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Jensen Ackles Explains His Reasoning For Not Telling Jared Padalecki About 'Supernatural' Prequel Series

Jensen Ackles Explains His Reasoning For Not Telling Jared Padalecki About 'Supernatural' Prequel Series

Jensen Ackles is opening up about the mix-up with Jared Padalecki when the Supernatural prequel series was announced.

During his appearance on Michael Rosenbaum‘s Inside of You podcast, the 43-year-old actor recalled what happened with Jared, and why he initially didn’t tell him about the project at all.

After it was announced last year, Jared had tweeted he was “gutted” to learn about the show and that his character was not involved.

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“[I'm] extremely superstitious when it comes to a few things. And one of those is — and this is probably something that a lot of actors share — we don’t talk about auditions until we got the role. [It's] an unwritten rule that you just don’t talk about s*** until it’s a done deal,” Jensen explained of not telling Jared about it first.

He went on, adding that the prequel series “was my first venture into producing and creating content, and I didn’t wanna jinx it at any cost, so I shut up about it. Only the people that had to know knew…I definitely had people that I was excited to tell. Jared being number one on that list…”

Just moments after it was announced however, that’s when Jared found out in a very public matter.

“[After the news broke] I had a long text from Jared, and he was really bummed, and I just remember my heart just sank,” Jensen added. “In hindsight, that could have been a step that was avoided. But he did it, and it happened, and we dealt with it.”

In the end, the former on-screen brothers and good friends patched things up.

“He and I, we’re great. I wish he had just called me and said, ‘Yo, dude, why didn’t you tell me you’re doing this?’ And I would have been like, ‘Oh, okay, yes, I’ve been working and this has been happening and it’s way early in the process. It’s not even a done deal, we don’t even have an outline. I just didn’t wanna talk about it or tell people and jinx it. And he totally got it. He understood, and he was like ‘Ah, I probably shouldn’t have done that.’”

In the same podcast interview, Jensen revealed which of his former co-stars was “horrible” to work with.

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