#VeronicaMarsRewatch with Ryan Hansen (@HiRyanHansen) aka Dick Casablancas
2/17/14 S3ep4 Charlie Don’t Surf
@HiRyanHansen: Questions. Use #AskVM. Go. #VeronicaMarsRewatch
Q: Ryan, do you lurk around Tumblr just to see what the fandom is posting etc?
A: I’ve been known to lurk around a blog or two.
Q: You seem like the one to do pranks on the show and movie…what was your best prank?
A: I don’t remember the best prank from @veronicamars. I put a duck in @mradmascott’s trailer on @PartyDown.
Q: Which premiere(s) you going to be at? Have you taught Jason to tweet yet?
A: I will be at all premieres and parties. Currently hydrating for the occasion. As for @jason_dohring, let’s all pray.
Q: Do your kids get to see the cute little vids you guys do (like MTC training) & laugh at you?
A: My oldest daughter didn’t stop watching Dick Party for a week.
Q: Do you have a favorite episode or scene you did on VM?
A: No. I like ‘em all. Next question.
Q: You cleaned up nice for the straight-nerdy Andy on 2 Broke Girls. Great acting or makeup wardrobe?
A: Definitely makeup and wardrobe.
Q: Ryan, Dick is usually so happy-go-lucky! How do you get into character for the more emotional scenes?
A: Pull out a bar hair or two.
Q: So, I have an hour to get a response from @HiRyanHansen. Time to come up with some really clever questions.
A: Great question, Maria!
Q: Who would you like to have played on VM if you hadn’t played Dick?
A: Felix Tombs.
Q: What kind of character growth would you like to see Dick go through?
A: Girth :)
Referencing tweet: “I think this was one of my first big scenes with @ricocolantoni. I was actually pretty nervous.”
Q: Why were you nervous?
A: I hadn’t worked with @ricocolantoni much before that scene and he’s the coolest. I wanted him to like me. Now he and I are best buds AND fastest poster signers.
Q: How long did it take you to do your hair?
A: Took me no time at all. Took my wife about 15-20 minutes.
Q: Did you have any say in the blonde-ness of Dick’s hair? It varied a bit.
A: It depended on the strength of the chemical in the foils in my hair.
Referencing tweet: “I brought a monkey to set that day. A real monkey. For real.”
Q: uhhh, details???
A: My sister-in-law used to have a monkey. Her name was Abbey.
Q: Do you think Dick would’ve ever hooked up w/his stepmom? Trying 2 understand his moral compass.
A: Yes. Hot is hot. For Dick, of course.
Q: Favorite Dick line?
A: There are just too many, i.e. “This wetsuit’s like a cheap hotel: no ballroom.”
Q: How did you come to audition for veronica mars?
A: I actually auditioned to be Duncan first. Then I auditioned as Dick after the show was picked up. Basically, I was an extra.
Q: Most embarrassing moment on set?
A: Dancing in a Speedo at SDSU while high school friends walked by on the way to class. That was embarrassing/awesome.
Q: What’s your favorite tv show?
A: Game of Thrones and Sherlock. And wipeout.
Q: What would you have liked to see Dick do that he didn’t
A: Maybe organizing a dance flash mob?
Q: Mac, Parker, Jackie, Jane, Meg, or Veronica?
A: All of them. At the same time. Okay, fine. Just Veronica.
Q: If you were able to take one thing from the set, what would it be?
A: I took the one thing: my surfboard. Hold on.
A: Still got it. [tweets pic with surfboard]
Q: Desert island situation. What three items would Dick bring?
A: Veronica, Gia, Mac.
Q: Is it true you started getting lines on the show because the production manager liked your hair?
A: You mean @danetheridge? Yep.
Q: Did you know @IMKristenBell before @veronicamars or did the show make you two such good friends?
A: Met @IMKristenBell on @veronicamars and unfortunately hit it off. Day 1.
Q: What has been your favorite part of the whole kickstarter campaign?
A: Finding out how much @veronicamars still means to everyone.
Q: Team Logan or Team Piz?
A: Team Logan. Stop asking me.
Q: What do you miss most about the show?
A: Working in San Diego. @RobThomas and the cast.
Q: What do you miss most about the show?
A: Being Dick.
Q: What’s your favorite t-shirt that you wore during the show?
A: “Trust Me, I’m Rich”
Q: How much did you practice your first line “Logan” for your audition? They made a great choice. Thank god for good hair.
A: I almost didn’t show up to shoot my one word, because I was in Bye Bye Birdie at @CYTSanDiego. Managed to do both. Ha!
Q: Is it true what they say about Piz?
A: What does ANYONE say about Piz?
Q: Around which episode did you find out you would become a regular on the show?
A: I literally didn’t know I was a regular until I saw my face in the opening credits of S2 & almost crapped my pants.
Q: Can you bring a copy of the movie to my hometown since it’s not playing here? My living room can hold 4 people.
Q: If you could be on any show out on TV now, what would it be?
A: Downton Abbey. Sip tea with Maggie Smith all day.
Q: If you were a wrestler, what would your ring name be and what would you have as your finishing move?
A: Good question, Lorelai. Ring name: Killer Cobra. I’ll get back to you on the finishing move.
Q: I really just want to be tweeted to by Dick
A: Consider yourself tweeted.
@HiRyanHansen: So many good questions!! I wish I could answer them all but I have to go wash my hair. Will answer more another time!