Courtney Richter was fabulous in her role as Claudette in this week’s Supernatural episode “The Bad Seed.” Best known from her guest roles in Bates Motel and her new short film Heartbeats, this Northern Ontario small town girl has been busy lately. Get to know Courtney as she shares a little about herself and her experience on the set of the episode Jensen Ackles directed.
Q. You play the role of Claudette in the third episode of Supernatural’s season 11 called “The Bad Seed.” How did the cast and crew welcome you? Was the experience everything people say it is?
A. “The entire cast and crew are absolutely fantastic. Truly everyone from the AD’s, hair/makeup, craft services, wardrobe, sound guys, DOP and stunts to Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Ruth Connell are all kind, professional and hardworking. They really are a family. You can tell they all know on a much deeper level then most sets and yet they are so warm and welcoming to new comers. It was a pleasure to work on from start to finish.”
Q. I noticed that you had a guest role in the series Bates Motel. What can you share about your experience on the set?
A. “Bates Motel was an actor’s dream. The level of talent on that show is unreal. I was in the lucky position that my scene was one on one with Nestor Carbonell. Nestor is one of the kindest, most humble actors I have ever had the pleasure to work with and I am pretty sure anyone who has ever worked with him would agree. I learned a lot on Bates Motel and I feel I am a much better actor because of it. The crew was also so easy going yet professional and fun to work with.”
Q. What can you share about your role on the short film Heartbeats?
A. “It was a whole different kind of challenge. Working with a young writer/Director and crew is always a great learning experience for everyone involved. You get to learn everyone’s role on the set a lot more intimately and see where mistakes can be made and solved across the board. It is great chance to experiment and grow.”
Q. Just LOVE your Twitter cover photo with Lucy and Ethel and that epic candy assembly line scene. By chance, are you a fan of old classic TV shows? Any favorites?
A. “I am so glad you liked it. That scene has always connected with me because simple tasks seem to go disastrously wrong once I get involved. HaHa. In fact I’m a huge classic TV fan. My mother grew up a big fan of TV and in turn I grew up with a lot of her favorite shows from childhood. I Love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched are among my favorite. I wanted to discover I had secret witch powers like Samantha so bad when I was a child.”
re with your fans?
A. “I am generally not very co-ordinated but I can throw a football better than most men I know and I am very talented at singing off key.”