Monday, 11 August 2014

The Day Jensen Ackles Broke The Internet

It's a rare day indeed when we get treated to an Ackles photo shoot...but today was that day!

About 3 months ago, Jensen did an interview and a photo shoot for the September edition of Harper's Bazaar China, and the result was quite...well....magnificent!

Wearing Dior

Wearing Giorgio Armani

Wearing Ermenegildo Zegna

Wearing Calvin Klein

This is all part of a spread that includes these jaw dropping shots of Jensen, plus a Q&A.

Here's a complete translation of the article
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1. You’re most known for your role on Supernatural, do you remember how you got the role 11 years ago?
- I’ve had contact with the director and the whole crew before, we understand how each other works. When I was approached by the director, he felt that I am suited for the role he had in mind, so after two auditions, I got the role. 

2. <there’s a huge glare, it’s something about> Have you thought about giving up, have there been things that made you want to move on?
- When I took on Supernatural, I know I’ll be spending 10 months out of 12 a year on it. So there won’t be a lot of spare time for other things. Because I like what I’m doing now, I’ve always signed on for Supernatural first, save my time for that. Most of the companies know about my situation, so they work around that, giving me short term jobs. Even if there are other big opportunities, I’ll tell my agent to not let me know about them. Since I’ve chose to stick with Supernatural, why do I want to know about all the other opportunities? I tell my agent to set the schedule as we discussed it, and I don’t need to know anything else.

3. What is your definition of ‘success’?
- Happiness. I’m happy, others are happy. In life, I think if you’re happy, healthy, and you’re comfortable with where you are. You’re living a good life. I love having a relaxing, happy, and a free life.


1. When picking scripts and working with others, what factors are important to you?
- The team. I stress on having a team that I can work with really well, do we get along? Whether the character and plot line are interesting and/or new.

2. Do you think you’re a successful actor?
- I think so. Haha. I think I’m doing well, people seem to like me.

3. Who do you look up to, whether at work or in your life?
- I look up to my father the most. He has a lot of wisdom. On one hand he can tell which road is the best to take in life, and which is gonna take a curve. On the other hand, if I choose that curve road, he will not stop me. He will happily let me go and try, and will be there for me when I encounter hardships. I wish I can become a father just like him.

4. Work, family, and love. How would you put them in order?
- Family and relatives will always be my first. My wife, my daughter, and my parents and family will always be the most important to me. I will never sacrifice my time with them for work. If there’s a work that requires me to do that, I will not have taken it in the first place. Having a job that I like, and have time with my wife and daughter now is really good for me now.

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1. What are the differences and similarities between you and Dean Winchester?
- We are quite unalike. Dean Winchester is a typical hero, always running into battle first, a very distinctive personality. I am a very peaceful person on the other hand. I don’t like adventures, not that I’m afraid of loosing, but I think my life is really good right now. I don’t feel the need to change anything about it now. In real life, I’m very gentle and a go-with-the-flow person.

Very gentle and go with the flow person... just... *hearts in eyes*

Here's Jensen and the crew behind the shoot.

If you want to order a copy of the September edition of Harper's Bazaar China, here is the link. But it won't be available for a couple of months.

I freely admit that I was unable to think straight for about 2 hours after these photos appeared. First on my Facebook - courtesy of my lovely friend Megan - then on my twitter - then on tumblr. I just couldn't think! Talk about discombobulated!

I particularly like how in the article they say Jensen has "effortless grace". Grace is the word I always use to describe Jensen. He has grace and a peace that emanates from him. It really helps when you're speaking to him and all nervous, because he has this calm and gracious energy. 


In case you're wondering, the stripy shirt photo is my favourite. The man looks like a male supermodel. If I didn't know who Jensen was, that's what I would think, some top male supermodel!

Of course, we all know there is so much more to Jensen than his looks, which is what makes him so damn special and is why we all love him so much.

Anyway, I'll stop gushing now...but today, was a good day to be a Jensen-girl.


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Supernatural Headline News - 10 August Edition

So after all the flurry of the TCAs and ComicCon, it's back to normal Hellatus news as we trudge towards the wonder of October 7!

This week, the CW posted a video which was like the most epic Road So Far ever, to promote the new season, but also a bit of a tease for the Supernatural Retrospective that will be running on October 6, before the premiere of season 10 the following night.

2 Brothers. 10 Seasons. 200 Episodes.

How freakin' epic is our show! I mean, COME ON! So awesome. I feel like I'm going to explode with pride!

Suzanne Gomez was in the Supernatural offices and tweeted about some of the behind the scenes interviews that will be featured in the retrospective.

Kripke, Bob Singer and The Carver were all there.

She couldn't be too spoilery but she did tweet a few little tidbits about what we have to look forward to in the special

Kripke shares stories about Kim Manners, the creation of angels and the Impala, the story behind Bobby Singer being named after Bob Singer. He talks about his favourite demons, one of course being the YED, and his favourite angels, one of which is Castiel. He also talks about Misha and Mark and their rolls on the show.

Bob Singer talks about favourite episodes, one of which is Changing Channels and he talks a lot about casting Jensen and Jared. 

There's discussion of fans and conventions. That Jeremy and Kripke insisted that Knight Rider feature in Changing Channels and there's lots of BTS on the boys.

The Retrospective will air October 6 at 9/8 on the CW! I CAN'T WAIT!

Of course, this past week was also full of the insanity of GISHWHES!

Misha kicked off proceedings in a park with a whole lot of French Maids! Over 800 of them! Which broke another World Record!

Photo @PayMeInPie

Photo @PayMeInPie

Photo @mfluder_42  

Photo @YaySupernatural

Photo @redd_vt

Misha even happened across one of the teams attempting one of the scavenger items!

Then there were the heads. So many heads!

Photo @adamwvfx

Congratulations to everyone who participated and good luck for the outcome!

One of the cool events to happen last week was Leaky Con which saw Supernatural writers and ultimate fanboys, Adam Glass and Robbie Thompson...known collectively as Rodam, take to the stage and answer some questions.

You can get a complete wrap up of the tweets via the Superwiki here

And here's a great interview with the guys by Heidi who covered Comic-Con and Leaky Con for the Wiki.

Since my last update, another monumental fandom event occurred! Croatoan Day!
On August 1 fans all over the world wrote Croatoan on their arms...including yours truly!

This is my real tattoo from "The End"

Misha joined in!

As did Robbie - who loves Robocop, in case you didn't know

There was also art and hoarding of toilet paper!

And Croatoan Day trended Worldwide!

For a look at the many, many photos of written on arms click here!

Remember at Comic-Con how poor Mark didn't have his very own Crowley Pop Vinyl doll? Well a couple of very clever fans sorted that out!

You can read about the whole thing here! It's super cool.

And on the official Funko Pop Vinyl front, we finally got to see the Winged Castiel and Charlie figures which are due out soon. Hopefully Crowley will follow! Come on Funko!

Supernatural Alum, Todd Stashwick had some cool news! He's been cast in the new SyFy series, 12 Monkey's based on the Brad Pitt movie.

Todd will play will play Deacon, the cunning leader of a brutal band of scavengers in the year 2043 called The West 7. Deacon amassed his followers with a “survival of the fittest” attitude… and by burning down the last few government quarantine zones.

You can read more about it here.

There was speculation that Big Daddy Winchester, Jeffrey Dean Morgan would star in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice as the Caped Crusader's dad, Thomas Wayne. Which kind of makes sense seeing as Dean Winchester is actually Batman!

It's just a rumor at the moment, but this picture was snapped of a painting on set of Thomas Wayne that resembles Jeff, who has worked with Zach Snyder before as The Comedian in The Watchman movie.

What do you think? Do you think this portrait looks like JDM? Read the article at ComicBookNews.

And another of our favourite Supernatural stars had a fabulous interview on

"Richard Speight, Jr. is a veteran actor from Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for his roles on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers, on The CW’s Supernatural and as Deputy Bill Kohler on Jericho. He can next be seen alongside Danny Trejo and Lin Shaye in the film Mucho Dinero."

Richard talks about how he became an actor and some of his influences. Read more about our favourite Trickster here.

Photo via the Supernatural Wiki

And another interview you should read is Jules from the Supernatural Wiki's catch up with Kevin Parks. Kevin talks all about directing season 9's Bad Boys.

Kevin discusses the challenges of the episode, how he approached working with the younger cast and shooting that awesome death in the bathtub scene! It's part of the Wiki's Script to Screen series and you can check out the whole interview here.

In other news! 

Travis Aaron Wade, who will be playing the mysterious Cole, has been tweeting up a storm from set! Including this...which reveals the title for the season opener, which though recently rumoured, hasn't been officially confirmed... but here's his script all signed and with the title for 1002 (that's 02 in shooting order - this will air as 01) as "Black".

only on script may be seen so much blood splashes

Some fans caught up with filming again, this past week. These pics of Jensen are via @mommabear75. This will be episode 1002 on air - 1003 in the shooting schedule.

And the set dressing...

Jared shared a couple of adorable pics this week, one of him and Thomas wearing the same hat. He told the story at Comic-Con about how he and Thomas both had that hat.

And another of Gen and the two boys. Gosh Thom is a mini Jared and he's getting big! Such a lovely photo.

And of course, I can't leave you with out a shot of our gym junkie King of the Selfies.

In 8 days. 8 DAYS! I head to Vancon! Keep your eyes peeled for Vancon updates and photos - I will have my camera - and follow me @AmyinSydney for lots of Vancon craziness. 

And that's it for the news this week!

Thanks for stopping by!