If you’ve ever watched Public Broadcasting, you’ve probably seen a show called “Inside the Actor’s Studio”, hosted by a gentleman named James Lipton. The vast majority of them are on YouTube now as well, so you can catch them there.
I’ve often wondered how some of the characters I enjoy on the page and screen would respond. Here are three of those, based on the questions he asks at the end of every interview.
And now, the Characters participating this week: (*I’m going with ones who won’t give risque answers, so little eyes can still read this*)
So, on with the questions! Mr. Lipton, you have the stage.
1. What is your favorite word?
2. What is your least favorite word?
Cas: Metatron. Wait, can it be a name? I should pick another. Maybe despair. No, I still think that Metatron is worser. Is worser a real word? Why are humans so complicated with their words?
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Doc: My TARDIS. She understands me.
Dany: Vanquishing my enemies, seeing my dragon babies, and knowing I will be victorious.
Cas: Spiritually. What do you mean that’s not an answer? I answered it.
4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Doc: Disingenuous species who are bent on universal destruction. Yes, Daleks.
Dany: Jorrah Mormont. May I add physically as well to that?
Cas: I guess out of those three choices, I’d have to say emotionally. Again, I don’t understand why you’re telling me that isn’t an answer. It clearly is, I answered it. Humans are weird.
5. What sound or noise do you love?
Doc: My TARDIS. She’s beautiful.
Dany: My dragons, flying freely.
Cas: Aren’t sounds noises and vice versa? Why do I have to choose which one I love? What if I only mildly like sound or moderately enjoy noise? See? It’s the same thing. I don’t understand these questions at all. Can I just call Dean? He’d know what you’re looking for.
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Dany: Children crying in slave chains, including my dragons.
Cas: OH! You want me to PICK a sound or a noise! Why didn’t you ask that before? I don’t like people suffering. Unless it’s Crowley. Or Metatron. No, not even them. I can’t lie. I just want them destroyed. End the suffering but give me silence. Yeah. I like silence. That’s a good sound. What do you mean it’s not a sound? You’re an assbutt.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Doc: It’s non-translatable from Gallifreyan.
Dany: It’s non-translatable from High Valyarian.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Doc: I am limited to only one? Where’s the fun in that? Who in their right mind would only want one profession at a time? I’d lose my mind from boredom.
Dany: Other than ruling the 7 Kingdoms and being pronounced the Queen Mother Khaal and Mother of Dragons and all the other titles I have, I’d probably want to be named Queen North of the Wall as well. I deserve all of the lands under my leadership. Everyone would benefit from me and my dragons ruling with fairness and equality.
Cas: Would I get paid for this other profession? While I was in mortal form, I did like cheeseburgers. Could I get paid in cheeseburgers? I was really good at that gas station job. Maybe I could do that again. But I don’t want to leave my rightful profession. I worked hard to get my grace back.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Doc: President of Earth. But someone’s gotta own that title apparently, so I guess it’s me.
Dany: I’m not answering this. I don’t need to. I won’t be doing anything but my rightful profession, which everyone can see, is right for me.
Cas: Crowley’s job (King of Hell), Hellhound pooper scooper, anything that will make Dean mad. I don’t think I would be very good as a stand-up comedian. Or a pop singer.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Doc: The new face suits ye, and yer finally a ginger!
Dany: Thank you for righting all the injustices and obliterating the usurping thieves. Your family has been vindicated by the ashes of their enemies.
Cas: *starts to sob uncontrollably*