Castle – Season 6 – Stana Katic Interview
Looking back at this season-opening arc, it’s clear the job in D.C. didn’t turn out to be what Beckett had imagined.
Stana Katic: I think there were certain compromises that she didn’t expect when she took the job. She’s been a character that’s very focused on justice. And there were probably a few people that should’ve come to justice that, because of the way we’ve set up the D.C. world, they won’t. That doesn’t sit easy with her.
Is that what leads her to leak the information she does to the press?
Katic: The way that [the writers] have set this character up, she has core values that are focused on bringing the bad guy to justice. I don’t think she can work against that. So, because she is who she is, she has to make sure that the victim is safe and that the bad people get put away.
But of course, it costs her the job in D.C. How does that land on Beckett?
Katic: It’s a shock. I think it’s crushing. I mean, it was a dream job and it put her story line on a more international sphere, which is really exciting. And I think that she thought that by doing the right thing, she was doing the right thing for that job and for that world as well. But she was obviously chastised for it [and] got in trouble for it.
Beckett’s work is so key to who she is. How will this affect her emotionally in the coming episodes?
Katic: What she is at her core really is a little bit of a super heroine. She’s someone who wants to help people that aren’t being protected and will extend herself sometimes to her own detriment for people. So, yeah, she is going to be a fish out of water because she won’t have that purpose after she loses this job. She’s not able to go back to the NYPD. And so, she’s kind of floating around for a little bit. And hopefully, she’ll land.
Read full interview at TV Guide