I Am Sam: Jared Padalecki
Issue #32 preview!
Although Supernatural started out with just Sam and Dean on the road together, for a long while they've had other people to bounce off of, like Jim Beaver's Bobby Singer and Misha Collins' Castiel. Now that those characters are gone, Sam and Dean are playing primarily off one another once again. In the latest issue of Supernatural Magazine, we ask Jared Padalecki how he feels about that...
"This is what the show was based on, this is what the show grew from, so it's nice to go back [to that set-up] - it's kind of indicative of what's going on with the boys in general. We've lost our car, we've lost our home, Bobby's gone, we've lost our friends, so we're starting fresh and seeing where we can go from there, which is nice."
Speaking of Bobby, how does Padalecki feel about that character's death?
"I felt very sad. I watched [scenes from the episode Death's Door] as a fan, because I wasn't in it a whole lot. There was a lot of Jim Beaver and Steven Williams - it was all about Bobby and Rufus. Jim and I watched it in his trailer while filming. We were both in tears. I thought Jim Beaver did such an astounding job. And we have a famous saying around Supernatural, that the only way to make sure you're coming back on the show is to die. So that having been said, I don't think it's the last we'll see of Jim Beaver."
In season seven, Dean has spent much of his time dealing with his obsession with hunting down Richard Roman, while Sam has been comparatively even-keeled, even while fighting off his hallucinations of Lucifer. Has Padalecki been enjoying this phase of Sam's personality, or has he been looking forward to Sam freaking out again?
"It's been a lot of fun to be the calm, kind of collected guy," Padalecki says, "and Sam's been calm because he's had no choice. He's been too busy trying to take care of his own mental issues to really go crazy. Sam's grown up over seven years, so it's nice that you can see that. We will see Sam start to break apart once again; he's been trying to hold onto his marbles for the whole of the season, and now we start to see him stop being able to juggle all the balls he was trying to juggle at once."
You can read the full interview with Jared Padalecki in Supernatural Magazine #32 (US numbering).
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Category: Interviews | Posted on: 23 April 2012