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
4/17/2010 01:44:50 pm
Great to hear that some celebs are still nice people. I imagine in your line of business you must meet some real jerks from time to time. Very nice to read something like this about some stars I like.
4/17/2010 02:10:11 pm
I'm glad to hear that the Supernatural guys are as awesome as I thought they would be. They seem so down to earth and not the usual stuck up Hollywood types (even though they spend most of their time in Vancouver).
Supernatural rocks, I have every season except 7. Waiting to find and its mine, the show is great. Love them both but Jensen is my favorite. Heard they are really nice in person. It's nice to be important but important to be nice. Keep Rocking!!!! Sincerely, Connie
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