Jared Padalecki Interview: ‘Supernatural’ Season 11 and an Impala Episode

Jared Padalecki Interview: Supernatural Season 11 and an Impala Episode
Jared Padalecki at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con (Photo by Richard Chavez / Showbiz Junkies)

Supernatural‘s coming up on its 11th season and once again the show’s stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard presented a panel at the San Diego Comic Con. The Supernatural panel is always packed with diehard fans, and this year was no exception. The cast also took time to sit down for interviews at the Con, answering questions about the upcoming season and about one specific episode featuring Dean’s beloved Chevy Impala.

Although Padalecki was told the episode was a secret, the cat was out of the bag by the time he sat down. “I’m stoked about it. Did you see Locke, the movie with Tom Hardy? It all takes place in a car. I loved it. He’s driving across the state or something and it all takes place in his car. And so the episode is called ‘Baby’ and the Impala apparently is going to be in every single shot of the episode. We’re either in the Impala, on the Impala… It’s this cool story that’s told where, we’ve done it before where the stories are told with cameras and so it doesn’t look so produced,” explained Padalecki. “We’re so blessed with a fandom and very inventive writers is that we can do all these crazy, strange things. I’ve played a soulless guy. I’ve played Jared Padalecki on Supernatural. so we’re able to do these fun stories and tell these cool things, and to really embrace our number three on the call sheet – the ’67 Impala. I’m stoked.”

Padalecki also promised this upcoming season would get back to basics and back to focusing on the brothers’ relationship and how much they love each other. “That’s big for me. I am a brother. Jensen is a brother, too. He also feels like my brother in real life. I have two sons that are brothers. For years one of the things that I really meshed with was the idea of these guys – it could be a guy and a girl, a guy and a guy – fighting through all this shit in life with somebody by your side. Whether it’s a band you love, or a TV show, but something to help you get through the day. That something for Sam was Dean and something for Dean was Sam, and then they split apart for so long. So I don’t know what’s going to happen this season… I mean, the darkness is pre-Biblical and we have no one to turn to because no one really knows anything. But I know that Sam and Dean will be side by side. That’s f*cking cool.”

Asked who he’d like to see come back for season 11, Padalecki would love to have his wife, actress Genevieve Padalecki, back. “In all honesty I would like to see Mitch Pileggi come back. I would love to see Chuck Shurley come back. Especially now that we’re dealing with the darkness and it’s pre-Biblical and nobody really knows anything about it, I’d love to see God come back. So those two guys for sure. I’d always love to see Richard Speight come back.”

More on Season 11: Jensen Ackles Interview / Misha Collins Interview / Jeremy Carver Interview

Watch the full Jared Padalecki Supernatural interview: