The weather couldn’t be avoided, not when the actors had just flown in from cold and wet Vancouver to hot and dry Los Angeles. “When we took off, I was in a jacket and a scarf and a hat,” Padalecki explains, while Ackles joins in to point out, “We’re sweating now; this is ridiculous.”
Despite the heat, both actors seemed excited to be there. Padalecki, in particular, was looking forward to reconnecting with an old friend. “I’m excited to see Aisha [Tyler], I haven’t seen her in a little bit,” he says. “I haven’t seen her since Comic-Con. Can’t wait to give her a big hug.”
Finally, talk turned to “Supernatural,” where Ackles and Padalecki both seemed thrilled at the show’s longevity. “From the very beginning, Erik Kripke created a story and characters that resonated with people and if we want continue to do that, we’ll find an audience anywhere,” Ackles says. Could the show last forever, then?
Padalecki adds that the passion of the “Supernatural” fans was a big deal too. “We’re helped by the general social media movement,” he says. “We may not have as many viewers as ‘American Idol,’ but our fans are very passionate and vocal.”