Supernatural interview with Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester)

Supernatural, Jared Padalecki, wb, cast What attracted you to the part of Sam?

“I’ve always been a fan of the horror genre such as The X Files and Twilight Zone and when I read the script it seemed to be much in the same vein. It’s also a fun character that I’ve never been able to play, the reluctant hero; the Luke Skywalker, the Neo from The Matrix. It just seemed like a fun character and a fun role to explore. Also I had met McG because I had tested for Superman and I knew David Nutter, one of the executive producers who also directed our first 2 episodes and I was really excited about the prospect of working on the show.”

Tell us a bit about Sam

“For 18 years of his life, he was part of the trio of Winchester boys and he really didn’t want to be, so when he finally snuck away, he was going to university and wanted a normal life. But now, obviously, with the loss of his girlfriend he’s gone back on the road with his brother. After seeing his father he’s gradually realizing more and more that maybe this is what he was meant to do, but he’s still reluctant, because I think he blames both of loss of his mother and the loss of his girlfriend on this journey that the three of them are on, and he doesn’t understand what’s going on. So he’s both motivated by the loss of the two most important women in his life, but he’s motivated and turned off by it. For him it is like, Well, doing this is what caused my girlfriend to be on fire on the ceiling so maybe I shouldn’t do it.” But also, he’s angered by it, so he wants to go avenge them.”

The Demon suggests to Sam that he has plans for him, can you talk to us about that?

“We see that at the end of the first season. We start to see a sign that it seems like something’s following me. It seems like I LOST my mother too but I also LOST my girlfriend, and so it is like “why is bad luck following me?” and we start to wonder if maybe the demon’s got some beef with Sam or whether he has some plans for him. And the demon outright says, I have plans for kids like you, and so Sam is reeling and he’s thinking “what does that mean? I’ve tried my whole life to get away from this and now I’m finding out that I’m deeper in it than my family. So the demon plays a much, much bigger part in the second season, so far. I mean we’re only in episode 9 of 22. But so far it’s definitely not so much the search for dad like a lot of the first season. Now, we know where dad is. Now, it’s more about this demon. We start to realize there’s something about Sam that Dean and his Dad can’t explain. There’s something that definitely is following him, and so we’re definitely going to go deeper into that. I don’t know the answer myself yet, which I wish I did. I probably still couldn’t tell you. But we’re nine episodes in now and we start to run into kids like Sam whose mother died on the ceiling of their homes and they’re six months old and already have powers. So we find out that there are other kids like him that the demon was talking to.”


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