Any girl that’s in a professional setting has to have a certain amount of decorum, but there’s always a different story going on, when she goes home. That’s probably what really attracts Castle. There are moments when she says, “Maybe there’s a bit more Nikki Heat in me than you know.” That’s always sitting behind a gate and, hopefully, we continue to find more opportunities to let him peak in on those kinds of spaces. Even if we get a chance to go and see her doing her thing on the side, without having the perspective of a character from the precinct, I think those would be really fabulous opportunities to see Kate’s wild side. And then, you learn stuff like she studied in Russia, and she can quick-change and become a crazy, amazing super-spy. That stuff shows you the edge that she has in the background.
Stana Katic on making Kate Beckett more loose and sexy.
You just keep on keeping on with the sexier side of Beckett, Stana. None of us mind even a little.
Nope, no one. Most of all, my boyfriend doesn’t mind.
“I’ll see Stana running up and down the lot with some kid and I’ll say, ‘Who is that?’ just assuming it’s one of her relatives. And she’ll say, ‘Oh, this? This is so-and-so’s daughter.’ All the producers bring their kids to the set and they’re all in love with this girl. They’re all, ‘Staaana!’”