What. Is. Happening?????
Why is Misha Collins following me on Twitter??
Anonymous asked: What were you referring about Maison's birth? (in your answer to Dacii) Don't answer if you don't want to, I'm just being curious...
Misha said this during aecon4
I told production, you know, ‘I’m having a baby’ —Maison, my daughter— ‘I’m having a baby in September, so do me a favour and try to write me light in those episodes, so you can maybe move stuff around.’ The episode right before the baby was due, the episode where the baby was due, and the episode right after that, were the heaviest episodes that I’ve had all season. And then after that, it was like, ‘Ah, and then he’s off for five or six episodes.’ I was like, ‘Thanks a lot, guys! Super helpful.’
So, my wife, her water broke, and I called the studio and said, ‘Hey guys, the water broke, I’m not coming in today.’
And they were like, ‘Oh, God. Well, if the baby comes, maybe you can come in later today?’
And I said, ‘Okay, but I think I’m probably gonna try to take the whole day off.’
And they said, ‘Well, we’ll check in with you around lunchtime.’
So they called like, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ It was really funny, because the producer kept calling, and trying to be like, ‘Ahh, how’s it going? How’s the baby?’ But he didn’t give a shit. He was just like, are you gonna come in later today or not?
So the end of the day came, and the baby hadn’t come, and we called the midwife. And production called and said ‘What’s going on?’
And I said, ‘Well, the baby still hasn’t come.’
And they said, ‘You’re gonna be in tomorrow, right?’
And I said, ‘I… I mean, I think so? I’m gonna call the midwife.’
I called the midwife and said, ‘The water broke, is this, you know, is this normal?’
The midwife said, ‘Definitely. The baby will definitely be born by tomorrow.’
So I called them back and said ‘Guys, don’t worry. I should be in tomorrow. Baby’s gonna be born tonight.’
Overnight… baby wasn’t born. Next morning, production calls, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’
'Uh, well, it's going good; it's not going great, I mean, the baby's not born yet. So I'm not coming in.'
And they said, ‘Well, maybe you could come in, and then if the baby starts to come, go home.’
And I said, ‘…no. Not coming in.’
And they said, ‘Okay. But it’s gonna be definitely born today, right?’
And I called the midwife and said, ‘Is it definitely gonna be born today? ‘Cause everybody’s getting kinda nervous.’
And the midwife said, ‘Absolutely.’
I called back, I said ‘The baby is definitely, definitely— the baby promises it’s gonna be born. Because apparently, in 99.9% of cases, with women who have already had a baby, once the water breaks, it’s born within 24 hours. So we’re safe.’
Apparently, we’re the .1% that that doesn’t happen to, because the next day, the baby still wasn’t born. And they were freaking out. And I was freaking out, ‘cause I mean, it’s one thing, on a production, to miss one day. To miss two days is not cool. To miss three days, they start calling the insurance company, because they literally have to stop production and it’s a big deal for them. You know, it costs them maybe a couple hundred thousand dollars a day.
And so they say, ‘Well, can they… could they surgically remove the baby?’
And I’m like, ‘No, we’re not gonna surgically remove the baby! Just, just be patient.’
They’re not patient. So, finally the baby was born, but I missed three days. And then as soon as the baby was born, they were like, ‘Great! Can you come in now?’ And I did. That was good. That was fun. Although other than the studio breathing down our necks the whole time, it went very smoothly. But the studio was very stressful to deal with.”
#lmao they had nine monhs to prepare and work out the schedule properly#but nah man let’s treat misha like trash#wank for ts#they treated him and vicki horrible when west was born too#telling him his character was dead so they moved out of their condo and shipped everything back to LA#only to be told to come back a few months later#(also that producer he mentions is robert singer just fyi)
also in the beginning of season 5, when Cas went through some changes and was slowly getting more human, Misha went to Singer who was directing the episode and asked him about character motivation and such, and Singer answered him with "Oh no, you’re not going to be one of those actors, are you?"
I was doubting between posting this or referring indirectly about this… but somehow I think it’s time to share it because… this is really nuts.
And I really hope
ifwhen he signs for Season 10, they will start treating him better, because Misha is a piece of heaven and it bothers me terribly when I read this kind of things.
About the fact that a director dismisses an actor because he wants to prepare his character… seriously, I have no words, but I understand a lot.
Yes, he told this story to us at Chi Con too…. It was clear that he was very frustrated about it.
Seems like a common story though. David Hewlett on Stargate Atlantis asked for a light episode when his wife was due. Nope. In most of the episode with shitloads of exposition and half the time in aged make-up. They wrapped and he was still picking off the make-up when his son was born the next day.
I don’t think they were being assholes to either Misha or David in particular. They just don’t give a shit about anyone. Their mindset is it’s business, they’ve got a job to do, so do it. Personal life you say? Child being born? Here, take a look at this list of fucks we don’t give.
It fucking sucks.
This isn’t a problem with one or two producers; it’s an industry-wide problem. The way that they shoot TV shows in America makes it almost impossible to accommodate actors for medical leave. It’s much worse for working actresses who get pregnant because the pregnancy eventually becomes visible and they have to take more time off.
I just watched the video where Misha talks about his self-harm. I can’t believe the audience are laughing.
I started crying. Misha is obviously trying to tell people these things and what do we do? Laugh at him.
Honestly I am so angry right now. Having been through depression, I know how difficult it is to tell people openly. And then being laughed at? I can’t think of anything worse.
They were laughing because Misha was making a joke about it. I don’t think Misha was bothered at all. He likes to joke about his troubles.
A post on my dash earlier today made me ponder a bit about how badly Misha is treated by the producers and writers. I haven’t thought about, not really, thinking back on the various (documented, vids from cons) sources and putting things together.
Disclaimer: It’s my thoughts on it; it is nothing but speculation. Yes, I could find all the sources and link to them, but I’d rather be writing another 2-3K of Debriel, so excuse me for not giving a damn.
Here it goes, feel free to disagree with me, I’m aggressively detesting all attempts at bullying anywhere, so I might be hypersensitive…
But Misha is being bullied. Why? You might disagree because OMG, he’s a regular at a reasonably popular series and all. He gets paid, probably not in small amounts. Only many adults experiencing bullying are paid, hired, and doing their jobs.
Of course we cannot know exactly how the working conditions are for Misha, but he mentions being yelled at while working (yeah, thanks, Jared, stop making Misha look bad! ;0)), he is excluded from the decisions (as when J2 are called to meetings and Misha is left out), his pleas for an easy workload around the birth of his kids is not only ignored, but outright made as horrible as it can be (when he asks for time off and they ask that his wife to get the baby “surgically removed”. He is misinformed, he is kept outside the main storyline in the new scripts and when he’s there, his character is fucked up, as if the writers are attempting to make the viewers dislike Cas (murder, rape, ridicule, all sorts of OOC dude-bro crap).
What makes me think that it might be like that is that we know that Misha was once before the victim of bullying. Contrary to common belief, the victim does not have a particular behaviour that ‘triggers’ the bullies. No, it’s the dynamics in a certain group that is the problem. And that it gets to him is underlined by the fact that he speaks about it at cons. The problem for Misha, being smart, adult and able to hold his own, is that early bullying leaves one with a ‘blind spot’ to how bad it actually is.
Which is probably why he hasn’t left, despite being firmly advised against signing for another season by his agent (clever woman). That and because he loves working with Jensen and Jared. And Jensen. A lot.
There is little doubt that Cas pulls in a not insubstantial amount of viewers (personally, I’m done with SPN if Cas goes, although the current writers are doing a damned good job making me stop watching anyway). Current season and Cas’s abysmally poorly written storyline makes me believe that TPTB keeps him for that reason only, while they are trying to kill off angels, and just about every connection that the Winchesters have with anyone. Maybe they’re trying to get the monster-of-the-week roadshow back, I don’t know.
What I do know, however, is that if I were Misha
I’d have hot sex with JensenI’d get the hell out of Dodge faster than you can say fuck you Robert Singer, despite everything, despite the love for the show and its actors.
You’re kind of on to something here, except that it’s normal in the industry that the actors have nothing to do with storyline and character decisions. It’s only in very unusual circumstances that an actor would be consulted about a script. Misha knows this; he has very adult expectations regarding this.
The thing about the birth is an unfortunate reality regarding the way TV is made. I honestly think the producers tried to make it so Misha would have time off for the birth, but just miscalculated by a couple of weeks. It’s not a normal job. Misha not working for a few days meant that everyone else had to stop working as well. It puts the whole production at risk. I don’t think they’d do that deliberately.
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First of all, that BMI assessment is super misleading. I’m about 5’3”-5’4” and 145-150 lbs. (160-163 cm, 65.8 - 68 kg for you Euros). Notice how I say “about” and use ranges? That’s because I can’t measure my own height and weight with any more precision. A person’s body weight is going to fluctuate by about 2- 4 pounds per day; height will decrease by about 1% during the day. And that’s without taking into account clothing, shoes, posture, whether or not you’ve taken a dump, etc.
My point is that my current numbers just happen to be right on the edge of 25, the cutoff point between “normal” and “overweight.” My BMI ranges from 24.9 to 26.6, depending on what values I use. It tends more towards the “overweight” range, definitely, which is why I’m looking at this program, but it’s silly to report a number like 25.7 and tell me that it means that I “have an increased risk of … heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and abnormal blood fats.” It’s more than silly; it’s wrong.
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