Poor Sam Winchester. It’s got to be rough to wake up in an alternate universe where you’re happily married to the demon who destroyed your life. And the world.
In these first look stills from “The French Mistake,” the “Supernatural” episode airing Friday, Feb 25, things get awkward when Balthazar tries to protect the Winchesters by dropping them into a world where they’re known as Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, actors on a TV show called “Supernatural.”
Meta, much? Yes.
Genevieve Padalecki, Padalecki’s real-life wife and former co-star, plays a fictionalized version of herself in the episode… and it looks like Sam isn’t too keen on locking lips with the woman who looks exactly like Ruby. We’re just wondering what “Genevieve” is going to think of “Jared’s” impending freak-out.
Elsewhere in this strange world, a guy who looks an awful lot like Castiel but calls himself Misha Collins
is desperately in need of a Twittervention… and isn’t quite prepared
for the fight he’s in for. He’s not a rogue warrior angel… he just
plays one on TV.
Zap2it was on the scene at Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural in Los Angeles this weekend, where Padalecki and Ackles discussed their craziest fan experiences, including a couple of online fans who insist that they’re married to the actors. “There’s somebody who says that they are our wives. Someone put online that they’re our wives and that our wives are actually stalkers,” Padalecki laughed.
“That’s pretty weird. Creepy, and also weird,” Ackles added. Perhaps the fact that Genevieve, formerly Cortese, is now officially credited by The CW as Genevieve Padalecki will clear up any lingering fan confusion.
If you’re looking to get into your favorite actors’ good graces, posing as them (or their wives) online isn’t the way to their hearts. “I don’t have a facebook or a Twitter, I never have,” Padalecki clarifies. And as for the posers? “No, it doesn’t [stroke my ego]. What strokes my ego is having an intelligent conversation with somebody about something that involves my work. Someone going like ‘This is me, I’m Jared,’ that’s creepy to me. It’s that kind of online weirdness, which is obviously very cowardly, because they don’t have to take responsibility for what they’re doing. It’s troublesome.”
We can’t wait to see what kind of fan interaction the fictionalized Jared and Jensen will have in “The French Mistake.” What do you think of these first look photos? Let us know your opinions (we know you’ve got ’em!) in the comments below.