of the projects that you have in the works? The film 'Distortion' looks fabulously disturbing. I read that you are the lead in the comedy TV series called ‘The Talent.’ What can you share about these as well as any other projects that are you currently working on?

A. ‘The Talent’ is a comedy series I'm creating with some friends. I've been involved with the entire process- writing, producing, as well as acting. It's been a great learning experience and being involved in so many facets of the production has allowed me the chance to work with some really awesome people on varying roles. Distortion is a gripping, psychological thriller. I'm pretty excited about just being a part of it. I also recently completed two short films "I really like you" and "karaoke or die" that were part of the cineworks "sweet hereafter" film competition. I was lucky enough to play a lead in both films and enjoyed the experience of diving into two very different, unique characters.

Q. Do you have any hidden talents that your fans would love to know about?

A. I love music and it's always been a big part of my life. I've been singing and playing the guitar for quite some time now; singing since I was quite young. I picked up the djembe a number of years ago and really enjoy banging on that but of late my focus has been on the guitar. I would love to dive deeper into my music at some point. It would be a dream to do a film like ‘Inside Llyewn Davis’ one day, it's a film that has a beautiful story and engaging, honest music.

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. ‘Many Shades of Black’ by The Raconteurs I think. It always pumps me up. Jack White wailing seems to have that affect. I did use to play baseball when I was younger and come to think of it I probably could have used a walk out song; my hitting game was pretty sporadic.

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