Francis Capra's 'Veronica Mars' Q&A Shows Us What The Actor Shares With Everyone's Favorite PCHer
A gang leader with a heart of gold? Maybe describing Veronica Mars' Eli 'Weevil' Navarro as such would be a bit of a stretch, but it's fair to say that the PCH biker was a badass who personified the complexities of the Neptune class wars. To find out in the Veronica Mars movie (ahem, spoiler alert) that he was "attending tea parties at doll stores" as a (mostly) reformed family man was heartwarming, but any dedicated Marshmallow wants to know more. Luckily, Weevil himself — aka, Francis Capra — took over the official Veronica Mars Facebook page for a Q&A with fans, giving us all some more quality time with the former PCHer — as well as revealing some unexpected revelations about Weevil.
Of course, he shares his deepest feelings about real marshmallows (he prefers them on s'mores) and accepted compliments on his eyelashes ("It's so hard, I spend like an hour and a half putting them on, it's horrible") proving he has a lot of humor to go with his heart. But, beyond that, fans got a chance to hear his insights on potential Veronica Mars pairings, his feelings about Veronica herself, Kristen Bell, and what he has in common with Weevil... besides owning a motorcycle. Here are seven great revelations and quotes from the Q&A:
1. On His Fear Of Kristen Bell
We all know how tight knit the Veronica Mars cast is, but could it be possible that Veronica Mars was originally as guarded as... um, Veronica Mars? When a fan asked what was his favorite moment shooting with Bell, Capra admitted that the 5'1" actress cut a surprisingly intimidating figure, at least initially.
2. On His Weirdest Fan Encounter
Let's be honest with ourselves, Marshmallows, we can all be a little... intense. I mean, it's safe to say that you don't break Kickstarter records without having an crazed fanbase. But, when asked about his weirdest fan experience, Capra had someone in mind who owned a little bit more than the DVD box set. According to Capra, this was someone who carried a piece of Veronica Mars with him everything... kind of literally:
3. On What He And Weevil Have In Common
As mentioned earlier, Weevil was a complicated character who circumstantially ended up on the wrong side of the law more often than not. So, imagine my shock when Capra said that he had more in common with Weevil than one would think, and that he actually considered Weevil a "much more honorable guy." Capra then shared all his reasons for loving Weevil:
Awww, my heart!
4. On What Other Neptune Character He Would Want To Be
Although him and Weevil have a soul connection, Capra was open to MANY possibilities of playing other Neptune residents. When asked what other Veronica Mars character he would be, Capra had a wiiiiide range of answers:
5. On Shipping Veronica And Weevil
This would be a rough pill to swallow for hardcore LoVe fans, but Capra is definitely open to the idea of Veronica and Weevil. He vouches that there was an intensity of feelings there, at least on Weevil's end:
6. On The Actual Veronica Mars Love Triangle At Hand
But when it comes to the timeless Logan vs. Duncan question, Capra was pretty diplomatic while seemingly falling on the right side of the argument:
7. On His Hope's For Weevil's Future
Capra kept it classy and kept it simple:
Amen. Weevil definitely deserves to ride off into the sunset.
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