“Yes, Sam’s a real selfish asshole is basically what it boils down to. Um… (laughs) It is true. I mean, Sam seems to be a little preoccupied and, I don’t know, maybe it’s a ‘little brother’ thing like, maybe he’s like, “Hey, you’re my big brother. You can figure it out yourself.” Uh, but you know […] to the way Dean thinks is, “I’m the big brother. And I gotta always look after my little brother and protect him and keep him from harm, and that’s kind of been his crede for, you know, as long as he can remember - so, um, I think that they both kind of come at it from different angles. Sam is, he’s more willing to, kind of, allow for things to just happen the way they happen. And, you know, he is… It’s a Sam-centric world in his mind. And I think it always has been, and it’s also been more of a Sam-centric show for a long time, and it was originally based around that, and Dean was kind of the guy who was the protector and there to keep him going along and make sure that nothing happens to him. And it’s always kind of been that way, and I’m not surprised that it’s turning out the way it’s turning. It seems to still be around the same vein as what we’ve been doing for the past nine years.”—
Question: Dean has made a lot of really big gestures to save Sam in the past. He’s brought him back from the dead in season, and he let Gadreel posesss him in this season. But Sam wasn’t able to save Dean from hell. Sam wasn’t able to get Dean out of Purgatory. Do you think it’s time for Sam to save Dean from something big like that? Like maybe the mark of Cain effects? And do you think that might give Sam perspective on why Dean does what he does?
“[re Misha directing, did he ask you any advice, and can you tell us more about the pie in the face pranks?] I don’t know what you’re talking about. As far as advice, he and I sat down to dinner, this was maybe a couple of weeks before he was supposed to stop prepping, and I unloaded on him as much advice as I could think of that I would have wanted someone to tell me and some advice I did actually get before I shot “Weekend at Bobby’s” and Misha promptly whipped out his phone and writing notes, so I don’t know if any of those things helped him, or whether he was just writing an email to someone and not listening to me, I don’t know. So yeah I just tried to tell him as much as possible, give him kind of an idea of what to expect, but the thing is, you can give someone as much advice as you can possibly give them, and it seems to all either get washed away or be pushed aside because either instinct or personality take over. Luckily, Misha’s a smart guy and he’s also surrounded by people who really know the show and the crew who love him, and the support system he had going, which is the same support system I had going, helped him navigate any treacherous turns.”—Jensen Ackles (x)
“MISHA COLLINS MAKES HIS DIRECTING DEBUT — Dean (Jensen Ackles) struggles with the after effects of the Mark of Cain. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) hears about a case where straight-laced people are turning into violent murderers. Sam suspects possession and suggests to Dean that they investigate, but Dean tells him to go without him. While interviewing the local townsfolk, Sam meets an elderly woman named Julia (guest star Jenny O’Hara), who tells him the Men of Letters came to town in 1958. Julia tells Sam the story of a young man named Henry Winchester (guest star Gil McKinney) and his female companion, Josie Sands (guest star Alaina Huffman). While Sam is away, Crowley (Mark Sheppard) tests Dean. Misha Collins directed the episode written by Adam Glass (#917)”—9.17 description (via hufflepuffdean)
When I was in the 3rd grade, I thought I was straight, because I live in a society where heterosexuality is assumed, outward characteristics are used as orientation indicators, and being queer is seen as a negative thing.
I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.
It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!
”—Olivia Wilde crushing it when she talks about women in Hollywood. (via wildroses-peonies)
If you could just find the things that you adore, the things that feel the best to you, and just for a little while, give those things your undivided attention… everything that has been murky, everything that has been slow, everything that has clogged up will begin breaking free.