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‘Supernatural’ angel Hannah actress Erica Carroll chats life on the set part one

Actress Erica Carroll
Erica Carroll

Erica Carroll has found her way in to the hearts of ‘Supernatural’ cast and fans alike with her role as the lovely and badass angel Hannah. This talented British Columbian actress chats about her life on the set of season nine episodes ‘Meta Fiction,’ ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ and ‘Do You Believe in Miracles.’ Also known for her parts in Sci-Fi film ‘Apollo 18,’ ABC TV movie called ‘In My Dreams, had parts fan favorite TV shows such as ‘Almost Human,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Smallville,’ and ‘Fringe.’

Q. What can you share with ‘Supernatural’ fans about three wonderful episodes that you were in?

A. The first episode 'Meta fiction' was to be my only episode so I was delighted when Hannah popped up again a couple episodes later. I worked only with Misha that episode so it was all very professional and orderly. Then I worked with Jensen and Jared for the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ episode and it was a WHOLE different ballgame. I don't think I've had an experience on set that was as entertaining. Jensen and Jared really riff off each other so well; it's quite impressive. Granted they've been at it for some time now...but what you get on camera is nothing compared to their off camera antics as I'm sure you all know more about that I did when I walked on to set. They are pranksters when it comes to your coverage although thankfully they were kind to me, I can't say the same for Misha!

Q. Can you spill any funny stories about being on the set of ‘Supernatural?’

While on set with Guy Bee I sat at video village stifling my giggles while watching poor Misha attempt to get through a scene with the two of them. He’s such a pro. I would have fallen apart! I do believe the fans will be happy to see evidence of it on the gag reel.

It was my birthday during the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ episode and I was ambushed by a full cast and crew serenade of the Happy Birthday song. I was quite impressed by their singing and harmonizing abilities. I heard they do it all the time, which may have minimized it to some people, but I was very moved by it...what can I say, I'm a softy. I will not admit to shedding a little tear....nope. Not me.

Q. What was the mood like on the set of the finale?

A. Keeping in mind that I wasn't involved in any of the intensely dramatic scenes with Dean and Sam so I wasn't privy to what the energy was like on those days. I think the best way to describe it would be exhaustion! Ha! We were working into the wee hours of the morning and the crew had been going for something crazy like 10 months (23 episodes) so I'd imagine they were all eager to wrap it up. I was filming another episode of a local series simultaneously that week, so working in the day for that and coming to shoot at night for ‘Supernatural,’ I was in “Twilight Zone” myself. But it was lovely to see, even with the exhaustion, how wonderful the cast and crew were. There was never a shortage of laughter, even into the early morning hours.


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