What Makes Supernatural‘s Jared Padalecki And Jensen Ackles Geek Out?

By Lauren Elizabeth Thompson

Some of the most dedicated fans at Comic Con waited overnight simply to catch a glimpse of their favorite Supernatural cast members at their Sunday panel in Hall H. While fans geeked out over hints about the show’s upcoming 9th season, we asked the Winchester boys themselves, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, what they had been nerding out over lately.

Game Of Thrones via my wife. She is a total Game Of Thrones dork and so inevitably last season, when I’d come home from work and I’d be exhausted…she’d be watching it and so I’d kinda catch bits of it,” Jared said of his wife and former costar, Genevieve Padalecki, who is expecting with their second child.

He went on to explain that Game Of Thrones was not a show for a casual viewer and that he hoped to fully dive into the series on his own time. “And I don’t know if you’ve seen Game Of Thrones but it’s not something you can really watch casually. And so I was like okay okay and she was a season into it and I was like I’m going to have to get back onto it and get onto it on my own. So now I’m starting to geek out on it, I’m pretty excited.”

Let’s hope no one spoiled him on this season’s bloody finale! It surely wasn’t his co-star Jensen Ackles, who teases that Jared was just telling us this to seem hip with the Comic Con crowd. “He’s not getting into Game Of Thrones, he’s just trying to be current! Jared…he’s placating.”

When we pushed Jensen to tell us what he was geeking out a bit he ended up admitting that he has more of a favorite TV week than TV show. “Oh, I don’t know, Shark Week?” We asked if he had seen the recently released Sharknado and he laughed.  “Yeah, you know I watched that….for three or four minutes.” No one could escape Sharknado it seems, if only for a few minutes!

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