Jensen Ackles Interview – ‘Supernatural’ Season 11, Bromances, and Baby

Jensen Ackles Interview - Supernatural Season 11
Jensen Ackles at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con (Photo by Richard Chavez / Showbiz Junkies)

Jensen Ackles didn’t give much away about the upcoming 11th season of The CW’s Supernatural while doing roundtable interviews at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con, but he did catch us up on where the story left off and what he’s looking forward to within the Winchester brother relationship next season. “The mark is gone and so with that comes double trouble,” said Ackles. “We find ourselves now in the wake of what happened last thing in the last season. Something has been released in the world. We have to figure out what that is, how far its reach is, and how we’re going to fix it.”

Ackles said fans of the series can expect more of the brothers working together in season 11. “One of the things I really like about it is it’s kind of going back to the original format of having both brothers unaffected…meaning not drinking demon blood and not having the Mark of Cain on their arm. Just Sam and Dean as Sam and Dean, and fighting a common cause – a common target. I’m anxious to see how it gets back to that and what it means for the show. I think it’s a good show,” explained Ackles.

Ackles is also really looking forward to one episode in particular: “Baby” featuring Dean’s beloved Impala. “I’m excited about that. I’ve watched that movie Locke – a fantastic movie – but then I’ve also seen the movie Buried with Ryan Reynolds, and all I wanted…even with the Ryan Reynolds movie which is great and I think Ryan did a great job…but all I wanted to see was just a shot of the desert. ‘Just get me out of the box for a second! Just give me an establishing shot and then we can go back in the box.’ And, of course it never happens so I felt a little claustrophobic. But with Locke, I never would have imagined an hour and a half movie sitting 90 minutes in a car would have been as interesting as it was. So, if that’s the formula we have to follow I’m very nervous. We might have to call Tom Hardy and have him come over and guest star in that one. ‘Will you just sit in the back seat and say all of our dialogue for us?'”

Dean has a lot of bromances on the show, so in real life who would Ackles like to be involved in a bromance with? “Well I just mentioned Tom Hardy and he’s certainly somebody that I admire and respect, and admire his talent. There’s some other contemporaries that I have. I think [Ryan] Gosling is a very talented, under-used actor, although that might be by his own choice,” replied Ackles. “You talk about the Chrises. What is it, the four Chrises? Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, [Chris Hemsworth]. All of those guys – I admire their careers and what they do. I don’t know if I would necessarily get in a bromance though. I think if I was going to bromance somebody it might be like Bear Grylls.”

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