'Castle' star Stana Katic hits the red carpet for Morgan Freeman
Was she compelled by the voice of God?
No, there was nothing supernatural at work when the actress showed up at AFI’s 39th Annual Achievement Award honouring Morgan Freeman (he of the deep voice and often portrayer of omnipresent beings).
Stana Katic stunned red carpet watchers when she turned up at the celebration with her hair streaked with bright blonde highlights in an “up do,” while wearing a vintage-inspired lacy, flow-y full-length gown.
Katic had previously worked with Morgan Freeman in the film “Feast of Love,” which followed a community of friends in Portland.
However, Katic is best known for her role on “Castle” as the feisty detective Kate Beckett, who serves as inspiration for Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and his fictional “Nikki Heat” book series.
Like Fillion, the 33-year-old Katic also hails from Canada, and was born in Hamilton, Ontario.
Katic will be returning to the big screen this fall when she appears in “The Double,” in which she co-stars with Topher Grace, Martin Sheen and Richard Gere. She’ll be playing a Russian prostitute -- a part which she has taken on within the world of “Castle” at least once before. I guess the filmmakers saw something they liked!
The actress has also made previous appearances on “CSI: Miami,” “Heroes,” “24” and “ER.”
In other “Castle” news, rumours are starting to emerge about who will become the new police captain on the series since Captain Montgomery sacrificed his life for Beckett. So far, it’s suggested that it will be a woman filling in the new role, and who will be better at the politics side of the department than the actual police work.
As for Fillion, he’s also got his own thing going on this summer; the geek icon is voicing Hal Jordan in the original animated feature, “Green Lantern: Emerald Nights.” It’s not a “Firefly” sequel, but for Fillion-ites, they will have to make due until “Castle” returns this fall.
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