FEARnet caught up with Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) on the set of the new Friday the 13th film where he dished on all the dirt about shooting a remake to one of the most popular horror franchises of all time including which kill he digs the most.
What’s your favorite kill in this movie?
My favorite kill is the kill of the police officer who sort’ve comes to check up on us. And we know Jason’s outside, we know someone’s killing off these people in this group of friends that I’ve hooked up with – and we hear knocking on the door outside and at first we’re a little panicky but then we’re like “Why would this guy knock?” So we go to check out the door and it’s a police officer and I start to let him in and as I let him in – Danielle Panabaker’s character, Jenna, sees Jason drop down from the roof and shove a fire place poker through the police man’s eye, through the door, and right in front of me. And we take off. And that’s really the point in the movie where everything comes to a head and just explodes. And after that everything’s so fast paced and moving so quickly and everything’s so hectic and that’s when the audience is really gonna be on the edge of their seats. Not like they wouldn’t before but that’s when the break line – breaks, and it’s full speed ahead for the rest of the movie.
What’s been your favorite part of the shoot?
Y’know what? It’s a lot of hours and it’s a horror movie and it’s Friday the 13th so we’ve been shooting a lot of exterior night scenes. But the camaraderie between the cast has been a real joy. I’ve worked on stuff before where the cast – it’s not like we didn’t get along, but we didn’t get along this well. So meeting a bunch of new people and Derrick Mears [the new Jason] – is awesome. He’s such a kind, generous man. And he’s so hard working and it’s been fun getting to know him and Danielle and Travis Van Winkle and Amanda Righetti and Nick Mennell. I mean the cast is I can say – I’ve been doing this a while – and I can say, without a doubt, that I’m gonna keep in touch with people that I’ve met on this movie. That’s nice to be able to say, because usually it’s like summer camp “Hey, see ya later!” And then you don’t call ‘em. But here it’s like I can’t wait to hang out with them again.
They tell us that as much violence there is in this movie there’s also a lot of sex too. Do we get to see you topless?
(laughs) Not yet! If there’s reshoots they might try to yank off my shirt. That was also something I brought up with the writers and the producers and the director because I’m on a show on the CW [Supernatural] – which is kind of for younger audiences, so I wouldn’t want to do anything that would be unbecoming of them. But no, no nudity for me as of now.