Today was the big "Supernatural" day at San Diego Comic Con and as I've done the last six years (!), I was there for all the action.  This is my roundtable interview that took place in the "Supernatural" press room with the beautiful and always pleasant Jensen Ackles.  He does actually share some small spoilers for Season 11, but trust me when I say, they're pretty damned exciting.  




For those of you that can't play the video or can't make out what was said, here's the entire transcript!  

Just before the interview, when Jensen was approaching our table, he stopped at the table next to us, where Jared was, and proceeded to mess up his hair!  That’s the segue-way into the beginning part of our conversation, where we start talking about Jared’s hair. 

New life as a hairdresser. 

Jensen:  If you only knew.  If you only knew how many times I’ve had to, “wait stop!” (motions fixing Jared’s hair) “Okay go!”  

The director side of you. 

Yeah.  That’s the “We’ve only got 12 hours to do this and if we stop every time and do a full hair redo we’re going to be here until next year.”  

Has Jared ever wanted to shave his head?

(Jensen has no answer, contemplates)

Have you ever wanted to shave his head?

Yes! Every time I’ve had to stop and do that (motions fixing hair).  Every time I’ve had to, “Just give me the clippers.  

You think you can write into the story line they shave his head in some weird, ridiculous way? 

That would be epic.  It would never happen.  No, I would get assassinated.  

What’s going to happen with Dean and Castiel’s relationship this season?

I don’t know.  I’ve only read about four (episodes) so far and its pretty status quo.  I would imagine given the issue of the darkness we’re going to need as many allies as we can get.  Cas obviously probably number one.  I assume that he’ll be hanging out with us quite a bit and trying to figure out how we’re going to fight this big bad. 

(My question!)  How mortified is Dean then that all of this is happening because of the decision he made for that thing (MOC) on his arm? 

It’s been kind of a rabbit hole.  I think that the pity party is over with Dean.  I’m sick of playing it (table laughs), I think they’re sick of writing it.  The Mark is gone, great, now I’m back to normal  and I can fight whatever that means.  Whatever mess we made, then, it’s our job to clean it up.  I’m not going to feel guilty about it though because it’s the whole “sometimes you’ve got to do a little bad for the greater good” and I think Dean has come to terms with what he’s done.  He wore that monkey on his back and now he’s done with it.  And I think that getting back to the original format of the show and how that journey began was the two brothers with a common goal, band together, this is where the road is going to take them.  I think that’s where we find ourselves this year.  I’m happy about that.  

Sure there will be issues along the way and there’s always going to be…the brothers are going to fight and bicker but at the end of the day they’re not afflicted with anything anymore.  There’s no demon blood, there’s no Mark of Cain, there’s no whatever it is.  They’re back to being brothers and they’re back to fighting for the common good and I love it. 

You sound happy.

I am! (laughs).  I am happy about that.  

Can you tell us about the episode you directed and what the big the challenge was?

I’m literally in the middle of directing that right now.  I’m 4 days in and I’ve got 4 days more days this week and the biggest challenge is going to be tomorrow because it’s an entire day with Mark Sheppard (table laughs).   





More reports coming soon, with the next item being our interview with Jared Padalecki! 

Comments  

mara regina da costa
# mara regina da costa 2015-07-12 19:25
:)love supernatural
I loved the story
NOLANOLA
# NOLANOLA 2015-07-12 21:25
I am watching the SDCC 2015 FULL PANEL NOW.
HERE #SPNFamily
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BYjUTyoEP4&feature=youtu.be&t=7s
BoGirle
# BoGirle 2015-07-12 21:51
Lovely. Jensen looks happy and healthy. It's too bad the interview is so short, but I guess all of them are about the same length at these things...like speed dating!
cheryl42
# cheryl42 2015-07-12 23:20
I loved your question to Jensen Alice and his response is exactly what I have been feeling about Dean for a while now. I am also glad that ''it'' is over and now he can go back to the character I love.
Alice
# Alice 2015-07-14 00:16
I was thrilled with the answer! Too bad some Dean fans on Twitter weren't. They wanted me to push Dean's "emotional" arc for the season. Can't win!
spnlit
# spnlit 2015-07-14 07:17
I enjoyed Jensen's response at H Hall discussion, when he enthusiasticall y supported the brother's working together on the same team without being personally inflicted with supernatural forces. I loved how he told the fans to encourage Carver to continue down this path by means of social media.
novi
# novi 2015-07-13 04:13
Thanks a lot for the transcripts, especially Jared's. What would I do without this site!
YellowEyedSam
# YellowEyedSam 2015-07-13 05:49
I stopped right before the spoiler (instincts!) and then I Read the transcript. Oops..

Quote:
What’s going to happen with Dean and Castiel’s relationship this season?
Why do I get the feeling that was one of those shippers? >_>
njspnfan
# njspnfan 2015-07-13 10:29
thank you for taking the time to post these, Alice. I also checked out your other interviews at your TVFTROU YouTube channel.

how many shows do you do interviews for/cover while at SDCC?
Alice
# Alice 2015-07-14 00:15
I covered 7 this year. When going by myself, that's about my maximum. I have like 30 interviews or something I'm coming back with (haven't counted but it's a lot). The other shows are Arrow, The Flash, The 100, Person of Interest, Gotham, and new show Lucifer. I'll start posting interviews on TV For the Rest of Us once I get all the SPN transcriptions posted!
Jen
# Jen 2015-07-14 07:30
Thank you Alice , WFB & Sister site do a Great job at keeping us informed - and asking the right interview questions.
The Boys have made me double excited for the new season and I am also encouraged by the fact that they personnaly are done with the in fighting with Sam & Dean, J & J are on our wave length, They just won't to get back to how the show originally started BROTHER"s TOGETHER, fighting the good fight, the family business, YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
The vague but interesting hints look as though we could be in for a excellent season lets hope the writers don't let us down

On a personal note I wish I could have been there to hold a candle for Jare & everyone else suffering mental illness. I do light a candle every night in support of everyone. I am PROUD to call myself a member of the SPN Family.

Again THANK YOU Alice and all envolved in running the wonderfull site and your sister site xxoo