258 West Authentic Interviews with Supernatural’s Julie McNiven & Rob Benedict

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Supernatural Angels Want Mad Men’s Hildy Dead

This week on the CW’s Supernatural (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET), a religious young woman named Anna is wanted dead by the angels, yet wanted alive by the demons of hell. Say what?! Guest-star Julie McNiven – whom you might recognize as Pete’s gal Friday, Hildy, on Mad Men – shares a look at how her mild-mannered character gets caught in the middle of a most unholy war. TVGuide.com: Anna can hear the voices of angels. How is it that Sam and Dean learn of her existence? Julie McNiven: Ruby finds out about me – I don’t know if she reveals her source — and then tells Sam and Dean about this girl who can hear angels’ conversations. I’m locked up in a mental institution because, obviously, people think I’m insane. TVGuide.com: How does Anna know that it’s angels she’s hearing? McNiven: Because their conversations are all about the war that’s brewing between Heaven and Hell, between the angel soldiers and the demon soldiers. When she hears about how Lucifer will bring the apocalypse … Well, that attracts the boys’ interest. TVGuide.com: It also draws the interest of a demon named Alistair. McNiven: Yeah, and he’s a big-time demon with greater powers than Ruby has. TVGuide.com: He wants to take you to Hell for an “interrogation”…. McNiven: Where they can torture me as much as they need to because I’m human. It’s a scary thing having the angels want me dead and the demons wanting me alive. Either way, I’m kind of screwed! TVGuide.com: Do angels Castiel and Uriel make their intentions clear, or is their agenda sort of sprung on Anna? McNiven: In my first episode [of two], they just come out and say it. That’s when you realize I’m stuck in the middle of a horrible situation. Of course, Sam and Dean are then stuck in the middle,...