Castle giving fans will enjoy a blast from the past on Monday when a former sitcom star meets an untimely demise in "Need to Know," as guest star Antonio Sabato Jr. gets his turn to relieve the era of big hair and funky pants.
The veteran took the time to chat with us about working with the boys on Castle, where you'll find his Batman tattoo and his thoughts on Ben Affleck's upcoming role as The Dark Knight.
Tell us a little about your role on this upcoming episode.
Oh yeah. It's been fun working on the show. I mean the crew, the cast, everybody has been awesome. I have the chance to play a role by the name of Ramon Russo. He used to work on a sitcom back in the day. I can't really reveal what's happening but a lot of things are happening with the main cast and myself and what happening in my past.
Had you watched Castle before you took on the role?
I had not. I'd heard about it. Everybody talks about the show, constantly but I'd never watched it. I knew Nathan Fillion and he's just an awesome guy. It was cool to work with him finally. But I will now.
Where did you know Nathan Fillion from?
Just from people we know within the industry and people that he's worked with and I've worked with and we all know each other. It just so happened that we finally got the chance to work together after a long time. We just knew a lot of people in common.
We understand that this episode is sort of the show's take on the '90s teen sitcom Saved By the Bell. Had you ever watched that show?
No, I didn't watch the show, especially when the show came out. I was kind of moving to this country so it was new to me but I'd heard about it. I know all of the people who came from it. They're friends of mine, Mario Lopez and those guys. So this is a little bit based on those characters. It's really a lot of fun and we had the chance to put on some of those clothes that we use to wear back in the day.
Which actors did you work with the most and what was your experience on the show like?
I would say Nathan, and Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever. Those were the main ones. I got to spend time with Stana as well but I didn't get the chance to work with her on this episode.
You've worked on so many shows over the years. Have you had a favorite role or experience?
I guess they're all special. You know in this industry it's amazing because every time you work on something you get the chance to meet new people or make new friends. The situation, the environment, the time is all different. So they're all special. Special in my life and special being with new people and on a new set. I mean Castle was special in it's own way. They're all different. That's why we keep doing all kinds of stuff as actors because every new thing is something altogether. I have lots of respect for what I do and over the years, everything has been, from soap operas to nighttime television and the movies I have made, they've all been special. All of them.