It’s Thursday and even though I’m unbelievably excited about the Lost finale tonight, I can’t help but miss Supernatural and those Winchester boys. Do you think next season is going to start with Dean having spent the entire summer extended from those hellish bonds? More importantly is he going to get to come back normal or will he be one of the demons he despises? Oh what think of the delicious angst that would come from that!
Anyway if you, like me, are missing the boys and looking for a way to get a Supernatural fix, why don’t you check out the latest issue of the Supernatural magazine? The 4th issue came out on Tuesday, May 27, and not only does it feature a big double interview with Jensen and Jared but there’s also an interview with Amber Benson! It’s like a triple shot of greatness! Not to mention director Mike Rohl talking about his on-set memories, a real-life ghost hunter imparting a few trade secrets, and the young Winchesters from “A Very Supernatural Christmas,” Ridge Canipe and Colin Ford. That should get anyone through… well, the next few days at least.
And, in case you need convincing, here’s an excerpt from “Supernatural Encounters – An Interview with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki” and a sneak peak at the Mike Rohl and Amber Benson articles:
Some fans are friendlier than others. “I’ve gotten bras thrown at me and stuff like that, which was kind of fun,” Padalecki admits. Although sometimes the girls can be a little too friendly. “It depends where you are,” reveals Padalecki. “If it’s high school girls, they just want to take a picture, have you sign something so that they can tell their friends. But if you’re at a bar and it’s some girl who wants in your pants because they think you have money or something…” Padalecki is wary of those girls, just as he is with people who want to befriend him as a way to break into the industry. However, it’s not tough for the actors to see through those people. “You can tell by how intense someone is,” explains Padalecki. “If they’re like, ‘Hey, you work on the show. That’s cool. You want a drink?’ Or if someone is like, ‘Hey, who is your agent? Do you have guest stars? Do you hire locally?’ The more they ask you about what’s going on, it’s different. If they treat you just like a person, like, ‘Hey, what’s going on? Do you want to go play a game of pool or something?’ You can kind of tell just by talking to them what they’re after.”
Then there are the fans who truly believe in the supernatural. “I’ve gotten spells sent to me,” Ackles reveals. “Not voodoo dolls; nothing like that. No pentagrams or anything. You know, like good wishes spells sent to me with crazy herbs and stuff…” But while the senders assured him the spells were for protection, he hasn’t risked trying them yet. “They’re like, ‘Here, read this and do this,’ and I’m like, ‘No.’”
While some fans offer the guys protection from the evils of the world, others come to them for help. “I’ve actually gotten a few of those,” comments Ackles. “‘Hey, I think my house is haunted. What do I do?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know.’” If they asked Padalecki, he might just tell them to lock their doors. “My fiancée is completely scared of ghosts,” he shares. “She can’t watch a commercial for a scary movie because she’s like, ‘Ghosts!’ I remember one time she was having trouble sleeping, so I bought her some door locks for her bedroom. I was like, ‘Lock your door. Turn your alarm on.’ And she’s said, ‘Locks don’t work against ghosts.’” Then again, Padalecki’s first instinct isn’t always ghosts – he’s just as likely to blame odd occurrences on the Yellow-Eyed Demon. “You always hear about cold spots in a room or lights flickering or something like that,” he points out. “I was watching the show – I was watching the [first] season finale with my parents – and the lights started flickering, and I was like, ‘The demon.’ I just found myself saying that. And I was like, ‘It’s ingrained in me!’”