Äntligen! Den första officiella bilden på Jareds son Thomas.
TV Guide har listat de sexigaste Sci-fi stjärnorna och våran Jensen finns på första plats.
Michael Muller/The CW1) Jensen Ackles (Supernatural)
”By far the sexiest man on the planet. His lips are the most perfect lips I’ve seen, and then there’s that body – long, lean and perfectly muscled. He’s not the sexiest sci-fi star, he’s the sexiest man alive.” (lacy215)
2) Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)
”Jared Padalecki is smokin’ hot! He’s tall and has an incredible smile and dimples, not to mention his beautiful hair. He’s the total package – gorgeous looks, smokin body and an awesome sense of humor.” (jennyluvsjared)
Under förra helgen 2-4 mars var Jared & Jensen plus några fler ur Supernatural-familjen på Salute to Supernatural Convention 2012 in Burbank, California .
Nedan kan ni läsa några frågor och svar som Jared & Jensen fick från fansen:
To Jensen – What was it like doing a play?
JENSEN: It was sold out every night and everybody came out. Every night it was butterflies inside. It’s not something that goes away. But I love that nervous anxiety…of here we go, in front of a whole crowd. But I love it out here and we get to talk to the fans live. And make jerks of our selves. Live.
What is your interaction with the crew?
JENSEN: With the crew members? The crew is our family. It’s a very dysfunctional family. There’s not a day on that set that goes by that were not folded over laughing about something.
JARED: We see them every day. More than most people in our lives.
Why does Dean end up in all the costumes?
JENSEN: You mean why does Dean get stuck with all the silly costumes? Yes, I want to know that too. He’s the one that’s always getting beat up. He’s the one that always has to put on the skirts or what or whatever the heck it is.
JARED: So any time I read in a script that has some (costume) I’ll get in to be dressed before Jensen and say “That’s kind of funnier for Dean’s character. And they go “Yeah”.
JENSEN: So you’re the one that’s giving me all the trouble.
What is the most awkward experience you’ve ever had with a fan?
JARED: Someone asked, double hug me. Sorry. I thought they said something else. That was awkward.
JENSEN: I have a funny story. This is going back many years when I was on a soap opera (Days of Our Lives) and we were doing some kind of a promotional thing at a mall in the middle of nowhere. We were on a little stage. There were two stories. There were several of the actors on stage and we’re talking and I feel this thing hit my head. I look up and a girl had put a little notebook and a pen on a fishing wire and fished it all the way down from the second story. And it hit my head and I turn to look up at her. And she goes (making the universal sign of writing). Everybody who was watching was in hysterics and I signed the autograph.
What happened to the handprint on dean’s arm in season 7? It’s gone.
JENSEN: Any injuries from being beaten up and all of his scares, when he (Cass) healed him that went away. All of his scares were healed right. It was a rebirth (in essence). The true story is, they forgot. Honestly they were like, “Oh crap.” And they probably would have gone back and reshot it had they not sat and thought about it. “No,” it would have been gone when Cass healed him.
In the first episode of season 7 with Cass turning into a Leviathan was it weird seeing Misha acting in such a crazy way or it that normal?
JENSEN: He didn’t really rehearse it like that. To be honest we don’t take rehearsals seriously. After seven years Jared and I know what to do. We’ll rehearse it, but a lot of times it’s just going through the motions for the camera guys – so we can get their focus marks and stuff like that. So we’re clowning around with Misha. So we lock it up. Here we go. Sound. Action. And he’s like “Vaueegh” (Sounding like he’s throwing up.)
JARED: And I’m like, what’s wrong with him?
JENSEN: I just peed a little.
JARED: (Laughing.) He did.
JENSEN: I remember I had the same kind of reaction the first time we ever worked together. He comes in the barn door and (in a deeper voice) “I am the one who raised you from Perdition.” And I turned around to my camera guys, and this is before we knew each other, and “Is he for real. That is so weird.” Obviously, the more we got to know Misha, the more they explored the role of Cass, it became obvious that he was making a character choice and it turned out to be a really good one.
JARED: I didn’t work with him at first, but rumor was that he was going to be around for a few episodes. So I go up to Jensen. “Hey, you worked with this Misha guy. What’s the deal?” Jensen is going, “Oh yeah, he’s good. He’s a little weird. I think he’s method or what…” And we’re walking from the stage to our trailers as we’re talking and Misha is sitting on the back of a truck and Jensen’s like, “He’s right there. Act normal. I think he saw us.” Misha is not a method actor and he certainly didn’t become one on the show.
JENSEN: And if he was we completely broke him of that. I would say he did a great job and he also did a great job of not letting us know that he was going to do that, because we probably would have messed with him.
Worst injuries suffered while shooting?
JARED: I took a really bad head kick. We were breaking into something and Jim (Beaver) was sneaking up on a guy walking on a platform. We’re sneaking up on the guards, demons and Jim comes up behind him (a guard) and he’s supposed to go over the railing. We did the first take and it was alright. With the second take the guy his whole body turned and his leg hits me (indicating side of head). So I drop. Man, it hurt. I had to sit down. You don’t expect it, a knee to the side of your head. I think he KO’d me. It was a full knee to the side of the head.
The other one was, I fell the wrong way – Season 2. I go to the hotel, and a vampire comes in and I knock him out and the stunt man hits me from behind. If the camera is there (indicating shot ending chest high) you’re supposed to act from there (indicating down to waist high), but I went too far. And the stunt man (vampire) was still right here (pointing to the floor in front of him) so I couldn’t brace myself and I snapped my wrist.
JENSEN: I haven’t broken any bones yet, but I’ve gotten banged up pretty good. I believe it was “All Hell Breaks Loose Part 2″ when Dean gets thrown into the tombstone. They padded the tombstone – it was kind of rubberized so I could throw myself into it. The problem was the base was solid stone and I threw myself back into it. It always weird when someone is not pushing you to launch yourself. And my funny bone caught the edge and my entire arm went, not with the tingling…it went completely dead. Fred Lane (Azazel) walks up and we had the dialogue and the whole time it felt like my entire hand was on fire. The nerves had been shocked so hard and to this day, I still have sensitivity in that elbow. I don’t know what I did but I never got it checked up. We got through the scene. I just kept going otherwise I was going to start crying.
Zap2it har gjort en intervju med Jared där han pratar om att Sam bli galen, att Cass snart återvänder och att det är möjligt att det bli en säsong 8.
The boys of ”Supernatural” have more than their fare share of work to do, and with only two series regulars left on the show, it’s always a treat when Jensen Ackles or Jared Padalecki can carve out some time to hang with the press.
On a rare day off from shooting last week, Padalecki flew from Vancouver, where the show films, to Los Angeles, to be part of The CW’s ”Bad-Ass Boys” panel at the Television Critics Association press tour. The next morning, he’d be back on set. ”I’ll go straight to set from the airport, to shoot, and then come straight back the next day for Gen’s baby shower,” he said. ”It’s not ideal, but I can’t complain.”
With his first child on the way with wife (and former co-star) Genevieve Padalecki, you’d think that the grueling schedule that ”Supernatural” requires might be wearing on him. Padalecki tells us that the addition to their family — a boy, due in March — hasn’t made sticking with the show, now in its seventh season, more difficult.
It’s a good thing, too, because Padalecki and Ackles are both under contract for a potential Season 8, and network president Mark Pedowitz tells us that though there haven’t been any final decisions made about The CW’s fall schedule, there’s a ”very strong possibility” that the show will continue for another year.
After a ”One Tree Hill” themed cocktail party, we sat down with Padalecki, who — fresh from two People’s Choice Awards — was eager to talk about how much he and Ackles appreciate their fans. We also got some scoop on Sam’s mental state (he’s going to quit sleeping, and he’s asylum-bound) and what Castiel’s return in episode 17 means for Dean.
Zap2it: Your fans have raised $17,000 for kids with cancer in honor of your son, and he’s not even born yet. You might have an overachiever on your hands.
Padalecki: I hope so. It’s been ridiculous, seeing that. Our fans are amazing. We have such a unique fanbase, which I mean literally. We’ve found this weird pocket where if we had any fewer amount of viewers, we’d be canceled, but if we had more, we’d be coasting, and it wouldn’t mean as much.
Zap2it: You just won two People’s Choice Awards.
Padalecki: That’s what I mean. We beat ”House,” and that show has 11 million viewers.
Zap2it: Not bad. There’s a little dirt on your shoulder, there.
Padalecki: Right? You’re like ”How can they have five times as many viewers and still, we get more votes?” It’s because they’ve taken a maternal, or familial liking to us — I can’t think of the word; I’m pregnant. Basically, if we’d ended up becoming a hit show with 20 million viewers, it wouldn’t be as great an experience, because our fans would be nameless and faceless and get lost in it. We meet them at conventions, we recognize them and remember them, and they feel like a real family to us.
Zap2it: For the last few years, you guys have had to wait for news of pickup or cancellation, which is tough. With a baby on the way, no one could blame you if you were ready to wrap up Sam Winchester. Are you still hoping that The CW picks up Season 8?
Padalecki: Yes. Gen and I are both hoping for Season 8, actually. With as many hours as we work, and as much as I travel back and forth, it’s a crazy life, but on the flip side, we’ve built a family in Vancouver. Our crew, our cast — we’re close to everyone. We know what to expect. When I told them that Gen was pregnant and due in March, they were immediately like ‘Okay, we’re going to get you some time off.’ I didn’t even have to ask. You can’t do that if you’re doing some big movie with Tom Cruise. They’d be like ‘Who do you think you are? F*** you.’ We all really care about each other, from the writers, to the actors, to the fans.
Zap2it: The number of conventions you do, all around the world, is unprecedented.
Padalecki: It’s absolutely unprecedented. We’ve spent our summers that way for a few years. So much more than ‘Star Trek’ is what we’ve been told from the people who put on the conventions. We relate to the fans. Jensen and I are pretty casual guys, we’re pretty laid back, we’re Texas boys. He and I are just like ‘People are people!’ Not to say that people on other shows don’t know that, but I’ve been to conventions where there are people from other TV shows where there’s a distinct air of ‘I am the actor, and you are the fan, and I will use the royal ‘we’ when I address you.’ And it’s just like, f*** you, who do you think you are? These situations could be switched. Jensen and I get that. We know what it’s like to be a fan. If you tell me you’re a fan of my show, it’s no different from us saying that to a Dallas Cowboy or an actor we like, or a musician. I freaked out when I saw Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. I was grabbing my wife, like ‘Oh my god!’ and she’s like ‘Dude, I’m pregnant, I’m going to need that arm.’ I never thought I’d react like that. The fans are integral to our show. We’ve made episodes for them — not just episodes with them in mind, but episodes about them. I can’t imagine any other TV show ever being able to get away with that.
Zap2it: I spoke with Sera Gamble the other day, and we talked a bit about Sam’s upcoming mental breakdown. He’s been very carefully managing his hallucinations — keeping busy and developing this sort of OCD method of staying in control. I hear that’s all going to crash and burn pretty soon.
Padalecki: Yep. It’s been built up for over a season, ever since Death said ‘I can put a wall up, but he’s been to hell.’ There’s a point, for the audience, where if a character can get past any obstacle and can always find a loophole, it becomes kind of cheesy. The fact that I was in a cage with Lucifer, we don’t want to make light of it. We don’t want to go ‘Oh, Sam’s doing meditation, so he’s okay now! He’s worked it out through yoga!’ We want to crack him and have him go full-blown nuts. So, yes. In an upcoming episode, he does go bat-ass crazy.
Zap2it: Is he still trying to hide it from Dean?
Padalecki: He’s not being super up-front about it, but it gets beyond the point where he can hide it. Sam thinks he’s trying to protect Dean from the knowledge that he’s in pain. He’s going ‘No, it doesn’t hurt, I’m fine,’ while he knows he’s dying. It’s going to get so bad he can’t hide it from anybody. He’ll be checked into an asylum where they think he’s fully crazy, and honestly, he is. He kind of has been for a long time.
Zap2it: You like it when he’s completely off his rocker, though.
Padalecki: I do! It’s very fun. It’s more than that, though. What’s important to me as an actor and as someone who cares about the integrity of the show deeply, is I don’t want to — once you cross certain thresholds and certain barriers, I don’t want to go back.
Zap2it: Are there going to be lasting effects on him after this?
Padalecki: Yes. There’s an episode that we’re talking about right now where Sam isn’t sleeping. The longest anybody’s ever gone without sleep is like nine days, and they died, because your organs shut down. I wanted to make sure that we don’t have an episode where Sam hasn’t slept in a week, and he’s losing his mind, and then he suddenly gets it together and helps save the day. I want him to be human, and I want him to be effed up. What’s made these characters likable is that they are human. Sam had his issues with demon blood and whatnot, but the story is about two human beings, not about an angel and a demon chick. They come and go, but the audience can’t relate unless it’s about human condition and human emotions and the way nature and nurture affect you. You wrote about that in your article. I want to stay true to this guy going nuts and slowly degenerating.
Zap2it: Misha Collins is coming back for a few episodes this season.
Padalecki: Yeah, his first episode is the one where Sam goes crazy. We’re so stoked to have him come back. So, so stoked.
Zap2it: How do the Winchesters handle it?
Padalecki: Well, for Dean, it’s a double edged sword. He’s been really hurt by what Cas did. Sam and Castiel were never close; Cas always had a bone to pick with Sam because of the Ruby thing, which is understandable, the whole apocalypse thing.
Zap2it: It worked out pretty well for you, though.
Padalecki: Yeah, Jared’s alright with it. My demon child is on the way, I’m good.
Zap2it: So when Castiel returns, that’s really a Dean-centric story?
Padalecki: Definitely. Sam never took offense to the fact that Cas had a beef with him. Sam’s always been pragmatic and practical. He’s like, ‘Okay, I guess if I was talking to somebody who messed the whole world up, I’d be hesitant too.’ I think with Dean, it’s really hard for him to deal with Castiel’s betrayal. We’ve seen Sam wrestle with visions of Lucifer, and now it’s Dean’s turn to have that kind of a story. We’ll see Dean struggle to wrap his head around the Castiel issue. He’s like, ‘How do we forgive this guy? How do we trust him? That’s how we got hurt; that’s how we got burned.’ Dean’s once bitten, twice shy. We’ll see him wrestle with some of his own demons.
Zap2it: Sam and Dean, at least, seem to be back on track with their relationship. They trust each other again. You and Jensen have both said that you prefer that to the episodes where they’re keeping major secrets.
Padalecki: Personally, we’re close friends, great friends, and professionally, we’ve learned how to tell this story through the eyes of our characters, and Sam and Dean are the most important people in each others’ lives. When they’re on good terms, it’s — I don’t want to say it’s comfortable, because it’s hard work, but it’s more comfortable than trying to tell stories you don’t know how to tell. We know how to tell the story of Sam and Dean against the world, and we know the fans are receptive to it, so hopefully it’ll continue to play out that way.
Hur många hade förväntat sig att Jensen skulle bli pappa före Jared?? Jag är en i alla fall.
Men jag är givetvis SÅÅÅ himla glad för Jared skull. 😀 Och för Genevives skull givetvis. De kommer bli underbara föräldrar och ungen kan ju inte annat än bli söt när den har så snygga föräldrar.
Frågan är bara om den kommer att bli lång eller kort?!
Han skrev detta på twitter:
Här får ni även några bilder på Jared och Gen när de lämnar Vancouver Airport den 8 oktober för att åka till Toronto för en Supernatural Convention.
EW har fått en liten pratstund med Jared och frågat honom om de problem som Sam och Dean kommer att stöta på, väggen i Sams huvud, hnas hår och mer.
The Winchester brothers are in familiar territory when season 7 of Supernatural begins — and by that I mean they find themselves in a world of trouble. But come hell, highwater, or Jefferson Starships, they always find a way out…right? Well, EW hopped on the phone with star Jared Padalecki to ask exactly that for our Fall TV Preview issue, out now.
In our chat, he previews the boys’ big battle against an “absolute power,” Sam’s struggles, the upcoming lighthearted moments, and, addresses a question that seems to plague fans’ minds at the beginning of every season (even though we all usually hate to admit it).
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, Sam and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are kind of up a creek this season.
JARED PADALECKI: They are. We’ve done so very much on this show and put Sam and Dean in so many strange positions, and now here we are in season 7 and we’re going, “Well, what can possibly happen to them now.” But what’s been wonderful and a real blessing from the character’s perspective over the last few years is that we’ve accumulated these friends and this angel who can get us out of tight spots and all these little home bases that have really been a boon for our hunting business, so to speak. And now we’re gradually losing touch with all of these. Hunters are being killed off, we lost this angel on our shoulders. So now we see the boys in a position that they’ve been in before, but usually they’ve had more artillery at their disposal.
Being that Castiel was so close to them, how are they dealing with his new power? And how concerned are they with him being so powerful — even though they have no idea how to deal with it?
Well, it’s very intense. We certainly don’t take it lightly. One of the writers mentioned how power corrupts, and we see Castiel with absolute power. We don’t take it lightly what he can do. So we try to go full steam. Sam and Dean sort of don’t half ass things. If they see something they don’t like the go full steam ahead.
But that must be hard to do with Sam’s wall being crumbled. How is he dealing with that?
Sam and Dean don’t know what could possibly go wrong now. One of the things that has really remained a constant with Sam at least is that he’s tried to remain strong. Sometimes there’s a downfall, like when he had the demon blood thing going on. He’s always thought he was doing the right thing, and he remained very headstrong. But now, with Sam’s wall coming down, we see this guy who has always been strong who kind of now is just losing it. He doesn’t know if he can trust himself and he has such self doubt that it’s crippling. It’s difficult on Dean; it’s difficult on Bobby because he can’t be a help to them if he can’t be a help to himself. At least in the past, he’s always been able to go in guns blazing and provide some sort of help. But now, with Sam’s not sure who he is and where he is, it’s like Dean and Bobby have to take care of me as well.
You’re breaking my heart here…
[Laughs] We certainly also have a few laughs, too. Usually, from what I can extrapolate from past seasons, we usually kind of get the storyline up and going for the show and then throw in some fun ones around midseason. [Usually, it’s] right around when everybody is going, “Man, I don’t know if I can deal with another dark and dying and death [episode].” Here, at the beginning, we’re definitely setting up this new route that we’re taking. And there is no lack of laughs. Dean’s always got this tongue-in-cheek humor, and Sam’s got his reaction to this guy that I call my brother. So we’ll have a good time in the end, but we don’t have a super goofy one yet. But I was thinking about that the other day. It’s great to be part of a fun, crazy sci-fi show that’s dark and deals with mythology and then we do something where we play ourselves. It’s nice for the fans. They appreciate being a part of it and laughing with us.
At this point and time, we’re not doing American Idol numbers where 30 million people watch every week and it’s a no-brainer that [they’ll] go forever. We have this core group of followers who are a part of it and enjoying being a part of it. So it’s nice to have that confidence in our viewership that we can do something like that and not jump the shark. Actually, we’ve had an episode called “Jump the Shark.”
Now, this might sound silly, and it is. But I get this question more than anything, so let’s just put it out there. What’s going on with Sam’s hair this season?
[Laughs…for a good while]Well, it’s probably more similar to season 6 than season 1. It’s taken on a life of it’s own. I think one day my hair and the Impala are going to have re-negotiations for season 7. But I guess we pick up season 7 where season 6 left off. So it’s most similar to that. I get a lot of people who liked my hair in season 1. I think, literally, we’ve had times in the past 6 or 7 years when I’m like, “Man, I want to cut my hair really short.” Or Jensen’s like, “I really want to grow my hair out. It gets cold here.” And I suppose they won’t let us because that’s just who Sam and Dean are. One’s longer-haired and one’s short-haired. And now that Sam’s older, they definitely style it more than let it be floppy and frumpy. I think back in season 1, I was just this 23-year-old kid but I was also 6? 4”. I had the body of a man but a face of a boy, and they wanted me to be more a boy than a man. So they gave me the original Bieber look. Maybe Bieber stole it from me — the whole hair-in-the-eyes, “I think I’m too sexy” attitude. But now I’m adult Sam ‘do.
Lastly, Supernatural has a bit on competition on Friday night. Along with Fringe, NBC’s Grimm, which is in a similar wheelhouse, is also starting up. What do you make of this? How is Supernatural going to fare?
Maybe I should be worried about it, but I take it as a compliment. A lot of these supernatural shows come and go. And I do watch Fringe and Josh [Jackson] is a buddy. I guess you can say, bring it. We’ve been on seven years. Good luck catching up. [Laughs] But I’ll take it as a compliment. When Supernatural came out, there were a lot of procedurals and you were either a doctor or a cop or lawyer, otherwise the show didn’t stay on TV. And then we came around, and I don’t want to say we were trailblazers, but we found our niche. And, like I said, we’re not getting 100 million viewers every week, but we have some people who are passionate and passionate about the genre.
For more on Supernatural and your other favorite television shows, pick up Entertainment Weekly‘s Fall TV Preview, on stands now.