JARED PADALECKI, who stars with Jensen Ackles in TV ghost-busting show Supernatural, has revealed he had to turn down the lead role in this summer’s action-adventure movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
He admitted his commitment to the TV role of Sam Winchester had cost him the chance to play soldier Conrad Hauser, codenamed Duke.
That role is now played by Channing Tatum, with the movie due out in August.
Jared, 26, said: “It is weird because on the one hand I couldn’t do [G.I. Joe] because I was doing Supernatural, but if I hadn’t been doing Supernatural who knows if I would have gotten offered G.I. Joe.
“It would have been great but then what, you still have to keep working. I’ll get it when it’s time. I think so many people set goals and then get frustrated when something doesn’t happen, but I feel like this is a marathon, not a sprint.”
Jared also quashed internet rumours that saw him linked with the fourth Resident Evil film: “I don’t know where that came from. I’ve never seen a script, never had a conversation”, he said.
Speaking to Coventry Telegraph sister title the Sunday Mercury at the Asylum 3 convention in Birmingham, co-star Jensen confirmed what The Geek Files reported earlier from the event: That he and Jared have signed for six years (despite Supernatural creator Eric Kripke only having a five-year contract), and that they WILL come back for a sixth season – provided, of course, that the network renews the show and it still has something good to offer.
Jensen, 31, said: “I don’t feel necessarily definitive about season five being the final season, I just know that is where Eric has led the series from the very beginning.
“He could very well hand it over to one of the other writers and stay on as consultant producer, but how the story would go from there I don’t know.
“I think the studio and network are preparing themselves for this to be the final year but, to be honest, I thought this past season was going to be the final year and it was the best season we have had.
“If that bleeds into season five it would be stupid to get rid of it because it is one of the biggest shows.
“I could do another. It’s a good job.”
Jared added: “The adage is that season six means residuals, syndication. Yay, life is good. Buy a new car.
“But it is not about that. I really want to focus on creating and building a character. If there is still something for me as an actor to bring to Sam then absolutely I’d do season six, otherwise I think Sam and Dean should go out fighting.” [SOURCE]