Jensen Ackles on Demon Dean and Season - Transcript

Here is part two in Danielle Turchiano's interview with Jensen Ackles at the TCAs this past weekend!

You can find it here.

Please note: There may be a few mistakes. I left out some affirmative comments from Danielle while Jensen is talking. I’m going to put it under a cut because he does discuss spoilers (well, as much as he can!) for Dean for season 10.

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Jensen on Directing in Season 10

Per request, here’s a transcript of GiveMeMyRemote.com’s interview with Jensen at this year’s TCAs. In this one, he mostly talks about directing, but there is a minor Crowley spoiler for the episode he directed!

Here’s the video.

(Please note: it’s not perfect, and I left out the part where Jensen jokes around with Jared, and the questioner’s one word comments while Jensen is speaking!)

Q: First of all, you’re directing again, which is so fantastic, what can you tease about that particular episode?

JA: Well, it will be the third episode that airs. Unfortunately for me, it’s the first episode in which I had to play Demon Dean. So I not only was directing and trying to keep that straight in my head, I was also introducing a new character. Um, and it wasn’t just a new character that we start season ten with, it is a new character that we pick a few episodes later where he’s in some dire straight. (Jared interrupts, they banter about how Jared smells like pork rinds). So that was challenging, keeping everything straight technically in my mind as a director, but also trying to be kind of mentally and creatively available to perform a new character.

Q: Yea. Well, I mean, you’ve done directing so many times at this point, do you find that you are able to kind of learn something new with this experience that you might not have picked up on with the other times? Or at this point, does it feel like riding a bicycle?

JA: It’s not…I don’t think it will be ‘riding a bicycle’ uh, until I’ve done 30 of these. Um and then it might, at that point I might be able to take the training wheels off. Uh, yea, I have an amazing amount of respect for episodic directors who are able to come in and do what they do, especially guys who don’t know the show very well or who don’t have a raport with the actors or the crew. I mean, that’s got to be a very difficult challenge. YOu know, I obviously know these guys, our crew, cast, better than most actors ever get to know their crew and cast. I mean, I’ve spent holidays with these people. You know, I…literally, I go to…I spent my birthday, literally my birthday this past year, in my camera operator’s house with his wife and his daughter. That was it, just the four of us. Cause I was alone on my birthday and Brad was like, ‘come over, you can’t be alone. Come on,  Brenda will cook us a steak and you can show some magic tricks to Collette.’ So that was, uh, so these people are like family to me. So doing what I do, doing the directing in an environment in which I feel so safe and so comfortable and so protected, is a dream. For those who come in and don’t know these guys and don’t know us, it’s got to be tough. It’s got to be very tough. So anyway, that being said, it’s still incredibly challenging, and I put a lot of pressure on myself. The late, great Kim Manners told me that I would direct one of these one year, or at some point. I think it was like the beginning of season 2 when he said it to me. And I was like, ‘what? No, I’m not!’ And he’s like, ‘yea, you will.’ He was like, ‘I can see it in you. You will.’ And he really kind of planted the seed. And I just kind of started looking at things differently. But I remember he said to me, ‘listen, I’m going to give you three words of advice: homework, homework, homework.’ And so to this day, I want to make sure that I have such a great road map when I show up day one to direct that I don’t get lost. And um, because being lost as a director, I’ve seen it happen, you know, I won’t name names, but there have been directors that have come on in the past, that have gotten lost. And, you know, if somebody doesn’t step up and say ‘hey, hey, why don’t we do this,’ it can be a very uncomfortable set. Um, and I never want that to happen to me. Even though I know that these guys would say, ‘hey, I got it, I got you, let’s go this way,’ I don’t want them to have to do that. So I exhaust myself in prep to make sure that I, you know, have covered my ass as much as possible so that I’m available to be a performer. Um, you know, that being said, there are other things that now, knowing the show, watching the show, having done 196 episodes of it, I know what looks…I have an idea of how it should look. So if I’m sitting behind a monitor directing a scene like I was yesterday, I was directing a scene with Mark Sheppard, and he happened to be seated and there happened to be some other bodies around just standing there, and the camera was still, and I was like, ‘it’s too still. It’s too still. Nobody’s moving, nobody’s moving but I can’t have anybody moving because he’s giving a speech.’ So I just walked over and I was like, ‘Brad, let’s keep the camera floating, just keep it moving, keep it moving, I gotta have some movement.’ Cause it’s just more pleasing to the eye. There’s little technical things like that that I’m really starting to hone in on. Um, that I think just make episodic television just a little more, you know, pleasing. That I wouldn’t have thought about years ago. Um, and there is a little…using transitions, using focus, using long lenses, there’s all that kind of stuff that they teach you in film school that I never went to. You know, there’s also stuff they teach you in acting school that I never went to either (laughs), that I had to learn the hard way. Um, I’m very grateful for the opportunity that they give me to be able to do what I do, and I’m still, you know, pinching myself that we’re in season 10, you know, God willing, that we’ll keep going.  

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Jensen on the relationship between Demon!Dean and Crowley in Season 10.
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Oh Crowley, Crowley. You wanted a pet dog at your beck and call, while you’ve raised a wolf that will tear your throat out.

This makes me even more eager for Season 10. Silly Crowley, did you really expect to tame Dean Winchester?

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JENSEN ACKLES APPRECIATION POST

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just a little reminder that not only is jensen an amazing actor
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a model
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A SINGER
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A PRETTY FREAKING GOOD DANCER/HIP MOVER
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AND CAN DO IT ALL WHILE MAINTAINING A PERFECT BODY AND A GORGEOUS FACE
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LIKE YOU CAN GO AWAY NOW
but stay because i love you and you are perfect

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Jensen Ackles on Dean and Crowley, Season 10

Transcript of Jensen’s interview with Danielle Turchiano from the TCA’s today!


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