“Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki recently won NextMovie’s poll about TV stars fans would like to see get big movie careers — but don’t worry, “Supernatural” fans. Even if a fantastic movie role comes his way, he’s not interested in ditching Sam Winchester any time soon.
“I wouldn’t. I’m a Texas guy, and the good and bad of that is that I’m always, first and foremost, loyal. If it weren’t for ‘Supernatural,’ I wouldn’t have a lot of the blessings that I have today, so I’m going to play it out,” he tells the site. “I’m going to give it my all. I’ll be with the cast and crew for the remainder, as long as the fans want us on the air and the network obliges.
I’d love to have a movie career. I’m still pretty young. I’m not going to be 29 for another month. So if the show goes another year, I’m 30. If it goes for five years, I’m 34. I think I’m hopefully in the dawn of my career, not in the dusk, so I think I’d be happier sticking it out with ‘Supernatural.'”
He still has a lot of love for his first TV gig, too, as the perpetually lovelorn Dean Forester on “Gilmore Girls.” Padalecki says that if a “Gilmore Girls” movie gets made, he wouldn’t hesitate for a moment in signing on.
“One hundred percent!” he says. “I would love to. I really would truly love to. It was so fun. I have nothing but fond memories of that show. I came to it straight out of high school, I grew up on the show, and I’d love to go revisit that character.”
As for other movie dreams, Padalecki says his career idols are Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp. He recently read “Lone Survivor,” an eye-witness account of a fallen team of Navy Seals on a reconnaissance mission on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. “I would love to play Marcus Luttrell, who was the author and the ‘lone survivor.’ He’s a national hero; he’s very courageous and heroic in insurmountable danger, so it’s something I’d love to explore. And being involved in – what, three wars, right now? The U.S? — it’s easy to sit here and worry about rats in my vents and wisdom teeth being pulled. Meanwhile, there are a lot of people who don’t have running water and… [there are men and women] fighting for our freedom. I’m really grateful for that and I’d love to explore that on screen.”
Padalecki comes by the interest in war movies honestly, but they’re not the only genre he’s interested in. “My father’s a big war buff, so I became a big war buff,” he says. “Anything having to do with World War II, I’d love to be a part of. I’d love to do a war movie in some way, shape or form. I’d [also] love to do a comedy. I’m terrified of comedy. I don’t think I’m funny, but I guess that’s why it’s so thrilling.”
“Gilmore Girls” was totally a comedy. Just saying.