Theme episodes are my favorite, and one of the best things about Supernatural is that with so many creatures cycling in and out, practically every week feels like a theme episode. Come Jan. 26, the Winchester boys are headed to the medieval fair to help solve some murders. That's exciting and all, but the best part is that Dean (Jensen Ackles) dresses up like a medieval peasant. It's live-action role-playing at its finest. Check out all the pictures from the episode and let us know if you'll be tuning in.
It's been a few days, and I still haven't been able to get my head around the notion that Tristan Wilds from The Wire is joining the cast of the 90210 spinoff. I'm so used to seeing him as this hardened, tough little boy on the streets of Baltimore that it's going to be a challenge to see him among the glitz of posh Beverly Hills — and, to some extent, he's just always going to be Michael.
I can think of a lot of other actors who, like Wilds, so embodied their characters for me that I have a hard time changing the way I think of them. Will and Grace has been off the air for a couple of years now, and I still can't see Megan Mullally as anything but Karen Walker. When Gio pops up on Ugly Betty, it takes me a minute to remember why Freddy Rodriguez isn't in a funeral home a la his Six Feet Under character. And we all know that Jared Padalecki will always be Dean to me.
Felicity Huffman just talked to the Hollywood Reporter about this issue, saying that when you're on a weekly series, "You go into acting jail for a number of years afterwards because people are so tired of your face," and when you get offers, they're all similar to the roles you just played. This is probably the biggest problem on TV, where we can check in with characters weekly, but it can also happen with particularly memorable movie roles (just think of how many people immediately thought of "the lotion girl" from Silence of the Lambs when Brooke Smith joined Grey's Anatomy ). So tell me: Which actors will always just be a certain character to you?
Now that Michael Bay has secured rights to remake every scary film, let the casting news begin. There is a good chance that Jared Padalecki, most recently of Supernatural fame, but known to Gilmore Girls fans as Dean, will star in the remake of Friday the 13th. According to Hollywood Reporter, this remake will "focus on the serial killer [Jason], who will wear his now-iconic hockey mask. Padalecki will play the lead, who investigates what happened up at Crystal Lake." Friday the 13th will open on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009.
Dean Jared will make for a pretty young detective but no matter. I'll certainly be rooting for his triumph over evil. Padelecki will also be seen in the upcoming Home for Christmas with heavyweights Marcia Gay Harden (love her) and Peter O'Toole. This guy's hot. Go Dean!