When we featured Stana Katic on the Jan. 26 cover of TV Weekly, we had an inkling about her popularity and the strong fanbase for the television show Castle.
A few weeks earlier, we received a note from a subscriber in Innsbrook, MO, who explained that he and his friends thoroughly enjoy watching Castle together Monday nights on ABC. He then asked if we would feature their favorite detective, Stana Katic, on the TV Weekly cover.
We were happy to oblige, and ran the story called Queen of the Castle: Stana Katic Says Camaraderie is Key to the Show’s Success in the magazine and on this website.
We then got a much deeper appreciation for Stana Katic's popularity and learned much more about her legion of "Stanatics." Our webiste traffic spiked. Emails poured in. And Stanatics were retweeting the story.
We thought Stana might want to know about this, and when we called, we asked if she would answer a few questions from her fans on Twitter.
She agreed, of course, and we had more than 200 questions in no time. Stana couldn’t answer each Tweet, so she tried to answer the most common questions. We've provided five questions with Stana's answers below and we will post another five Q&As tomorrow. Then on Friday, you'll see another TV Weekly cover which includes Stana.
To all of you who Tweeted questions, thank you.
Here we go...
|Stana Katic on another TV Weekly cover|
TV Weekly: You're at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose?
Stana: Scientific American, National Geographic and Conde Nast Traveler.
TV Weekly: If your TV carried just three shows or networks, what would they be?
Stana: Castle, Castle and Castle... duh, but also, maybe, Game of Thrones. [We forgot to mention outside of your own show, our bad.]
TV Weekly: What are three things you have to have in your fridge or pantry?
Stana: Water, lemons and ice.
Additional questions added April 3.
@TVWeeklyNow My question for Stana Katic: whats your favourite episode from castle so far?— Just call me Lovatic (@MissTatyG) February 17, 2014
@TVWeeklyNow does Stana ever watch herself on castle and projects and laughs at the faces and emotions she makes?— Anthea (@Anth3aG) February 17, 2014
@TVWeeklyNow re: Stana Katic follow up interview: my question is; what does Stana think of the Name Stanatic's for her fanbase. Thanks heaps— Grace (@BabyCastle09) February 18, 2014
@TVWeeklyNow Qs for Stana: what/who has inspired her in her life? Fav ice cream? She works long hours, who reminds her to eat? ;) thanks!— James (@jriversx) February 18, 2014
Questions from April 2.
@TVWeeklyNow My question for Stana Katic: what's her favourite book?
— Sole Zapata (@Sole_Zapata) February 17, 2014
@TVWeeklyNow Ask Stana Katic: if she had her choice, where she would want the Caskett wedding to be held.— Rita Tutschulte (@Ritutsch) February 17, 2014
@TVWeeklyNow To Stana: Which is the last funniest thing you remember from the set of Castle?— Stana Katic Spain (@StanaKaticES) February 17, 2014
@TVWeeklyNow Stana Katic has such eclectic taste in music I'm curious to know what was 1st CD she ever bought? Looking fwd 2 this interview— cathie r (@aussiecate16) February 19, 2014
@TVWeeklyNow Id like to know what shes like doing in her free time— Olivia (@olinha_) February 17, 2014