Jensen Ackles Talks About The New Dean Winchester In Supernatural Season 10 (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.23.2014
In an interview with TV Line, Jensen Ackles spoke about the future of Dean Winchester, who died in the season nine finale and was brought back by Crowley as a demon. Here are highlights:
On what's surprising about Dean's season ten: "Well, we have a slightly different version of Dean. A little bit of time has passed [at the start of Season 10], and he is a demon version of himself, out running amok with Crowley. It's interesting because, over the past nine years, Dean has always been kind of a constant. Sam has really been the one that's been possessed or [had] the demon blood or [been] soulless. There's been a lot of different variations on the character of Sam, but Dean's always been the steady, the constant. So to have that now change, and Dean is now an alternate version of himself, is exciting. It's challenging, and it adds a unique element to the beginning of the season that we haven't seen before."
On the most challenging aspect of keeping Dean the same while also portraying him as a demon: "Just that. [Laughs] Exactly what you said. That was the challenging aspect. It's not like a demon that overtook Dean's meat suit. This is the same guy with a twisted soul. So I wanted to keep Dean alive in there, but I had to make an exaggerated version of him, and that was challenging. This is a character that I've played for nine years. To tailor that into something different, it's hard not to fall back into your same routine."
On Dean's relationship with Sam: "Sam can't find him because he doesn't want to be found. Because [Dean is] having fun and he knows that if Sam finds him, he's going to do his best to reverse the demon in him. But he's like, "I've got the golden ticket." This might be a little heavy, but it made me think about heroin addicts. To them, they found the magic key. They found the recipe to happiness. People are like, "You can't do this. This is going to ruin your life," and they're like, "Screw you! This makes me feel amazing. I'm going to do this. You're the one that's an idiot. This is the best stuff ever." Andů everyone else is watching this steady decline of this person. That's kind of demon Dean."