‘Supernatural’ Interview: Jared Padalecki at Comic-Con

Catching up with Comic-Con coverage and will be posting a few articles to catch up!

First is from BuddyTV!

Shortly before Supernatural took the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H by storm, the cast and producers took the time to meet with reporters. Jared Padalecki shared his thoughts on Comic-Con and where Supernatural is going in the upcoming season.

Personally, what is your favorite urban legend?
Jared Padalecki: My favorite urban legend… I don’t even know if it’s an urban legend, but my dad used to have a Twilight Zone episode called “The Shadow Man.” Did you ever watch it? It was fun. And I’ve always loved it. I’ve always liked that idea. I’ve always really been into that concept. It’d be difficult to do because you’re trying to look like a shadow! So there’d be a lot of… there’d be a big visual effects budget.

No “Hook for Hands?”
Jared Padalecki: You know what, “Hook Man” actually, I mean having done it, it feels weird to say it, but “Hook Man” was probably my favorite. “Hook Man” and “Bloody Mary” were probably my favorite coming in. Because Bloody Mary, everybody does as kids, at least in Texas we did, go to the bathroom and say it, you know? When your eyes start to adjust you run out… So that one was a fun one. And “Hook Man” was another Scary Story to Tell in the Dark so.

I hear there’s a Sam episode where we meet a girl from his past. Can you talk about some of what you’ve been seeing and exploring in that episode of Sam?
Jared Padalecki: Sam has always been… Sam, even now, after Hell and Lucifer and soulless and Ruby, he’s always… well, you kinda can’t change somebody fundamentally. They can choose to behave differently, but Sam has always been the optimist. He’s always been the, “wait a second, there’s gotta be more to this story.” He’s always believed that, and whether it’s Ruby who’s gotten him in trouble, or Cas, and now Cas is showing some different colors, but Sam has always chosen to see the good.

On that note, there’s somebody from his past that he runs into that, even as a child, when Sam was… I think he was 15 years old at the time. He chose to see the good in somebody and now it’s coming back to bite him once again. It’s like one of the tricks Supernatural keeps playing on myself and on Sam Winchester is that, every time he chooses to believe in the best quality of somebody it kind of comes back to bite him. And it’s not gonna change him, because that’s fundamentally who he is. But we get to see that first hand. Once again, basically.

Misha Collins talked a little bit about the change of dynamic between Sam and Dean having less power this season. Can you talk a little bit about that?
Jared Padalecki: Misha’s stupid. Just kidding. Uhh, Sam and Dean having less power?

Read the whole interview here!

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