I was still groggy from going to bed at 3 a.m. after the karaoke party the night before. I could see who else stayed up as late from the bleary eyes and yawns. Some of us missed the Corin Nemec panel, myself included.
Fan: Were you a fan of Supernatural before you got the part?
AMY: I actually started watching it after. It was daunting as Mary is such a well loved character. I was going for not portraying (the older) Mary. She's younger and hopeful. I tried to make her my own, which worked because they were looking for more Mary's spirit rather than a copy of what was done.
Fan: What was it like working on the set?
AMY: Everyone was so nice. This was only my fourth role so I've gotten so spoiled.When I go on to a set I think, "This is fun but it's not Supernatural."
Fan: Did you know you were auditioning for Mary?
AMY: No, I didn't. They had some other character down when I did the audition. It was only after I got the part they told me who I'd be playing.
Fan: Did you do any preparation to get into your character?
AMY: When I got back to my trailer I'd keep a journal writing out her history/backstory. I'd also twirl knives. *laughs* I miss that knife.
AMY: Matt of course. *laughs* He's sweet and good looking. Just look at our children! The kiss with Mitch was harder. Mitch really was like a father to me and then I had to kiss him. Poor Mitch was so nervous that day. He kept chewing gum. The only direction I got during the kissing scene was "Resist."
Sometimes it's difficult as the first scene you do with an actor is either kissing or a sex scene.
Fan: Why do you hate the Impala?
AMY: You can't put car seats in the Impala! (a fan mentioned they should do a scene where the boys are born in the Impala)
Fan: What was it like working with Julie McNiven (Anna)?
AMY: We spent a lot time together on the fight sequences and we became friends. I gave a speech at Julie's wedding. Afterward Julie's dad came up to me and said "Are you the one who tried to kill my daughter?" Well, she tried to kill me first! *laughs*
Fan: What's the auditioning process like?
AMY: Sometimes you walk into a room and see a bunch of supermodels. You think, "Well, I'm not going to get the part." but you never know. Maybe they don't want a supermodel. You never know what they're looking for so you got to try.
Fan: You've died in a lot of your previous roles.
AMY: I have. At least with Mary she starts out dead so I can never die. *laughs*
Fan: I loved the awkward family road trip scene.
AMY: What I remember most about filming that was Jared on the phone talking to Genevieve and giving her instructions on how to pop his dog's anal glands.
Fan: How'd you get into acting?
AMY: When I was a girl I wanted to play Roxie Hart. I told my parents I was going to play her which is probably horrifying for a parent to hear their little girl say. *laughs* I did play her when I got older.
Fan: What song would you sing at karaoke?
AMY: Lady Gaga's "Born This Way."
Fan: Who would you take with you to a desert island?
AMY: My family and friends. It's not as exciting as say Brad Pitt, but everyone knows something (cooking, etc.) and would be useful on a desert island.