Normal interview questions are fine for most, but we like to get a bit, well, absurd with our guests. Sandra McCoy was happy to comply! And for those of you who may be uninformed, the Jared she speaks of is Jared Padalecki from The CW’s Supernatural.
What is something you can’t live without?
Other than Jared? Burger King or McDonalds. Really, my only honest answer could be food related and I think I go through a drive through at least daily for sure. I’m a sucker for fried food especially if it’s purchased via drive through.
Name a song that means a lot to you
I don’t know there are so many. Jared and I are very much music people and he makes me CDs a lot and there are so many songs. . . We’re thinking about this obviously because we’re trying to think about the song that we’ll dance to at our wedding. I just can’t pick one.
What is a talent you wish you had?
Singing!!! (She proclaims with a deep passion) I really want to sing. I fool myself in the shower and I think I have potential but I don’t. I wish I could sing so badly. I went to see Wicked, and the woman who plays Elphaba, Eden Espinoza, has the most incredible voice in the world. Every time I go I say, ‘I’m going to do everything I can, I’m going to take lessons and do this and that because I need to sing like her,’ but you don’t learn to sing like that.
You have $200 to spend at your favorite store. What’s it going to be?
Probably Borders, I’m at Borders all the time. I’m a sucker for books and movies.
What is something about you people wouldn’t suspect?
I know people are surprised when they hear I’m a Mensa member (people whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population). I remember very vividly, I took the test and I screamed when I got the results back, my mother was a Mensa member so it was important to me. I wanted to be my mother’s daughter and I think it’s something my parents would have had me do and I like challenging myself. I remember doing it and going to visit Jared when he was in Texas and he was so proud of me and he told his parents and his dad’s first reaction was, ‘who do you know, who did you pay?’ I’m like, ‘I didn’t pay anyone!’
People don’t understand, for tests like that, certain things just make sense to some people. And when I sit down and concentrate on something it makes sense.
Tell me something about Jared people wouldn’t suspect.
Gosh, people know so much about him. I can’t think of anything that would be a surprise other than he reads a lot, is that a surprise? He and I read books together at the same time and try to keep each other paced. He’s ridiculously intelligent.
Oh! That’s one thing. He’s a brilliant, brilliant chess player and I’ve never seen anyone beat him! One time we were at Beau Bauman’s (Cry Wolf) house and he’s a Yale grad and he lost to Jared. Jeff Wadlow, who went to Dartmouth, was surprised that Beau had lost, so he insisted on playing! At one point Beau kicked us out of his house and they took the chess board across the street to Jeff’s house, two pieces fell off the board and broke but they put them back on, and Jeff kept insisting that he wasn’t going to lose to Jared who only has a high school diploma. Jared was enrolled in UT to get a degree in engineering and he does want to go back to school one day. He’s a ridiculously bright guy but people don’t think so because he’s such a goof ball. But he can’t be the witty goof ball that he is without a brain.
Captain Kirk vs Captain Jack Sparrow
(She gasps) God! I’m a huge Johnny Depp lover, there’s no contest. Okay, maybe against Jean Luc Picard, because I did love Star Trek: The Next Generation but not Captain Kirk. That would be a toss up, because I love Patrick Stewart also, so that’s where the contest would lie, but Captain Jack Sparrow would still definitely win. How do you not look at him and be in awe. And not just because of his physical appearance, oh gosh, he’s not human. He can’t be. Johnny Depp cannot be human, so he’d win and I’d like to go on record saying that. Even Jared has a man crush on him. He’s great.
So that’s that. . . well, kind of. I’ll be at the Supernatural convention in Los Angeles starting tomorrow and I’ll have a little more to tell when I get back. In the mean time, check out Sandra McCoy in a few of her music videos!
Ill Nino, “How Can I Live” from Freddie vs. Jason
Don’t miss the full interview with Sandra HERE!