Jared was interviwed by Carina Mackenzie for Zap2it. He talked about how is he leading with fatherhood and the new direction that Sam is taking into this new season of Supernatural.
How is the Fatherhood for Jared?
”It’s pretty awesome. t’s a stupid way to say it, but I really don’t know other words. I’m not a poet by any means, most of my life I live saying somebody else’s words, so I can’t create the words. The best part of being a dad is — he does this smile thing, when he sees me sometimes. I’m used to Gen kind of holding him, so I’ll get behind Gen, and I’ll have my face over here over her shoulder and I’ll be like ‘Where’s your daddy?’ and I’ll walk to the other side … he kind of just goes from one side to the other, and he always does this smile, where he can’t make noise … and then he just bangs his head into Gen because he gets so excited he can’t do anything, and it’s the cutest — it really melts me.”
How is Jared leading with a new Sam?
Jared doesn’t deny that it was an unexpected move. “The way I kind of had to work it out — A, it was nice to have something different, after [around 150 episodes] it was nice to come in and show that different side. I’ve been saying this from the beginning, I love seeing the brothers when they’re not around each other. Sam and Dean are great and I love Jensen and filming with him, and I love the relationship between the brothers, but I love exploring the other sides,” he says.
In Jared’s view, Sam was trying to avoid collateral damage by making an attempt to return to the life he’d been starting when we met him in the pilot.
Whether or not he was right, Sam felt like he had no avenues to explore to try to get Dean back, and he didn’t know where he was or whether he was alive. “It wasn’t like ‘Here we go to Purgatory!’ He could’ve been in Missouri having a burger. Sam had no one to turn to and nowhere to even start. He had nothing, so he took it as his cue — and he kind of touches on this in the premiere — saying, ‘The family business and us looking for each other is what’s gotten everyone we know and love killed, so I kind of took this as my cue.”
What can make Sam desires hit the road again with his brother?
“What’s kind of been the catalyst to get him back into it as of yet … has been the incentive of something huge,” Jared says, referencing Kevin’s plan to seal away demons forever. “It’s not just the classic ‘Hey, we’re going to go hunt. We’re going to read obits and sleep in motels and eat gas station food forever.’ It’s like ‘Okay, if I can do this now, I have penance. I started an apocalypse and I drank demon blood’ … so if I can maybe do this one amazing thing … then I can put that feather in my cap and sleep better at night knowing that I’ve done a lot of good.”
Jared is hoping for a bloody series finale somewhere down the line.
“I don’t think Sam’s going to go be a co-ed somewhere in a school with a desk and a trapper keeper and pocket protector”.
You can watch the video of interview right here.