He’s going from “Supernatural” to the world of Batman.
Misha Collins, finest identified for starring because the angel Castiel on “Supernatural,” performs Harvey Dent on the brand new CW present, “Gotham Knights.”
“The dynamic on set was very completely different,” Collins, 48, instructed The Put up.
“On ‘Supernatural,’ I joined within the fourth season. I used to be the brand new child on a present the place all people was youngsters on a playground. Coming into [“Gotham Knights”], it’s a younger forged – most of whom don’t have expertise on sequence tv – and all people was working onerous to be ready. So, in a humorous approach, I used to be working with a a lot youthful and greener forged who had been extra skilled than the ‘Supernatural’ forged was. It was enjoyable to see the evolution over the course of the season, the place all people began to loosen up and be extra playful.”
Premiering Tuesday, March 14 (9 p.m.), “Gotham Knights” is ready in Gotham, after Bruce Wayne has been killed. It follows his adopted son, Turner Hayes (Oscar Morgan), who varieties an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies, as they’re accused of the crime and should scramble to seek out out who the actual perpetrator is. All of the whereas, district lawyer Harvey Dent (Collins), who’s a buddy of the Wayne household, leads the hunt for the killer.
“It was additionally completely different for me, as a result of I used to be coming in because the outdated dude who had numerous expertise underneath his belt,” mentioned Collins. “Often, I’d discover my youthful forged mates trying to me like, ‘Is that this the way it’s accomplished?’ And I nonetheless consider myself as a toddler. So, it was fascinating to be in that place of being the grown-up on set – not one which I’m terribly effectively suited to!”
Dent can also be the Batman villain “Two-Face,” though his visage remains to be intact at the start of “Gotham Knights.”
“We’re beginning with Harvey Dent because the district lawyer, an iconic aspect character within the Batman universe,” mentioned Collins.
“However we’re slowly evolving the character into the long-lasting villain, Two-Face. Up to now onscreen, the character goes from being the upstanding champion of justice and protector of town to being a villain, due to one horrible incident the place he’s disfigured. What we’re doing with the character is displaying all the cracks in Harvey’s psyche – his historical past of psychological sickness, the abuse of his childhood, after which lastly attending to this catastrophic occasion that’s the straw that breaks the camel’s again. It feels grounded and actual.”
Collins has seen the previous portrayal of Harvey Dent onscreen, and he mentioned he prefers Aaron Eckhart’s model from “The Darkish Knight” to Tommy Lee Jones within the 1995 film “Batman Ceaselessly.”
“I like Tommy Lee Jones as an actor, I am going again and watch his efficiency in ‘The Fugitive’ typically. And on the similar time, I assumed his Two Face was clownish buffoonery that made no sense. Sometime, I’ll meet this appearing legend and he’ll spit on my face for having mentioned that.”
However, although he wasn’t a fan of that model of the character, Collins did share one thing in widespread with him.
“After we had been doing the masks for Two-Face, I’ve a contact lens in my eye, as a result of the attention itself is broken and appears tousled. And the girl who’s an optometrist who did all of the measurements for the lens was like, ‘You already know, humorous coincidence – I additionally did Tommy Lee Jones’ eye for his Two-Face, years in the past!’”
In the meantime, there’s no less than one “Supernatural” spinoff at present airing, prequel sequence “The Winchesters.” Collins mentioned that he would possibly return to that world.
“We had conversations within the first season, but it surely didn’t work out with the timing. However, if there are subsequent seasons of ‘The Winchesters,’ I’m actually open to creating an look.”