Be it demons, angels, hell or heaven, thriller TV series Supernatural, as the name suggests, has shown it all. While some watch this show for the eerie and spooky aspect, others watch it for the rather good-looking spirit hunters — Sam and Dean Winchester (played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles). In reality, the two believe in the supernatural and admit that nothing is a coincidence.
“I firmly believe things happen for a reason. That may sound melodramatic but I don’t believe in coincidences,” Padalecki told IANS. “I also believe we’re not the only living creatures in this universe.” It seems what started off as a mere script, has slithered into the actors’ lives for real.
The series — which debuted in 2005 and is now on its ninth season — revolves around the lives of two brothers who follow their father’s footsteps and become hunters fighting supernatural forces. They embark on a new journey of defeating demons and evil spirits in every episode.
Ackles admits that he hasn’t experienced anything eerie yet but he is open to experiences. “I wouldn’t call myself superstitious, but I do suspect there’s more between heaven and earth, even hell,” he said. “I’m open to spiritual experiences, although I didn’t need any salt yet to ward off evil spirits from my home,” he laughed. He also revealed that the tools they’ve used on the show are not made-up.
“I’ve been told that the majority of the stuff we do on the show — the tools of trade, wordings, spells, hexes and exorcism — are all actual things taken from research,” Ackles said. “So I’m going to go on that and hope that if I ever do run into something supernatural in real life, I’ve had eight years of experience to combat it.”
Padalecki added that the show’s ninth season will be one of the best ones so far. “What the writers have chosen to do for the ninth season is so awesome. I’m not allowed to say anything more at this stage. My hands are tied,” he said.