In this AE Mind Interview, Superhuman Luis Angel talks with Actor and one of the Star’s of Supernatural, Misha Collins, who plays Castiel on the show! We talked about everything from his GISHWHES initiative to Acting Success Tips for those wanting to get gigs in the industry.
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Misha Collins, Co-star of Supernatural on the CW. He plays Castiel the Angel on the show.
-Misha’s home base in Washington
-How he came up with the idea behind GISHWHES – Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen
-How he broke a Guinness World Record with GISHWHES
-Sending artwork to space in the scavenger hunt
-“Doing good things for other people can be really fun!”
-How the GISHWHES participants helped raise $220,000 in 3 days to help change the lives of refugee families in distraught situations overseas
-The hunt helps people step out of their comfort zone and be more creative and artistic
-What is Random Acts (www.RandomActs.org)? – how random acts of kindness can have ripple effects
-Random Acts helping build schools and orphanages
-One of the events that changed his life was when an individual gave his family a coupon to a fast food place and got them a motel room when his family was struggling
-How empathy can come from life struggle
-Misha interned for the Clinton administration in the White House.
-He wrote letters as Bill Clinton
-How did Misha transition into acting after his White House job
-Misha’s idea was that he wanted to become famous in order to be more influential so that he could help out as many people as possible, do good for the world
-What tips would he give to an aspiring actor or someone that wants to break into Hollywood
-Why acting credits are more important than building up your school resume when it comes to getting the attention of casting directors and agents.
-Why it’s smart idea to look for acting jobs outside of Los Angeles, Hollywood and New York.
-Fall in love with the process of doing the auditions.
-You have to work harder than anyone else
-How the memory techniques that Luis Angel taught him are helping Misha memorize and learn his script lines much faster and easier. He now feels more confident with his acting performances because of the memory training exercises such as the memory palace.
-Misha explains the “Ass Butt” Supernatural scene
-What happened with the calls and messages that he received when he gave out his phone number