Video:Jared Padalecki Interview - Friday the 13thwith Rebecca Murray
Jared Padalecki ('Supernatural') stars in the 2009 remake of the horror film that launched the Jason Voorhees saga - 'Friday the 13th.' Padalecki's a veteran of the genre, but even he says he's scared by the 'Friday the 13th' films.See Transcript
Transcript:Jared Padalecki Interview - Friday the 13thRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the LA Premiere of Friday the 13th.
Jared Padalecki – 'Clay' in Friday the 13thSo, how come we're still so fascinated with Jason after all these years and all these millions of films?
Jared Padalecki: "I don't know if there were millions, but there were hundreds of thousands. There are a lot of Jason films, and a lot of Friday the 13th, and he's been around for a long time. I think it's just a credit to Jason, a credit to that villain, the man behind the mask, the kind of kooky character. We've all been in the woods, we've all been hiking, we've all been places we're not really comfortable with and there's always like… You're always like, 'Man, what if somebody knows these woods then I'm in bad trouble.' And something about a villain who doesn't have to tell you what he's going to do. It's not like, 'Now I will take you to my lair. I will torture you and kill you.' He's just a big dude and you're like, 'Awww, I'm in a bad place and so I better take off.'"
Were you a huge fan of the franchise before this?
Jared Padalecki: "I was a fan of the franchise. I'm a huge fan of horror movies and the genre, and I was obviously very familiar with Friday the 13th. I mean, who's not? I hadn't seen them all. I've seen like 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Freddy vs Jason. I didn't see it when it got kind of kooky, like Freddy Goes to Mars and Freddy and the Muppets. It got kind of ridiculous. That's why I'm really happy that the guys at Platinum Dunes decided to remake it because they're taking it back to its roots. We pay homage to the originals, and keep it scary."
But not campy, right?
Jared Padalecki: "Not campy, no. I mean, you're going to laugh. You're going to have a good time and there's some tongue-in-cheek jokes. But it's real and scary. It's not like campy, laugh."
So if you went to see this and you weren't in it, would you be scared?
Jared Padalecki: "Totally. I haven't seen the whole movie yet but I saw the first maybe 15, 20 minutes and it scared me. It totally scared me. I was like kind of jumping. I think I had a smile on my face for 15 minutes so I can't wait."
How does doing horror on TV compare to doing a horror film?
Jared Padalecki: "It's just the pace of television. I mean it's like eight pages a day and it's just shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, film, film, film. And in movies, it's like you get two pages. So if I do a fight scene on Supernatural it takes six hours and then we're moving on to some other scene. When I fought Derek Mears here as Jason Voorhees, one fight scene took like three days and then we had reshoots for a day. It gives you time to really shoot it from all angles and really tell the story, as opposed to just brushing over it."
Are you doing all of your own stunts in this?
Jared Padalecki: "I don't do the big stuff. I just kind of do… I do kind of the motions and go through the fight. I do what I can but I'm a pretty boy actor. My stunt guy is like six-pack and muscles and runs into cars for a living. And so I let him do the tough stuff and I just make sure my makeup is all right."
And you're hoping for more Supernatural?
Jared Padalecki: "I am hoping for more Supernatural. We haven't heard anything. I think they're waiting to announce the full fall lineup for CW before they announce us yes or no."
So you don't know what you're going to do at the end? There's not going to be a cliffhanger?
Jared Padalecki: "I imagine there will be some sort of cliffhanger because even if you're going for another season they try to do a cliffhanger. But we don't know yet."