#Adam Fergus plays the role of the intelligent yet smartass character of Mick Davies in this season of "Supernatural." Out of Drogheda, Ireland, the talented actor is also known for his roles in the 2008 romance film "Satellites and Meteorites," the recent TV mini-series' "Roots" and "Clean Break," and "Scandal." Fergus can soon be seen in the fabulous films "The Professor and the Madman" and "The First."
Jensen and Jared make it fun on the set
CB: How has "#Supernatural" changed your life?.
AF: Every show you do has an effect on yourself as an actor. I'll tell you; on a show like "Supernatural," I can see how the show has been running for 12 years. It would only run so long with a certain combination of things that have come together. Good writing, good directing, good storylines. I think it comes from the top down. Working with the likes of Jensen and Jared really brought home the truth that I already knew. The only reason this show is this successful is that these guys are great at what they do, and they're also such good people who run a very positive, and a fun and hard working set. It reaffirms my belief that what we do as actors is so fun, and we are so privileged to do this, that it really just puts a smile on your face. Whether you do one episode or six or 26, you get a really warm feeling from doing good work in a happy environment.
CB: Are you ever recognized by fans?
AF: I was in Palm Springs last week actually. I was having breakfast in a restaurant and this woman came up to me and said I'm so sorry to disturb you, but my daughter is a huge fan of "Supernatural." The fan base is just an incredible bunch of people.
They're so knowledgeable; they're so dedicated, they so appreciate someone from the show reaching out to them, and I think that has had a positive effect on my life.
Incredible environment from the top down
CB: What is a day on the set of "Supernatural" like?
AF: There's a lot of fun on set, joking about, but it's also a very hard working environment. People take their jobs very seriously. Everybody from Jared and Jensen and all the way through are so focused on what they do. The first scene I had with Jared and Jensen, they started just kicking the "mick" out of me, pardon the pun because my name is Mick. You know joking around about this cockney accent I was doing and that they couldn't understand it. The writing is so incredible that it allows for a small bit of riffing or adlibbing in scenes. There's a scene coming up in episode 17 where there's a really fun ad-lib in it.
His latest films
CB: Tell your fans about the roles in your very cool films.
AF: They're amazing.
Starting with "The Professor and the Madman," I would love to say that I have a massive role in that movie, but I do get to play Sean Penn's brother. It's about the compilation of the Oxford English dictionary back in the late 1800's or early 1900's, and it's all a true story. They were not only looking for the definition, the history and evolution of each word through the ages. It was such an honor and a dream of mine to get to work with Sean Penn. "The First" is a fascinating tale about a woman who was forgotten in modern day cinema: Mary Pickford. She was the first and biggest of the silent movie stars to make the transition to talkies. Including her first husband, Owen Moore, and I play Owen Moore. Coincidentally, he grew up about 20 miles from my hometown, so we literally grew up in the same county in Ireland.
Can he still dance the tango?
CB: Are you a romantic at heart, and can you still dance the Tango?
AF: That whole Tango business, right? A girl I worked with years ago was a great dancer and she taught me on set how to dance the Tango. Am I a romantic at heart? I would say yes. I can hear all my ex- girlfriends perking their ears up as I speak. I love giving a romantic gesture. I love being romantic. I think if you are lucky enough to be in love then it's one of those perks. There's nothing like putting a smile on someone else's face. #Men Of Letters