Supernatural filming the season 7 FINALE - Jim Beaver & Larissa Gomes on Set. Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki at different set.
Back in mid-April, The CW hit Supernatural was filming scenes for their season 7 finale.
Twice I stumbled across their sets.
First was on the evening/night of April 11th in historic Gastown. Earlier in the day scenes were shot inside an office above Boneta Restaraunt. Unfortunately, I never got to see any of that.
Later that evening, they shot up the street from there, the scene was of a woman, who at that time I didnt know to be anyone special... of course NOW, I know her to be the maid that Bobby has possessed. She was walking along with a newspaper folded under her arm with a picture of Dick Roman on it.
Another scene later, was shot with her & Bobby both looking in the window of an electronics store where the TV 's all were advertising the message on a "Breaking News" bulletin that Dick Roman had bought Sucrocorp.
Later, a scene was done in al elley way, unfortunately I have no idea what went on in there.... I saw Jim Beaver & Larissa Gomes (Louise the maid that Bobby possessed) go down into the alley & at the time I just assumed it was going to be them fighting each other, or something along those lines, since the film notice said a fight scene would happen down there... of course, now knowing that Bobby/Louise are 1 in the same, I wonder who the fight was with now.
A few days later, I found the set in South Burnaby in a business park, behind a lot of fences.
Unfortunately, I never really saw any of the filming as the set was down in a little nook covered by walls & crew. I did however catch Jensen Ackles & Misha Collins hanging out & chatting with each other for 20-30 mins. At times, there was long lulls as 1 or both were engrossed in their phones, at other times, they seemed to be having quite animated conversations that I cant be sure of the nature... but I have taken my best shot at translating in some of the photos below.
I did see Jared Padalecki there, but only breifly, and never got much of a chance to get any pics of him facing me.
Here are the photos from the scene & Jensen & Misha chatting. I hope you enjoy.
Suernatural season 7 finale is on FRIDAY May 18th on The CW @ 9PM ET/PT
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Nominations for TV shows- TV show must have at least 6 episodes in 2011 and can not have debuted in 2011.
Nominations for new TV shows - Have/will debut in 2011 prior to November 15th, 2011
Nominations for best actors/actresses - Must be in at least 8 episodes on the specific show they are being nominated for, in 2011. New show actor/actresses that have yet to meet this requirement can be nominated if they are proven to be regulars and will have more than 8 episodes on that show before the season is scheduled to end.
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Nominations for favorite character - Must be in at least 3 episodes of a specific TV show that it is being nominated for 2011.
Nominations for favorite non-human co-star or prop - must be in at least 3 episodes of a specific TV show that it is being nominated for in 2011. This category covers anything including... animals, vehicles, electronic devices, weapons, and any other things that are not human that you think may be relevant to a story.
Favorite quote - Must name the actor or character that said it, epi # or title & the program name (so that I can look it up easier to verify its legitimacy) that took place in 2011.
Favorite couple - Name the characters, the show. They must be either married/dating on the show, or hooked up at least once in that season for something more than a 1 off kiss, in 2011.
Best Episode - Name the program and episode # OR title.
Sexiest actor or actress - must have had a speaking role on an episode of a TV show or movie that premiered in 2011
Last years winners (in categories where they are eligible) and the top 2 runners up are already nominated. With main acting categories being divided now, finalists from last year have been put in most relevant category.
BEST COMEDY PROGRAM
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
BEST ACTION/DRAMA PROGRAM
BEST SCI-FI PROGRAM
The Vampire Diaries
BEST CARTOON/ANIMATED PROGRAM
BEST NEW PROGRAM
BEST ACTOR IN ACTION/DRAMA
Taye Diggs - PRIAVATE PRACTIVE
Jeffrey Donovan - BURN NOTICE
BEST ACTOR IN COMEDY
BEST ACTOR IN SCI-FI
Jensen Ackles - SUPERNATURAL
John Noble - FRINGE
BEST ACTRESS IN ACTION/DRAMA
Julianna Margulies - THE GOOD WIFE
Maggie Q - NIKITA
Glenn Close - DAMAGES
BEST ACTRESS IN COMEDY
BEST ACTRESS IN SCI-FI
Anna Torv - FRINGE
Anna Paquin - TRUE BLOOD
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST GUEST STAR
Dean Winchester - SUPERNATURAL
Lois Lane - SMALLVILLE
Castiel - SUPERNATURAL
BEST NON-HUMAN CHARACTER OR PROP
SEXIEST ACTOR (TV or movie)
SEXIEST ACTRESS (TV or Movie)
So this past weekend saw the annual Supernatural fan convention in Vancouver come and go.
A variety of the cast, both regulars and sporadic came to talk, take photos with fans, and sign autographs....all at the absurdly exorbitant prices the con runners were able to gouge for. I have nothing against a company running a convention and making a reasonable profit, but when I hear from someone that JUST her convention ticket and extras has cost her over $1000, I think your ripping these people off....aaanyways, back on track.
While the majority still were there for the Winchester boys Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles. Fans came from around the world to also see the likes of Misha Collins, Sebastian Roche, Alona Tal, Corin Nemec, Chad Lindberg, Chris Heyerdahl, Matt Cohen, Richard Speight Jr, Steven Williams and Colin Lawrence.
This is not a report of what happened INSIDE the con. Theres enough blogs to report and document that. I wont pay this companies prices...even though I would have loved to see a couple of the panels.
Lots happened that weekend for me. I got every cast member there with the exception of J2 and Colin Lawrence (whom I couldnt find an item for).
The strangest situation that weekend in my opinion, wasnt the completely naked guy running around the courtyard of the hotel on 1 of the days. No, that odd situation 9which I missed luckily) was outdone by me getting an autograph from a person who has publicly on twitter confessed his hate for me. Yes, "Tiny" (aka - Clif Kosterman.. aka, J2s bodyguard) signed a photo I had of him from his role on Supernatural where he played a prisoner that ends up dead. I thought that weekend would be the chance to get him to sign the photo. I had carried it around for over a year, but it wasnt till now that I felt...he might sign it. You see, Clif got in some hot water earlier this month with a single meaty digit on his hand being raised a tad too high in a photo that a local wannabe pap took. Now obviously no one but those on the inside know what was said/done to reprimand him for this action, but the outward view is pretty clear, he is on damage control.
He invented the "duck nation" (which I wont lie...if anyone but him was running it, I would think was kinda cool...even if it doesnt have any relevant connection to SPN that I can think of) idea that SPN fans have been contributing to by sending in rubber ducks to the studio. The fact that it came up IMMEDIATELY after the Trudeau salute, and has had "no set cut off point" yet tells you the PR people that peddled the idea for him are playing it by ear.
When I saw them in New West a couple weeks ago, I sort of suspected then he was on damage control when he was waving at the fans as he drove away with a duck in his hand. But it was the pushing of this "duck nation" then his suprisingly civil response to me on twitter when I publicly stated that maybe I would ask him for an autograph this time that made me aware, he is on his best behaviour.
Even the autograph interaction was shockingly "friendly" from a guy who has publicly belittled me. In fact, 2 of the 3 people he publicly stated a hate for were there for the moment, and not only did he sign for me, he called over the photographer that was the other person in question telling them "you should get a photo of this". It wreaked of "I'm trying my best to look good right now.". All that aside. I say, shockingly, good on him. Whatever the studio/PR team said to him. He got the message. If this new leaf is permanant, perhaps I can put aside some of the past issues I have with him. Of course, if he ever returns to his previous demeanour, this entire damage control kick will be even more transparent. Anyways...good Cas have I talked too much about this....but, I knew from diff emails I got, it was a topic of discussion in places. So theres my take & interpretation of his "Duckspiracy" (as someone who emailed me called it) and his interaction with me this past weekend. At this time...I will give him the benefit of the doubt, and hope this turned leaf is permanent.
So back to the Con guests now...right?
Like I said, I managed to meet pretty much all of them.
First 2 I met were the day before the Con started.
Richard Speight Jr (who I would see 2 more times over the weekend) was first up. I had met the man who was Gabriel/The Trickster last year, and this meeting was just as terrific. He chatted about the show, how much he missed it and about his role as pitchman for Pepsi Max. Truly a class act. I got him to sign a few photos that night, then a couple more later on the weekend. On both occasions, he signed all that was asked of him.
Alona Tal would be next. I wont go into all the details...but I will just say, another hound & myself actually scared her by accident. Later on, when we saw her again, she explained her reasoning to her reaction to us, we explained our reasoning, and both sides apologized (although I dont know why Alona felt the need to apologize since we got her reasoning quite well). When we finally did catch up with woman who plays Jo Harvelle that night she was splendid. Signed everything we had, took photos with, and was pretty candid about not just things surround the awkward situation of earlier, but any other topics we could muster the braincells to talk about. Great girl.
Next day was the start of the actual convention, so there was a schedule that some of the guests had that made assessing where to be and when a bit easier.
There was a lull for awhile that day, but then in a 5 minute span I got 4 cast members.
Corin Nemec (Christian Campbell from season 6) was 1st up. Having met him a couple times before, I knew to expect a chilled out and friendly guy. Again, he was just that. He chatted for a few minutes with us about how things have been around here, the photos we had and how he was disappointed to find out that a photo 1 of the autograph hounds inquired about that he had seen for sale on the shows website was not infact for sale at the convention. Eventually, we let him get on his way.
Shortly after 3 cast mates crossed paths in teh courtyard before we could move in on any of them they had started interacting with each other, so we kept a reasonable distance till they were done. However, a fan eventually interrupted the trio and so everyone else then moved in to get the 3 stars.
I went up to Chad Lindberg 1st. (Ash) to get my autographs. I didnt get a chance to chat with him because my panic to get the others kicked in (as it turned out they were around for a bit though).
Next up was Matt Cohen (young John Winchester). He signed everything I had and chatted with the fans for a bit. I again, didnt speak too much with him as I wanted to get the final part of the trio.
Sebastian Roche (Balthazar) was the final 1 of my trio. He too signed everything, again, I didnt get a lot of oppourtunity to chat with him because by this point a dozen or so fans had converged on the 2 actors.
Later that night we saw several of the cast leave to dinner together. We got Alona to sign again (I had 1 photo I missed from the day before.) and the group, which included chaperones from the convention people, essentially abandoned her with 2 adult males in the dark (good job guys). Luckily, Alona I am sure was feeling a bit safer this time around knowing it was us & didnt feel the need for security, but still, not a great idea on the staffs part. Its nice that you let her decide for herself whether to sign, but you probably shouldnt walk away from the person your supposed to be protecting.
Day 3 was the Saturday for us.
My day started with more Richard Speight Jr. autographs. He remembered my name from the other day & was still as classy as he was in the previous interaction.
There was a considerable lull for me. But I saw Corin Nemec again, as well as Speight Jr another time. Another hound who was just getting there asked both of them for autographs and they both obliged. At that point, the convention handlers decided to stop this as much as they could.
I saw Steven Williams (Rufus) strolling along with Matt Cohen aalong an inside walk way. So I decided to cut them off at the pass, but was denied when Williams looked at his convention handler, then back at me and said "I think I can only sign inside..get me inside".
I frustratingly left wondering if that was the end for autographs. Quite awhile would go by before I had another chance for autographs...again with Mr. Williams as he left the convention to go out to dinner.
It was pitch black in the courtyard & all Steven said was "I cant see...what am I signing", so I pointed to an area on the photo, and he signed it. I had a 2nd photo, but with how much trouble he was having with that 1, I let it go.
Shortly after that, God himself appeared infront of me. Misha Collins was being escorted by staff to somewhere outside the convention area. I have met the man who plays Castiel many times always been terrific. This time, no different. With a Convention handler literally perched over his shoulder glaring on with disapproval, Misha signed everything I had for him.
After chatting with a couple friends. I decided that was enough that night, and headed home.
Sunday was the last day of the Convention...and with the exception of my Clif autograph, a shutout for autographing.
I spent the majority of the day hanging out with fans, and chatting with a blog writer.
All that I accomplished that day was a couple frames of Jensen ( 1 thats quite blurry) a few frames of Misha Collins and a few of Chris Heyerdahl (Alastair)
It started with Jared & Jensen arriving together driven by Clif. Clif was not going to make things easy for me. He had the truck backed up into a loading bay so the boys could get in without reallybeing seen.
A little while later I saw Corin Nemec again. We chatted for a bit, asked him if he had any new projects on the go, he said not right now. Then he went on his way and headed home.
One of the more fascinating things about this convention for me was how the fans of the show will get anyones autograph associated to the show. I watched the location manager, Russ Hamilton, sign an autograph for a fan in the lobby during my hanging around time. A little while later I saw Guy Norman Bee sign for someone. It never donned on me to get autographs from the people not infront of the camera.
As the day went on, I saw Misha Collins a couple more times, Christopher Heyerdahl several times. Chris was the only person all weekend that the convention staff managed to get to, as he told me he couldnt sign for me there... but, that he would get me next time he saw me...which I know is highly likely to happen, so it was not that upsetting.
I eventually left that evening, and just as I was getting up...who drove by me? Clif, with 1 (or both) of the boys, he acknowledged that I was there and was on his way. Thats how my Supernatural convention ended...Clif waving at me.
Certainly was an unusual weekend at times.
As a bonus....heres a couple Jared Padalecki shots from a couple weeks ago that I wasnt sure what to do with since they werent very good and not enough for a blog.
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Alona Tal http://twitter.com/talalona
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Sebastian Roche http://twitter.com/sebroche
Jared Padalecki http://twitter.com/jarpad
Some pics of the Supernatural cast from last season that never got posted. Jensen, Jared, Misha & Mark
Last season I shot a few pics of different Supernatural cast that either didnt make it to the blog because of time, my own personal opinion on quality, the tragic death of my old computer, or my personal temper tantrum over people untagging my photos...in any case.... here are some of those pics.
Yes, I am aware some of the group pics are grainy. They are free. So, really, complain to someone else.
A few pics of Jensen Ackles, a solo of Mark Sheppardand a few of Jensen & Jared, along with a group shout of J2, Misha & Mark Sheppard returning together one night.
You can follow these castmates on twitter at
Jared Padalecki http://twitter.com/jarpad
Misha Collins http://twitter.com/mishacollins
Mark Sheppard http://twitter.com/mark_sheppard
The last week of filming for season 6 of Supernatural came at the end of March/early April. The last known on location shoot was in downtown Vancouver & had all the SPN regulars accounted for during the day.
On March 31st, till shortly after midnight on April 1st, the Winchesters were busy taking care of business, with help from Bobby & Castiel in the alleys of Vancouver. Although multiple scenes were shot during the day, only really were the night shots, which only had Jared in them, viewable to the public. The rest of the scenes were done in sections that were blocked from regular public viewing.
All that is known about these final scenes, is that Sam strolls up to a hotel entrance with a girl (unknown name) & goes inside. Nothing more that I can say about the scene at this time.
In any case, some pics from the set of the Season 6 finale of Supernatural. Lotsof Jim Beaver & Jared Padalecki, a few of Misha Collins & 1 partial shot of Jensen Ackles.
Two firsts happened today.
I got autographs from Misha Collins. I have met him twice, before I was a fan of the show & didnt know who he was yet. So I never had anything for him to sign those times. Now I did, and he happily did them all & I got a picture with him. Of all the cast they have had come in & go out on this show, he is probably my 2nd favorite cast member behind Jensen. So this was pretty exciting for me. The interaction was breif, as he was just on his way to set as we got him, but he took time to sign for 2 of us, on multiple items, did a photo with & even chatted breifly with us. I asked him what he thought of this character when he first saw the idea for him, he said it looked fun.
I got shots of scenes of Supernatural. I have met the cast on multiple occasions each...but never have I got pics of them on set, and definitely never in a scene. The fact that 3 of the 4 most notable cast members on the show were there for it was extra nice. So often I go to sets where only 1 or 2 of the main cast are there, so having most of the main cast in 1 spot was nice. Although it was impossible to really shoot them all in 1 frame, without looking like ants...still great to get them all at 1 scene.
Below are the pics from todays shoot.... the next few paragraphs will have possible (not entirely confirmed in some cases) spoilers...so DO NOT read on if you want a spoiler free life.....
Are you ready??
Ok. So all I know is the Winchester boys are together for this scene and were looking down out of a 3rd story window that was broken after a scene that was shot where someone jumped out the window.
Below was Castiel laying ontop of a green screen type object. he gets up from the screen and stares up towards where the boys would be looking down from.
Reports I heard from those on the set prior to me showing up is 2 stunt persons did a jump out the window earlier onto a car (the car shown caved in in my pics). I dont know for certain if Castiels character was 1 of the 2 who jumped, but judging by the scene he was shooting when I got there, this may be the case.
The other individual, (show in the suit in the pics) was also apparently in the jumping scene according to those on the scene before I got there. I do not know if he was a stunt double, or the actor in the scene.
All in all, all thats really know is...someone jumped out a window, the Winchesters looked down at whoever it was as the hit a car...Castiel may or may not have been 1 of them, as he was filming a scene getting up from the spot where the fall happened.
The local hit show Supernatural sent their big guns down to comic-con to promote their show. Along with Misha Collins (Castiel) & Jim Beaver (Bobby Singer) they pt in the big guns, the Winchester Brothers. Jensen Ackles (Dean) & Jared Padalecki (Sam) went down to San Diego for the festivities.
This was a hectic weekend if your name was Jared Padalecki. The towering star had a rollercoaster day & a bit, as he came into Vancouver friday morning for 1 day of shooting, only to turn right back around less than 24 hours later, and head right back out of town for Comic-con. I caught up to him on his way into town & he was in great spirits. He chatted freely about the show, and working with new cast member Corin Nemec (a cousin from the Campbell side of the family). Less than 24 hrs later he was leaving & in a slightly less joyous mood. Those of us that got him the day before let him go freely, but a couple who werent there the day prior went for him & he only did 1 each for them & seemed pretty worn out. Cant blame him really..and neither did they, after his hellish travel schedule.
If you are wondering about his shirt, it appears to be for a charity run by former SPN guest star & Golden Globe winning actress, Linda Blair. It says "Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation" The website is http://lindablairworldheart.org/ it is a non-profiut organization for animals in Los Angeles.
Jensen headed to Comic-Con on Saturday & was pleasant & willingly signing multiple items per person. When asked what the directing gig was like he replied it was a lot of work" & when I asked if he was going to stick to just acting for now then, he replied more or less yeah. Guess directing isnt in his immediate future. He also was very positive about working with Corin. Upon returning, Those of us that got him leaving let him go, only a couple of people stopped him & asked for photos with the star who was decked out in a fedora & sunglasses.
I was pretty disappointed that I only saw the Winchesters this weekend. I had really hoped to get Misha finally, but so far, the sarcasm challenged angel has evaded me...perhaps thats what I get for trying to track down someone that has his own wings. Like I am ever going to see him getting on a plane pfft.
Anyways, thats the story of Supernatural for Comic-con
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BONUS- decided to toss in the 3 Corin Nemec pics I took while he was here. I believe these are the first shots of him in town for SPN, maybe not the first posted, but the first taken.
Sometime over a year ago I first met Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki when they were on set a mere block from my house, their trailers even closer, just maybe 200 feet from my front door.
In that first encounter I got both of them. One on the set, one as they were leaving the trailers to go home at the end of the day. I left there with a good impression of them.
At that point, I had never watched more than a few minutes of the show. Not because I didnt like it, but because I simply dont watch TV that much & it wasnt on my list of things to keep caught up on.
Cue this season. With being a little more active in television & movie hounding this year, the cast of Supernatural was more on my radar. As well, a friend had lent me season 1 and 2 on DVD & I finally started watching it...and before you knew it, I was done both seasons.
During this season I had the chance to meet Jensen probably 6-8 times, and Jared 3 or 4 times. With the exception of 1 night where Jared seemed put off by us being there (I later found out some of this had to do with an altercation between his driver & other hounds on his way out of town), the boys more affectionately known as the Winchester Boys to the shows fans, were exceptionally pleasant. To add to the enjoyment of meeting the shows cast was the pleasant experiences with Jim Beaver & Misha Collins.
Next week, I am (assuming she remembers to bring them) going to finally get to start s3 & 4. I am pretty excited about it...especially after the great encounter I have had with them so far.
I often let my interactions with celebs decide what I will & wont watch. For instance, despite great interactions with 2 or 3 of the Smallville cast, the fact that 3 of its bigger stars are pricks sours the experience enough for me to not give the show a chance. The cast of Supernatural MADE me a fan.
The Winchester boys laid back approach to being celebs has made them a pleasure to hound. From Jensen joking with us about how intimidating Rampage Jackson seemed to him after they shared a flight together, to Jared (jokingly) saying "Fuck Smallville" when explaining how he is done filming before Smallville is & gets to go on vacation 1st. These guys are just regular laid back people. Its great to see there are still stars that are like this.
Below is a variety of pics from them since that 1st encounter with them
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.