Apr 02, 14

TV Weekly Now: Stana Katic Answers Your Questions From Twitter

When we featured Stana Katic on the Jan. 26 cover of TV Weekly, we had an inkling about her popularity and the strong fanbase for the television show Castle.

A few weeks earlier, we received a note from a subscriber in Innsbrook, MO, who explained that he and his friends thoroughly enjoy watching Castle together Monday nights on ABC. He then asked if we would feature their favorite detective, Stana Katic, on the TV Weekly cover.

We were happy to oblige, and ran the story called Queen of the Castle: Stana Katic Says Camaraderie is Key to the Show’s Success in the magazine and on this website.

We then got a much deeper appreciation for Stana Katic’s popularity and learned much more about her legion of “Stanatics.” Our webiste traffic spiked. Emails poured in. And Stanatics were retweeting the story.

We thought Stana might want to know about this, and when we called, we asked if she would answer a few questions from her fans on Twitter.

She agreed, of course, and we had more than 200 questions in no time. Stana couldn’t answer each Tweet, so she tried to answer the most common questions. We’ve provided five questions with Stana’s answers below and we will post another five Q&As tomorrow. Then on Friday, you’ll see another TV Weekly cover which includes Stana.

To all of you who Tweeted questions, thank you. Here we go…

My question for Stana Katic: what’s her favourite book?
Too many to choose: The Master & Margarita, Zorba the Greek, Slim, Crime & Punishment, Anna Karenina, The Giving Tree, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, Middlesex, Hell’s Angels … the list goes on… and on.

Ask Stana Katic: if she had her choice, where she would want the Caskett wedding to be held.
Space. That way it’ll have gravity to it.

To Stana: Which is the last funniest thing you remember from the set of Castle?
Overall, there’s a sweet camaraderie on this set. So, there’s always teasing & having fun. These people have become a family to me after this many years & this much time together.

Stana Katic has such eclectic taste in music I’m curious to know what was 1st CD she ever bought? Looking fwd 2 this interview
Madonna’s Immaculate Collection… I may or may not have taught my little brothers how to Vogue.

Id like to know what shes like doing in her free time
Spend time with family & friends, ride my bicycle, & go to museums/theatre/opera & the movies.

Additional questions added April 3rd:

My question for Stana Katic: whats your favourite episode from castle so far?
“Always.” Fighting with Tahmoh Penikett was great & I loved dangling off the roof… That and “Belly of the Beast.”

Stana, the facial expressions you do on #Castle are those your own or written in the script? #priceless
The producers have electric shock nodes attached to my face to make it do what they want.

re: Stana Katic follow up interview: my question is; what does Stana think of the Name Stanatic’s for her fanbase. Thanks heaps
I try to. My fans are great. They’re this odd mix of poets, outlaws, travelers & teachers. I am incredibly grateful for them.

Qs for Stana: what/who has inspired her in her life? Fav ice cream? She works long hours, who reminds her to eat? 😉 thanks!
Children. They haven’t forgotten how to dream. And the elderly. They got the best stories.

What is the best & the worst of being famous?
First of all, thank you. I’m not sure I would call myself “famous”. But I guess I have enough of a voice that charities & issues that I care about can have a wider reach through me. I’m very lucky to be where I am, doing what I do. There is no downside to that.

Additional questions added April 4 (these three questions were from the editors of TV Weekly).

TV Weekly: You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose?
Scientific American, National Geographic and Conde Nast Traveler.

TV Weekly: If your TV carried just three shows or networks, what would they be?
Castle, Castle and Castle… duh, but also, maybe, Game of Thrones. [We forgot to mention outside of your own show, our bad.]

TV Weekly: What are three things you have to have in your fridge or pantry?
Water, lemons and ice.