On his fears
Misha Collins: When I was—I think maybe four or five, my dog, Bear, a black Lab, he used to run into the river and fetch sticks that we’d throw, and once we’d thrown a stick in, he came out as a giant black Big Bird—like, Big Bird from Sesame Street. Yeah, so that scared me for a long time, for many years, until I realized it was a dream. And I would actually tell other kids in school, "Can you believe this happened?" I was actually kind of old when I figured it out, I was like ten years old when I was just, "Hmm, no, I think that may not have happened the way I remembered it." So that scared me for a while, but I’m over that now coz I know it was a dream. Yes, other than that—
Misha’s Dad: Bees
Misha Collins: Bees? Yes, I used to be quite afraid of bees. My hand used to swell up whenever I got stung by bees. Uh, what else, dad? [lowers his voice] “Well now that you’ve brought up your weak points, son, let me pull out my binder.” Yeah.
Oh, nuclear holocaust. It was a big one for me. My mom was politically active and we were always going to this nuclear free zone protests, and she wanted me to be educated about it so she constantly talked about the prospect of nuclear obliteration, and it really started to freak me out. So for some reason, when I was growing up, on bright sunny days, when it was a beautiful weather, I was horrified. I would go into these depressive bouts because this is all—this is all gonna be gone. It will all eventually go up in a ball of fire. So, that was a big one for me. I used to have nightmares constantly. And I should probably see therapy, now we’re on the topic.
Other than that, just scary movies of any kind. Even Supernatural scares me. When I was catching up with the show, I was doing marathon viewing sessions. I was doing two episodes at a time, and that’s all I could take. And then I would have nightmares. It’s a scary show. And I can’t remember if it’s a tv show or a movie that I’m watching. "Oh my god! I can’t believe they’re eating each other! Who would do that?!"
Fans: Crazy people!
“I had a moment when I first got on supernatural when I was like, “Oh my god, people are paying attention to me, I have fans, maybe I should cultivate an image and try to seem really cool.” I had this moment of being commercially self conscious and it took maybe a month for me to realize no, this is not who I fucking am, and here’s a picture of me in drag. Which is, by the way, so much more liberating and relaxing. There’s not a more sure fire way to give a stifled, boring, empty, vapid, meaningless interview than trying to say the right thing…”
reasons why this man is my hero
Misha Collins- Seattle Gishwhes Meetup
sometimes i think misha plays a game with himself and its called “how many of my fans am i able to make feel uncomfortable in less than twenty words without being charged with harrassment”
30 days of Supernatural → Day 17: Favorite Cast Member
↳ Misha Collins