Misha Collins, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of Twitter, went on Facebook on Tuesday for a “chat” with Supernatural fans. The thread, started by Supernatural fan page staff immediately exploded, with fans posting an average of 650 questions per minute. This velocity doubled when Misha made his very first comment, “How does this work?”
Misha Collins, who plays the angel Castiel on Supernatural, is well known in the Geek Culture community for his interaction with fans, but this particular engagement seemed to have had him stunned at first. Not being particularly active, at least on a public level, on Facebook, Misha may not have not have expected the reaction he got. It was like walking on stage at the biggest Supernatural convention in the world. Without security guards.
Collins quickly recovered, however, and began picking out comments and questions to reply to. From the very simple “say to hello to me!”, which earned a simple “hello” in response, to the typically punny (typically for Misha Collins) “Hi Misha, how did it feel to play god in Supernatural?” which garnered the reply, “It felt remarkably natural.”
After a few minutes, the commenting by fans did slow back down to an average rate of 575 questions per minute, and Misha handled the varied nature of the questions with his normal aplomb and good humor.
The session, which lasted 45 minutes, ended up raking in a grand total of 27,765 official comments. And those were just the comments/questions made in the right place and at the right time. Hundreds of fans posted their questions directly to the Supernatural fan page, and still more continued to ask questions after Misha had left.
After the excitement was over, Collins returned to his normal cyber abode: Twitter. There he proceeded to live-tweet a director’s commentary of the new Supernatural episode, “Mother’s Little Helper”, which he had directed. All of this while on his dinner break!
After the episode it was back to work on the set, and finishing up the Supernatural episode at hand.
Misha Collins directs Mother's Little Helper
Misha Collins, who plays the angel Calstiel on the hit show Supernatural, directs the episode "Mother's Littler Helper." When he tweeted this picture he wanted everyone to pay very special attention to his shirt, claiming a great love for "JarPad": Jared Padalecki, who plays the character Sam Winchester.
Misha Collins: Can we hang out?
Misha Collins answers questions from two fans on Facebook with his normal aplomb. Here he refers to the fact that he will be working late into the night, as this Q&A was done on the actor/director’s dinner break.
Misha Collins: Will you marry me?
This same question, “will you marry me” was asked well over a thousand times in many different ways during the course of the Facebook Q&A. As far as we know, this is the only time he answered it. “That sounds great on paper, but there may be some legal issues to iron out.”
Misha Collins: How did it feel to play god in Supernatural?
Supernatural fans are well aware of Misha’s love of puns. This reply, “it felt remarkably natural” had many groaning an giggling at the same time. Here he also mentions his desire to direct all of the episodes of Supernatural.. a wee bit godish in deed!
Misha Collins: Stumped
Misha Collins behind the scenes during the Facebook Q&A. The questions were coming so rapidly that there was no way Misha could answer them all, even though he did his best. And of course, some questions came from left field..