'Castle' is one of my guilty pleasure shows. It's a bit dumb, but it's fun!! Stana Katic plays, of course, Detective Kate Beckett to Nathan Fillion's Richard Castle.
I have noticed Stana Katic pop up in a couple of movies, like when I was watching 'The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice' (2008). However, I was stunned last night. STUNNED.
We're watching 'The Shield' - I missed it when it was originally airing. Stana Katic popped up in two consecutive episodes: season 3 (2004), episodes 14 and 15. We saw her name in the starting credits, and then waited for her to show up... and waited... and waited.
Episode 14, we didn't see her. Episode 15 was looking like a miss too... until we realised that the woman on screen, the one who looked nothing like Stana Katic, sounded exactly like Stana Katic. A quick trip to IMDB told us that, yes, that was in fact her...
I'm not totally sure why I am blogging this - random, I know! Like I said: I was stunned by how different she looked.
So, from 2004 to 2009's 'Castle' major stuff happened...
This first image is from 2004, S03:14 of 'The Shield' - profile doesn't look like her
Also from 'The Shield'
Finally a front-on shot, from 'The Shield'. Do you recognise Castle's Stana Katic here?!
To me it's not just the nose. I know a nose changes a face... But this seems like different brow/eye area, face shape, nose...
Let's take a look at a year later, 2005. Stana was in an episode of 'The Closer'. Looking a little more recognisable?!
2005, an episode of 'ER'.
A year later, 2006, Stana plays Diana Palos in the unaired pilot for a potential TV show called 'Faceless'. I'm starting to see Kate Beckett now!
And an episode of 'Brothers and Sisters' in 2006... Potentially shot before 'Faceless' (above) maybe? old nose vs. new nose??
Moving into 2007, she is in 'Heroes'
2009 'Castle' started...
Season 2 (2009/10)
Season 3 (2010/11)
Season 4 (2011/12)
Season 5 (2012/13)
So, 2004 vs. June 2013...
I'll stop judging people now!!