About a month ago my friend confused Misha Collins with Sebastian Stan. I teased her; she told me to shut up because they look totally look alike. I denied it and kept teasing her.
I take it back. And apologize. BECAUSE LOOK AT THEM.
I would be perfectly fine with them playing relatives, yes. They’re…eight years apart it looks like, so it could work.
Castiel looks a lot like Misha Collins….
so does Jimmy Novak, it’s really weird
So I take out my psychology book to read and it so happens to open to
and now I wonder what a Misha truly is.
Why you shouldn’t watch Karla
Because I get asked a lot.
1. The content of the movie is very disturbing. Some of the content is implied or off-screen, and there is little nudity or blood, but some of it is very graphic and explicit. The content includes the following: multiple rapes, both consensual and non-consensual BDSM, brief forced incest, multiple incidents of kidnap and murder, exhibitionism, a brief incident of mutilation of a dead body, multiple rapes of underage persons, sexist language, physical, sexual, and verbal spousal abuse, forced drugging, infidelity, a suicide attempt, and brief animal abuse.
2. The movie is based on the true stories of Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo and it is still very controversial. When news reached Canada that U.S.-based producers were making a movie based on this story, Canadians were horrified and even suggested passing legislation that would make it possible for the families of the victims to sue the producers. Eventually, the families and the filmmakers came to a compromise, but many people boycotted the film. You can read articles about the controversy over the film “Karla” here. (It’s arranged newest-first, so scroll down and read up.)
3. Even the people who worked on the movie admit it’s difficult to watch. The hair stylist wrote on her blog, “For me I have to say, staying through some of the harsh scenes were quite difficult.” Sarah Foret, who played one of the victims, said, “It was so horrific to learn the details. I had nightmares for a couple months after filming.”
4. My biggest concern is that the conditions on the set were terrible. Misha said, “It was a weird, really poorly run set. The director was a total creep. They ended up taking a restraining order against him at the end of the shoot because he threatened to come into the production offices and shoot everyone.”
Two instances that Misha recounted might amount to sexual harassment. One instance, according to Misha, was before the production proper started, when he was rehearsing with Laura Prepon’s acting coach, who Misha describes as “this psychotic guy in the Valley.” The acting coach had the two get physical with each other, which made Misha uncomfortable.
Another incident Misha described involved the director and writer of the script, who said to Misha after the rape scenes, “That was really hot.” Misha said he felt repulsed.
Although Misha didn’t use the words “sexual harassment” to describe it, I think it might qualify. In any event, it’s very disturbing.
Misha did not cope well with filming. He’s talked about crying and nightmares: “I had this one crying scene and, after we did the last cut, I couldn’t stop crying. coming home from a funeral every dayThe camera wasn’t rolling any more but I couldn’t stop crying and I had difficulty sleeping the first week of shooting. It was real. It was intense.” He said he felt like he was coming home from a friend’s funeral every day. Misha also said he was having Paul Bernardo’s dreams and having moments when he was involuntarily going into character when he was running, something Misha normally enjoys and does for stress relief.
These were very visible signs of someone who is under stress and needs support, but as far as I can tell, the director only made things worse. He banned Misha’s wife and friends from visiting the set to keep him away from “distractions.”
I’ve worried that some of the other actors, especially the female actors, may have been treated badly on the set. The only interview I can find with any actress involved in the film is with Sarah Foret, who says that Misha was “exceptionally sweet and caring,” and took care to make sure she was okay after shooting scenes, and the hair stylist also described Misha as being very kind and totally unlike the character he was playing, but beyond that I can’t find anything about the film. Which is in itself alarming. Why can’t I find any press that Laura Prepon did for the movie? She is the star of the film. It’s very disturbing.
5. Lastly, if you are a fan of Misha Collins, you should know that Misha has repeatedly asked people not to watch the movie. I know some fans might want to watch the movie after they hear that Misha has multiple sex scenes. The truth is, Misha has only two or three very brief sex scenes in the movie. The rest are rape scenes. These are very different.
If you just want to watch Misha, there are multiple other options available: “Stonehenge Apocalypse,” “Girl, Interrupted,” “Par 6,” “Finding Home,” and “Moving Alan” have roles with Misha and these are all highly enjoyable. He also has guest spots on E.R., NCIS, CSI, CSI:NY, 24, Monk, and other shows. If you want to watch Misha in a role where he has blonde hair, try “Finding Home” and 24. He also has significant sex scenes in 24 and E.R. You don’t need to watch “Karla.”
More information on “Karla”:
Karla star encounters a hostile audience
WHEN IS A MOVIE MORE THAN A MOVIE? THE FILMMAKERS BEHIND KARLA STAND BY WHAT’S SHAPING UP TO BE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Interview with Michael D Sellers
Articles on the film “Karla” (previously called “Deadly”)
Canada greets ‘Karla’ with outrage
“Karla”: Taking on the Role of Psychotic Killer was no Walk in the Park for Collins
Playing Bernardo shook actor
Misha Collins; Not really a Serial Killer, More like an Angel sent to Haiti
Movie gave her ‘nightmares’: Actress plays murder victim in Homolka film
For actor Misha Collins, playing Paul Bernardo became an unwelcome trip into his own dark side
Karla Press Release: INTERVIEW WITH MISHA COLLINS
Misha talking about Karla:
David Karp hands over tumblr to Yahoo, for all he knows this is a harmless decision. Yahoo begins to laugh menacingly. David Karp does not know what he has done. He looks up and see’s figures falling from the sky. As they begin to get closer to earth he realises that they all look like misha collins. There are millions of flaming misha collins falling from the sky.
The real mishapocalypse has begun.