Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki sat down with press at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to talk about Supernatural Season 10, last season’s finale and Dean’s demonification. Check out the highlights below!
Ackles was kind enough to give fans further insight into Demon Dean and his personality, or lack thereof, and how he differs from Human Dean:
“It’s not that Dean is possessed by a demon, it is that his own soul is actually twisted enough to where it has become demonic. So, I basically took what Dean was doing last season, which was really kind of tortured and brooding and- it was a tough season for old Dean last year, he was going through a lot. The fact that he had betrayed his brother, the fact this his brother feels kind of like he lost his brother and that he didn’t really have that motivating force of protecting Sammy like he always had. It was kind of on a crash collision course and so I wanted to take all of that away. All the weight of the world, all the heavy heart, the guilt, the- just all of that stuff, remove all of that, because Demon Dean does not care. So that’s kind of where I went with this character, is that he is Dean without a care in the world and it’s not comedic, it’s almost scary. I think that he cares so little for anybody and everybody and he loves it, and I think that’s scary.” Ackles commented.
When asked about how Sam will react to finding out about his new, twisted brother, Padalecki had this to say:
“At first Sam obviously doesn’t know. So at first, you know Sam he’s in the dungeon trying to summon Crowley, when Crowley was actually there with Dean, so Sam got back from Dean’s room and Dean was gone, and since Sam didn’t get to see the show, he doesn’t know what happened. So we start out and Sam knows his brother’s gone and he knows he’s going to look for his brother, but he doesn’t know exactly what happened. He doesn’t know if he was abducted or whatever. He has his suspicions, but when Sam finds out what happened to his brother, he’s not pissed at Dean, he just wants to fix the situation. He made a promise to Dean in season 9 that he wasn’t going to let him go, and he’s going to do whatever it takes to make good on his promise.” Padalecki revealed.
You can watch more of what the Winchester brothers revealed about the upcoming season below!
Sam definitely has some experience when it comes to being someone (or something) other than himself. What do you think it’s going to take for him to bring Dean back from the brink?
Supernatural returns on the CW on October 7th!
More coverage from Comic-Con 2014 to come as we post our interviews!