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This weekend, Asylum 6 took place in Birmingham, England. In attendance were Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Cindy Sampson, Frederic Lehne, Richard Speight Jr., Mark Sheppard, Brock Kelly, and Jason Manns. The weekend was enjoyed by all who sent their reports anyway, and those guests at the hotel got a memory to hold onto forever. The smoke alarm went off and the entire hotel was evacuated, thus proving that at least their safety systems are up to code. Rumor is it was a smoke machine left on.
Iâ€™ve been following the coverage on Twitter, which can always been a source of some very scattered information, but I managed to come up with some great information. Iâ€™m sharing what Iâ€™ve learned here in summary form, so you donâ€™t have to go through the same hours long exercise I did. If you want to though out of sheer boredom, go to Twitter and check out the #Asylum6 hashtag.
A lot of this info came from videos in mtumale610â€™s collection. Iâ€™ll include links on particular gems, but if you want to see the entire collection, go here:
After going through all the info, the best info came from the Jensen, Jared, and Jensen and Jared panels. I donâ€™t mean to slight the others, but most of it was them having fun with the audience. Which is exactly why people should go to cons and not come here to read what I write about them! If you found any good info from the others and want to share it in the comments please feel free. Otherwise, what was said was nothing we hadnâ€™t learned before.
So, enough delay. Hereâ€™s the info I found on Twitter. Itâ€™s not in perfect order, but close enough.
I guess heâ€™s not dying to guest star on Glee. Heâ€™d be interested in â€œModern Familyâ€ or â€œHow I Met Your Mother.â€ (I say â€œChuckâ€ myself!)
He likes to watch comedies. (Hey, itâ€™s Twitter, details are often lacking about the original question).
Irreverent fan question of the con (which I happen to love). â€œWhat color do smurfs go when you choke them?â€ I honestly didnâ€™t find an answer!
Heâ€™s happy that Sam got his soul back so he could go back to being the jerk.
Jensen has said this before, but his favorite season is season one.
Jensen is actually spending his first wedding anniversary at the con! Lucky for him and Danneel it sounds like theyâ€™ve been spending some time in Scotland. Iâ€™ve been to Scotland personally. Itâ€™s the most beautiful place on earth.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALERT: Shooting starts July 6th. Jensen plans on directing another episode in season seven. Whoo hoo! I just saw â€œWeekend at Bobbyâ€™sâ€ yesterday. Itâ€™s a mighty brilliant directing effort.
Hereâ€™s an â€œoverheard at the conâ€ Jensen quote. â€œBen Edlund is a mystery of his own be we love him and glad to have him.â€
He was asked about a musical episode again. Jensen again gives the â€œI wouldnâ€™t put it past themâ€ answer.
â€œDuring your fight scenes with Jared have you hit him and did you like it?â€ He has only hit 2 people and they were stunt guys. Jaredâ€™s been hit a few times and Todd Stashwick (Dracula, â€œMonster Movieâ€) hit him once. He did hit Kerr Smith with a pickaxe handle in â€œMy Bloody Valentine.â€ It made him bleed. Jared is a huge Beatles fan and introduced Jensen to the Beatles.
How should â€œSupernaturalâ€ end? Jensen thinks it would be funny if Sam and Dean are stoners and the whole series has been a video game.
Would he pose in Playgirl? While Jared adorably laughed at that one (I swear he was a shade of red too) the answer must be no. He (or his body) belongs to Gen now.
He got another hair question! He doesnâ€™t sure a hairbrush, and he might use hairspray if his hair gets long so he doesnâ€™t look like Cousin It. Hereâ€™s a little fun tidbit. Samâ€™s hair changed because Kripke wanted Sam to look older. No bangs did the trick!
Jared is up for a season 8, but no one has come to them yet from the network and asked if they want to do a season 8. In the meantime, he wants really focus on season 7 and if it ends there thatâ€™s much longer than he ever expected this to go.
Jared would love to have a child, but he wants his child to know daddy and that canâ€™t happen as long as â€œSupernaturalâ€ is around. Heâ€™s noticed the impact parenthood has had on Misha. â€œIf we filmed a television season in 176 days, Jensen and I probably work a 160 or 165, Misha probably works about 30. For every 1 day he works we work 6 and he was having a hell of a time. If I had five more days off a week Iâ€™d still be exhausted. So I think weâ€™re gonna wait a little bit.â€
Most memorable moment with Jensen and Misha (wouldnâ€™t give the episode since season six hasnâ€™t aired in the UK yet). There was a scene where Sam and Dean were arguing with Castiel and he and Jensen were being so goofy Misha couldnâ€™t get through the scene and asked them to leave. They promised to be good and stood there with strange serious looks on their faces, so Misha had kicked them off the set. Apparently that happened more than once. â€œFor those that seen it, Sam and Dean are really mad at Castiel.â€
What Jared loved most of about The French Mistake is he and his wife got to play themselves and make fun of themselves, but it not be some bad reality show where theyâ€™ve messed up. â€œI think the worst thing and actor can is take himself too seriously.â€ He loves how they can have episodes like â€œThe Real Ghostbustersâ€ or â€œThe French Mistakeâ€ and the network lets them do it. â€œLike CSI you wonâ€™t see David Carusoâ€™s wife walk around and put some glasses on and take them off. No one would care. Half the CSI audience would be â€˜Whatâ€™s this crap? Change the channel.â€ Without the â€œSupernaturalâ€ fans, they wouldnâ€™t be able to do episodes like this. He also loved the Western episode. He talked about meeting Samuel Colt, and then realized he just spoiled it for some people in the audience. He encouraged them to go back in time and stuff something in their ears.
Jared loved playing soulless Sam. The reason, this being a TV show, he had to depart from the usual way he approached his character and writers too the way they write for him. It was a tough acting exercise that made it very rewarding.
I thought about transcribing this, but I canâ€™t do the story justice in mere words. Itâ€™s just better to hear Jared tell it. Find out why Misha put $2000 worth of coins in Jaredâ€™s trailer. It all has to do with wagering while playing â€œWords With Friends.â€ I love how Jaredâ€™s dog Sadie wouldnâ€™t come to the door because she wouldnâ€™t step on the coins! There were over 100,000 coins, 78,000 pennies. Jared shoveled them up and put them into buckets, then he dumped a few of those buckets in Mishaâ€™s car. Misha kept the coins in there for a while and every time he would stop or accelerate coins would shift everyone. One even got caught in the seat belt buckle. The money ended up being donated to Mishaâ€™s Random Acts charity and a ride for cancer charity one of their ADs participates in.
Just watch the whole thing on You Tube. Itâ€™s much better coming from the source and one of the best stories Iâ€™ve heard told at these cons.
Jensen and Jared:
Jared loves the horseback riding picture from â€œThe French Mistakeâ€ and even took it home, but he hasnâ€™t put it up. Apparently that would be way too douchy. Ditto for the Warhol pictures.
Jensen might be asked to do commentary for â€œWeekend at Bobbyâ€™s.â€ I presume thatâ€™s for the DVD.
When filming My Bloody Valentine, Jensenâ€™s marks were in red tape, which is what Jared uses on â€œSupernatural.â€ He uses blue. So he goes for his mark, got confused by the red and told them thatâ€™s not gonna work. They had to go out and get some blue tape for him.
Jared was asked if he would do a Gilmore Girls movie. Jensen answered for him. â€œThey did it, itâ€™s called New York Minute.â€ Jared – â€œJensenâ€™s just jealous because thereâ€™s only one true Dean.â€
This made me sad. Theyâ€™re grateful for the fans being so sweet to Gen and Danneel. â€œSome of the stuff on the internet gets leaked to them and thatâ€™s upsetting.â€
A lady expecting a baby asked if she should call the baby Jensen or Jared. Jared, because â€œYouâ€™re more likely to get Jared than Jensen keychains.â€
Jensen and Jared found out about Stonehenge Apocalypse (Mishaâ€™s movie) because a producer commissioned a replica of Stonehenge and put it on the set for one of Mishaâ€™s scenes. They even played Spinal Tap!
Believe it nor not, Jared isnâ€™t comfortable with sex scenes. He wants them to be part of the storyline. Iâ€™ll tell ya, thatâ€™s quite some acting then, for he always looks great in them.
Hereâ€™s another soundbite. Jared: â€œIf I met Sam, Iâ€™d shake him by the shirt and say â€˜You Look a lot like me.â€™â€ Heâ€™d tell Sam to go hunt demons in hot places and take care of his hair.
If Jensen met Dean. â€œCan I take the Impala for a spin and borrow your Colt?â€
Jensen told the story about filming Dean climbing out of the grave in â€œLazarus Rising.â€ It was still summer in Vancouver and it was really hot. They dug a hole in the ground about five feet deep and four feet wide and put a box in it. It had a big hole with some neoprene over it and a foot of dirt. He had to sit in the box and wait for the crane to get into position. When it was time to crawl out of the hole he was sweating and there was dirt all over him in his eyes and his mouth and Kim Manners was directing. â€œSuck it up Ackles!â€ It took two days to film that sequence and it was a tough scene. Jared had those two days off.
Again, I encourage you to hear the story from the original source. Itâ€™s much better!
As usual, for your comprehensive source of links and information, go to Supernatural Wiki. They have a lot more than what I could scrounge up on Twitter. Check back often this week, for it usually takes fans a while to get info up.
And thatâ€™s another roundup for now! On June 4-5, Iâ€™ll be in Nashville covering the next Creation Entertainment Salute to Supernatural con. Jensen, Jared, Misha, Richard Speight Jr., Brock Kelly, Matt Cohen, Chad Lindberg, Corin Nemic, and Jason Manns will be there. This con will only be 2 days and Jared and Jensen day is Saturday instead of Sunday. Come back here for all the reports or follow me at @WinFamBusiness on Twitter for live tweets.