Terri Edda Miller on what Stana Katic brings to the role of Beckett that no one else could have: “Her physicality. Her eyerolls, her looks to Castle, the way she moves - nobody else moves like she does or reacts like she does. I think that she’s unique that way.”
Stana and I spend almost every day together, and it’s nice to know that you can count on the person you’re working with. - Nathan Fillion
“That’s the way I continuously approach my life. I just want to breathe it in, I want to soak it up, I want to devour it.” - Stana Katic
That was always my fear. And shame on me, because I always think if you finally give the audience what they’ve been wanting, what is left to want? But we’re treating [the Castle/Beckett relationship] like - and I’m hoping this is very clever, I’m thinking it’s very clever - this is actually the beginning. So what we’ve been witnessing is a long and protracted beginning. We’ve been waiting for this to finally happen. All right, finally now we can get started. Here is now the beginning.
I think something that you guys here do really, really well is: take shows, have incredible stories and then finish strong and wrap ‘em up. And that’s something I can really appreciate. What I don’t want to see happen to Castle is, I don’t wanna see it die a slow death and be forced out. I would like to do 6 years, maybe 7 years if it’s strong enough at that point and then wrap it up. 6 years would be great, wouldn’t it? I mean that’s just even too much to ask for. But I would love to end strong.
What I was missing were the great characters in the shows…where the shows were as much about the people solving the crimes as they were about the crimes themselves.
The Never Ending List Of Flawless Women [in no order] : Stana Katic
The luxury of creativity wasn’t afforded to my parents because they had to build a life, and they had to survive, so I feel very lucky that I’ve gotten to pursue a creative life.
When I say “I love you,” its not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, and how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what and who you are.
It’s the everything else that tells you you’re in love. It’s the constant grooming of each other. The constant looking at each other. That’s a couple in love. That’s when you see someone in love. They always do those things. That’s when you believe the characters. It’s not the obvious things, the kissing and stuff. It’s the being able to talk two inches from each other’s nose. That intimacy is so strong that you buy it.
uIf you’ve played the chemistry for long enough, and still the characters don’t get together, then you’re just manipulating the viewer. And I don’t like that.
It’s not wrong for us to have a woman who is sweet, kind, vulnerable, strong, angry, ambitious, and loving all in one package. We can do that, and I think that’s a character I admire and look forward to continue playing.
She was on that typical Manhattan-ite, society girl path, then a personal tragedy struck, and she shifted course, and joined the police force to become a detective. I think she’s driven by her need to see justice prevail and her empathy toward victims and their families - Stana on what drives her character Det. Kate Beckett