Supernatural’s Misha Collins: The Show Is “Gratuitously Misogynistic”
Most Supernatural fans are waiting breathlessly for tonight's season finale, but they might not like what one cast member is saying about the show.
The show's attitude towards women has long been debated by viewers, and now cast member Misha Collins is weighing in, according to Hypable.
“I’m frankly surprised by the show,” Misha told the crowd at a recent Supernatural convention. “[T]here are certain small ways in which the show is sort of gratuitously misogynistic when it doesn’t need to be."
"Sorry, people who write the show and everybody who works on it and everything," the 38-year-old actor adds by way of a half-hearted disclaimer.
Misha — who plays Castiel on the show — wishes that the show wouldn't be so quick to get rid of the female characters.
"There’s stupid things on the show that they shouldn’t do," Misha explains. "Like, why do they have to say ‘bitch’ and kill all the women?"
“Or, um, you have killed every other female character who had more than a two-episode arc,” he says. “Do you have to take this one?”
The actor points out that he doesn't always enjoy reading the scripts.
"When I read the scripts, I cringe sometimes," he says. "Yeah, there’s a million other things you could say, you don’t need to do this."
Wow! Talk about harsh. We wonder the show's writers will have to say about this.
Misha is best known for Supernatural but has also had recurring roles on ER and 24.
If Misha were looking to get fired, this seems like a solid way to do it.