These Jared and Jensen con panels are usually memorable each time they happen, and this time was no exception. We laughed, we cried, we got to see firsthand what happens with Jensen Ackles snaps. Here’s how it all went down.
Every single time, an interesting video is always shown before the J&J panel. The one that most strikes my memory last time was the slash hinted, â€œBecause You Love Me.â€ I remember Jaredâ€™s corny line â€œWeâ€™re everything we are because you love us.â€ So, what video was used this time? â€œYouâ€™ve Got a Friend in Me,â€ shworing all the behind the scenes bloopers from season 1. My favorite scene was Jared flipping out in the final scene of â€œDevilâ€™s Trapâ€ and Jeffrey Dean Morgan laughing his ass off.
Jared and Jensen came on stage with a pretty low key entrance. They noticed the video though. â€œNothing Supernatural like youâ€™ve got a friend in me. Jeez,â€ said Jensen.
Also, I have the patented Jared Padalecki hair report. Todayâ€™s hair: Frizzy! Wavy, fluffy, and out of control.
(all photos courtesy of @Kerry_Morrow)
Jared had technical difficulties from the get-go. His microphone isnâ€™t working. Then he very ungracefully tried to introduce members of the crew that were in the audience today. â€œYouâ€™re on a roll today,â€ Jensen joked. Jared then asked how many were first timers and a healthy show of hands went up. â€œWelcome. Sorry about Sebastian. And Misha.â€
First up was a little girl that charmed both the boys. â€œWhat do you do when youâ€™re not doing your movies?â€ Jared tries to spend time with his wife. Jensen scoffed at him, calling that obvious. â€œWe like to sleep a lot.â€
Is there any episode they can relate to in their real lives? Jared – â€œThe one when I played Lucifer.â€ That got a few laughs and a strange look from Jensen. Jared also brought up the, â€œIf you know me, you know Iâ€™m not leaving my brother alone out thereâ€ line from the S6 finale. Jensen thought of something. â€œI was going to say the whole Western episode.â€
The most awesome Director of Photography Serge Ladoucer walked in, earning him a shout out from Jared and Jensen. Jensen – â€œThe talent is endless with him.â€ Jared – â€œAnd he dodges bullets.â€ Jensen – â€œHeâ€™s our Jedi.â€
The next person does the common, â€œMy question is for Jensen.â€ Jared – â€œSounds like a stupid question.â€ He then asks her â€œWhatâ€™s it like working with Jared?â€ â€œThatâ€™s a stupid question,â€ Jensen blurts. EVENTUALLY, she gets to ask the question, asking Jensen if he tries to layout or picture the scene before shooting it. Yes, when he reads the script, he visualizes how heâ€™d want to watch it. Then takes the idea to Serge. He thinks a lot about the shots when heâ€™s doing the shot list.
A woman starts with mentioning how manly they are on the show and both Jensen and Jared stand up and start doing all sorts of macho poses. Absolutely hilarious! I do think I fell out of my chair. The question ended up being about the scenes that arenâ€™t so manly. Iâ€™m not sure if the question really got answered, but apparently when they do things like comedy episodes and less â€œmanlyâ€ scenes, theyâ€™re adding to the depth of the characters.
Iâ€™m not entirely sure what the question was, but I love this quote. â€œWeâ€™ve had so many episodes now, were on 131. Thanks guys,â€ Jared said, getting a huge response from the crowd.
Someone asked for their reaction to June Vancouver riots. Jensen (joking) – â€œI got a 60 inch flat screen.â€ Jared (joking) – â€œIâ€™ve been watching it.â€ Now for the serious answer. They werenâ€™t here for that. Jensen thought it was sad to see, considering heâ€™s known people here for 10 years. The crew were really upset. Jared knows it was just a few jerks and they were making the whole place look bad.
Since the riots happened during the Stanley cup, the sore subject of hockey came up. Jensen – â€œI donâ€™t get it, this whole skating on water with a stick thing.â€ Jared just chose to speak Canadian. â€œYouze guys, eh?â€
The guys were asked if they did anything for Mishaâ€™s birthday. Jared said that he sent him a tweet really late. Mishaâ€™s response? â€œMan that sucks, it is my birthday. Youâ€™re the first person to text me.â€ Jensen – â€œI donâ€™t know who youâ€™re talking about.â€
(all photos courtesy of @Kerry_Morrow)
I donâ€™t know why the inflatable duck came up, but it did. Jensen was acting pretty bitter! Jared – â€œThey probably had to drenched it in bleach after Sebastian was done with it.â€ Jensen – â€œI wanted to kill it.â€
Jensen snores over Jaredâ€™s question. In a burning question that people have been even asking me about, they wanted to know what happened to Jared when he tweeted that he had an incident at customs getting back into the country. He got pulled over at the airport by customs at immigration. He wasnâ€™t feeling any love sitting in the cold hard steel room. He felt like he was bullied and needed some support from the twitter fans. He got it!
When did they decide to do this acting thing? Jared – â€œWhen I was on Days of our Lives.â€ Oh yeah, we laughed, especially when the fan mentioned she didnâ€™t recall him being on that. He did give a cool quote from Kim Manners though when describing how fortunate he feels after being in this business for 12 years. â€œThereâ€™s a secret club and someoneâ€™s given me the key.â€ â€œThe Gilmore Girlsâ€ was only supposed to be 4 episodes. They kept asking him back and next thing he knows heâ€™s there for a whole season. â€œI got a TV, something to play Nintendo on.â€ Jensen – â€œIt was Days of Our Lives for me.â€
INCIDENT ALERT!!!!! Aka, me falling out of my chair #2
As Jensen was trying to answer the question, the big source of entertainment this weekend, the giant inflatable and horribly molested duck, appeared on stage. Jensen immediately jumped up, grabbed the duck, pulled a knife out of his pocket and started slashing! No mercy whatsoever! The duck mades all sorts of popping noises and deflated, while Jared stood in the back pretty stunned over what was happening here (not to say he wasnâ€™t enjoying it). Finally Jensen threw the remnants of the duck away and took his seat.
Jared was still standing in his spot, not sure what to say. â€œIâ€™m not scared of Vancouver, Iâ€™m scared of him.â€
â€œWhat happened? I blacked out,â€ Jensen said. Jared sat down and tried to comfort Jensen, who was a little traumatized and trying to pull everything together. â€œI didnâ€™t expect him to come up behind me like that.â€ Jared offered more support, telling him itâ€™s okay. â€œI didnâ€™t know the safe word. It smelled like Sebastian.â€ Jared had sound advice. â€œYou better wash your knife.â€
Somehow, Jensen was able to get back to the question. He stuck with â€œDays of Our Livesâ€ because he signed a 3 year contract. His mother on the show wouldnâ€™t let him sign on for more after 3 years though, saying heâ€™s going places. What did he buy himself? A new truck.
They were asked about their experiences working with the babies on â€œTwo and a Half Men.â€ Jensen – â€œYou canâ€™t direct a baby, unless his name is Jared. Large baby.â€ They had several different babies to work with, one was perfect, one cried, and they were never predictable.
Do they remember any randoms acts of kindness that theyâ€™ve received. Jensen – â€œIn my life, or today?â€ â€œIâ€™m certain theyâ€™ve happenedâ€ said Jared even though he couldnâ€™t recall anything. Jensen – â€œSlashing the duck, it was very gratifying.â€
What was their most intense emotional scene? They both realized they havenâ€™t had one in a while. Jared – â€œHeart.â€ Jensen remembered how upset Jared was after that one. His was â€œHeaven and Hell,â€ he had to walk off on that one. Jensen said the mind knows it isnâ€™t real, but the body does. Jared said he was weeping in the first couple of takes during the scene when he was talking with Dean after being infected in â€œCroatoan.â€ He got really upset. Bob Singer told him to pull it in.
What are their favorite authors and books. Jared had a really long answer for The Great Gatsby and Jon Krakauer. Jensen – â€œYou donâ€™t want to ask me that question. Iâ€™m reading a book about the Dallas Cowboys right now.â€
Do they like voice over work? Jensen – his father does it. Itâ€™s not easy to break into it but he likes it. The anime was much different. The animation was already done in Japanese. They had to synch their words to the movement of the mouths and that was challenging. Would they do it again? Yes.
They were asked about the differences in the demon smoke. Itâ€™s up to the directorâ€™s discretion. Serge Ladoucer was able to confirm it was scripted and they had to give it a couple of beats with their mouths hanging open.
The fan also mentioned that she had memorized the exorcism. â€œGood for you!â€ Jensen said very sarcastically. He shared a story that recently someone had to give her spell in Romanian and had trouble doing it. Jensen told her it doesnâ€™t compare to his two pages of Latin. â€œWhen I see that in the script Iâ€™m not excited.â€ Jared on the other hand studied Latin so itâ€™s easier for him.
Jensen was asked about how he felt about Deanâ€™s relationship for Ben and Lisa. He said it was obvious that wasnâ€™t going to work. â€œWhen youâ€™ve gone through the things that Sam and Dean have gone through, thereâ€™s no going back.â€ Jared thinks that a quick death will be the best ending. â€œDo you want us to come back in 10 years to do a film that tanks?â€ Jensen asks incredulously. Audience didnâ€™t seem to mind.
I died laughing over this one, just because I remember these videos. A fan wants Jensen to turn his look from â€œAfter School Specialâ€ into a workout video. He clarified that he was supposed to put on his gym gear and do a 80â€™s Jane Fonda type workout video. â€œJim, we can make that happen, right?â€ JIm Michaels (who was in the audience) – â€œWeâ€™ll get Richard Simmons to do it with you.â€ Jensen – â€œNo.â€
Fans brought their zombie apocalypse ducks for the pond. â€œDonâ€™t let them near Jensen, or heâ€™ll stab them,â€ Jared warned. â€œThere was a zombie apocalypse for ducks? I didnâ€™t know that.â€ Jensen said.
How heartbreaking will season 7 be? Jared doesnâ€™t know, but theyâ€™re optimistic about a season 8.
What was their â€œglad itâ€™s not me scene?â€ Jensen – the Japanese Game show. â€œPudding!â€™ a fan yells. Jared confessed that was Samâ€™s line. Jared thought Dean would do it better. Jared was also sad that the â€œgenital herpesâ€ bit has been edited online because itâ€™s no longer a joke.
Someone wondered if the â€œsuicide noteâ€ from â€œPoint of No Returnâ€ was scripted. Jensen doesnâ€™t remember writing the note, but thinks it was something the props department gave him to copy.
Jared delivered a nice message for fans in Japan.
Which Dallas Cowboys book is Jensen reading? The glory days in the 90â€™s.
I LOVE the answers that came out of this question. Someone wanted to know what their food quirks were. Yes, you know Jaredâ€™s going to have something good there. Jensen started though, he puts peanut butter on his pancakes. Jared – â€œI want weirder. I want to see him eat chalk.â€ Then Jared gave his answer. â€œI eat a lot of canned tuna.â€ Jensen – â€œThatâ€™s not weird enough.â€ Jared - â€œI eat chalk.â€
It gets weirder, because Jared thinks of something. Heâ€™ll eat the tail on coconut shrimp. Gen was watching Paula Deen (though Jensen believes it was him) and somehow they ended up with a deep fryer. â€œI deep fried a kit-kat and ate it. I deep fried a cupcake. Then she took the fryer away with me.â€ Jensen added to that. â€œYou know what theyâ€™re doing at the state fair in Texas. Deep fried butter. Donâ€™t mess with Texas, theyâ€™ll deep fry anything.â€
SOMEHOW, this led into another disturbing reality show that Jensen had been watching recently. â€œI saw this show about weird people.â€ Jared had the quick answer. â€œItâ€™s called Supernatural.â€
The crowd knew what he was talking about, â€œMy Strange Addiction.â€ He said this lady ate foam from couches. She ate about 7 couches in her lifetime. She gave it up and then ate her bra. â€œWas it deep fried?â€ Jared asked.
What was the most awkward thing on theyâ€™ve seen the set? Jared – â€œHaving to see Jensen in that outfit when heâ€™s the gym teacher.â€ Jensen – â€œMy first scene with Misha was really weird. Is he really going to talk like that?â€
Then Jensen remembers another scene, something heâ€™s shared before. Itâ€™s from â€œMonster Movie.â€ Heâ€™s dressed in full traditional lederhosen, Todd Stashwick was in full dracula costume with the white makeup. Jensen is strapped to the table. Todd comes up to him, leans over and says, â€œWeâ€™re grown men.â€
That was all for the panel. No more ducks were harmed this day, although we are a little worried whatâ€™s going to happen to all the duckies when they make their way back to the set in Burnaby. We hope that Clif Kosterman has their back and has taken all knives away from Jensen.