When I see all the Misha stuff from SDCC, I remember the interview Misha gave after he was let go from SPN at the start of season 7, where he said SPN wasn’t a show that a lot of people in the industry looked at. The implication for me was that he knew he wasn’t going to get a lot of offers and he was going to have to work hard to find that next job.

Now, three years later, he’s a major attraction at this Comicon on his own terms, he’s formed all these great bonds with people like John Barrowman, Aisha Tyler, William Shatner, Orlando Jones, based on his SPN work and his own personal appeal.

He doesn’t feel like this jobbing actor who is lucky to have work. He’s there based on his own talent and his own appeal. 

That makes me very happy, because you look at so many actors in this industry and they just rot away once they become even remotely famous. And that doesn’t seem to be happening with Misha. He’s still pretty much the same guy we always knew. He seems happier than ever. 

This man has been called a failure and a loser by certain fans for half a decade now, he’s been told that fans hate him, that he’s a burden to SPN…and just look where he is now. I’m so happy he’s stayed with SPN and I know this is a tough industry, but I don’t feel like he needs the show anymore. I feel like he’s broken through on his own terms, not because of anything or anyone but himself.

I’m so proud.

(via deancasotp)