As has been mentioned before, there is very, very, very little that can be said about CASTLE’s premiere without spoiling too much of what goes down (not to mention ruin the two big cliffhangers the show has set up). But there’s also a fascinating new character, McCord (played by former HOUSE star Lisa Edelstein), who is joining the show for a multi-episode arc, and I really wanted to talk a little bit more about her.
So, thankfully, Edelstein was game to dodge the potential spoiler bombs with me and discuss joining the show, her character, and more…
What led you to CASTLE?
Lisa Edelstein: They called. The last couple of years have been very interesting, because I’ve been trying to be very picky about what I do, and sometimes it’s shows I’m not familiar with, so I have to ask around. So my mother is a huge fan. [Laughs] She was very insistent. This was a wonderful opportunity, and I’m so happy I did it.
It was so fun joining the cast for their first episode back of the season, because it felt like I was beginning everything with them, as opposed to jumping on in the middle when it’s like you’re jumping on to a moving train.
That’s great. I know you’re really limited in what you can say, but what can you tease about McCord and her relationship with Beckett and Castle?
LE: I really think McCord is a mentor to Beckett. They really like each other, there’s a mutual respect, but she challenges Beckett. She’s there to make Beckett better. She respects and admires Beckett, she sees a lot of potential in her. She wants to teach her how to be better, faster, stronger.
And Castle, is sort of the mystery, as to why he is anywhere that they are.
For the full interview head on over to Give Me My Remote.