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18 June 2010 @ 10:57 pm
Jared Padalecki @ Meeting Room: Detailed Report  
Alrighty…after posting my general impression of Jared and the Meeting Room here , this is the report about all the stuff that happened, all the questions etc.

I was trying to get this as detailed as possible. So, it is VERY, VERY long (be warned lol )

It contains:
+ Jared talking about filming and acting (the Lucifer scenes... etc)
+ the production
+ a little bit about season six (no spoilers!)
+ praising Jensen
+ singing
+ thanking the fans
+ and basically just being funny and goofy and his awesome self.

And I’m sorry in advance for all misspelled stuff and jumping around between times! And did I mention that this is VERY LONG??? lol

The whole room was set up like a mini panel. Instead for the stage in front there was a small table at which Jared sat downe. And there were three mini rows right in front of the table for us. (I was sitting in the second row, right in the middle. So, basically, I was almost sitting vis-à-vis from him. And honestly, I think this seat was WAY better than some first row seat on the far end b/c I was seeing him upfront the whole time) <33

So, Jared came in all relaxed, bright smile on his face, waving at us and going all Holaaaa! He was wearing his sunglasses (The lovely takacshedi posted her video of him going to the Meeting Room… so basically this is 2 seconds before he entered our room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpwkmGtJA7k )
And as he entered he asked immediately how our lunch had been. And everyone was all “Good… how was yours?” And he said he also had a good lunch. And then a staff girl came in. (and you need to know that in the afternoon most of the stuff was wearing some bloody make-up…. parts of skin hanging off etc.) And Jared looked at her and said. “Uh, I’m sorry, I take it you didn’t have a good lunch, huh?” LOL It was hilarious.
Then he took his seat in front of us and looked in the crowd. And really LOOKED at every single one of us, searched eye contact and smiled.
We were waiting for a few more ppl b/c someone did not hear her number being called – plus we also waited for a couple of staff girls to come and join us as well.

First of all, he welcomed us and thanked us for coming to see them and chat with them and he also hoped that we had a good time so far. And (of course) we all said YES *g*
Then he asked about first timers and ppl who have been at a con in the past. And he was impressed that there were a lot of newbies.

Then finally the last ppl came in and said they were sorry… and Jared was like “Oh no! No problem” And then he turned to us and yelled jokingly “Come, point! Everyone point at them” and laughed. ROFL

And then the “panel” really started. Before we got to ask our questions Jared said that he wanted to use the opportunity to thank us all for our support of the show, of him, of Jensen and Misha and Jim and Samantha and everyone else who’s involved. He also knows that the writers and producer keep an eye out on what the fans have to say, what the fans talk about etc etc. And basically he just wanted to say THANK YOU to us. He knows and is pretty aware that we get to say it a lot to them and show it to them a lot by bringing them presents, writing letters etc. but they didn’t get to say thanks to us so often.

And then he said he was wondering if we have anything to ask or talk about… any questions about the show or him or anything.

And I gotta say, I was very impressed b/c a lot ppl raised their hands. They were not shying away. The whole atmosphere was entirely relaxed and comforting and it didn’t feel like as if there was a star sitting in front of us. It was more like chatting with a buddy.

The first question was if Jared thinks that Chuck is God?

Answer: Yes, HE thinks Chuck is God. Kripke has a funny-fun (yes, he said funny-fun lol ) sense of humour, so Chuck is the writer, the writer is God… so, Chuck is God. Kripke always likes to work some stuff like this in… like the Gilmore Girls reference, or having Paris Hilton on the show. They show a lot of horror and monsters and zombies and stuff, so once in a while Kripke needs some comedic outlet. So, he thinks that it was Kripke’s joke to show him, the writer, as God.

Then Jared drifted off and said he has no idea what will happen this year, though he got the script for the third episode (the one Jensen is directing) literally that day – the email came between the first panel and lunch. And then he grinned and said “well, now at least I (!!) know a little bit more” lol And so he also finally had a bit of an idea what the sixth season will look like.

Then a girl asked if we are going to like it and Jared answered that yeah, he thinks we will like it. He didn’t really give away MUCH of a storyline, so basically it was just one thing about one character in that episode. And since I have no idea how to white out the text, I won’t write about it here. But if you wanna know, let me know in the comments ;)

Then he mentioned again that it will be the episode Jensen’s directing. (Jensen asked the producers this year and they were all very excited about it) Also, Jared looked kinda proud while announcing it :)
He talked a little bit about the shooting process… and that it takes eight days to shoot. AND the eight days before the actual eight days of shooting, they need to do prep-work; casting guest stars, scout locations, decide on wardrobe, deal with script and line changes…. And after shooting is completed there is post-work with editing etc etc.
Both boys are going back to the States on Sunday and then Jensen has to go right up to Vancouver and start prep-work for this episode b/c with the tight shooting schedule he wouldn’t be able to do it after the second episode. So he needs that time now while they haven’t started shooting.

Jared was sweating like always and one girl had a fan with her. And he really liked that idea, so the girl handed it to him LOL And you can imagine that Jared made good use of it (with quite some funny poses) It was truly hilarious.

Next question: If he could tell us a little bit about Sam. If it really was Sam at the end of S5?

Answer: They (Jared and Jensen) don’t know it yet. And the writers don’t want to give stuff away so quickly in the season. But he thinks since Sam was in a cage with Satan that, of course, he will be different. And since the shit hits the fan around episode 14-17 in the show, he’s sure we will find out more around that time.

Halfway through the panel Julie (Misha’s agent) came in and asked Jared about the charity auction. He told us later that he brought a beanie Jensen and he made for the entire crew as a Christmas present in their first year and he still had some laying around, so he brought one for the auction.

The next question was about the mirror scene between Lucifer and Sam and if it was difficult to shoot.
And even before Jared could go answer the question everyone in the room went “you were awesome in it… you did an awesome job” etc. etc. And Jared looked all touched and said thank you, thank you over and over… and that it made him very happy to hear it cause he was sooooo nervous about it.
They shot the scene on Monday and he had the weekend off before that. They shot in March, but since he got married right before that he said to his wife that if it was okay to have the weekend for himself b/c he wanted to prep for the scenes… go back and watch all the episode with Mark in it and also rewatch “The End”.
And what he loves about the job is that it’s very hard work. They even gave him the option to bring in another actor to do some of the scenes with him but he chose not to. He preferred to talk to a wall b/c he wanted to keep it all in his head – how HE would react to the stuff the character was saying back at him. Every actor pronounces the lines differently and he didn’t want to have someone else destroying the picture in his head.

And it’s also tough to memorize all five pages. There is nothing else on the pages but his coverage. When he does a dialog with someone else they create a rhythm. So it’s easier to remember the lines. But basically having to do a monologue makes it much harder to memorize all if it and then go back and forth between the different characters.

He also said that since nowadays everything is captured digitally, the director doesn’t have to YELL “action” and the actor has to jump into action immediately. They are not wasting any tape with the digital form of recording. Now, the director says something like “So, Jared, the cameras are rolling, start whenever you are ready” And if it takes Jared 30 seconds to get into the head space and mood of the character, so be it, because they can delete those 30 seconds. It gives an actor a more secure feeling of not getting startled with an energy boost as soon as the director calls ACTION at them.

Then a girl said that she doesn’t really speak English but she had a question written down. And Jared took the piece of paper from her and read it out loud.
She wanted to know if the line “Bla bla bla” came from Jared or from the writers b/c he’s using it a lot on stage.

Answer: It came from him. Whenever he doesn’t know what he is thinking he goes all Bla bla bla… And then he asked how ppl say that in Spanish. lol (which turned out to be the exact same thing lol )

The next question: Since we are on hiatus right now and there are no new episodes to watch, which show he would recommend to us?

Answer: We should go back and watch season one. And then he broke out laughing LOL Then he said that he doesn’t know. He doesn’t get the chance to watch a whole lot of tv b/c they are working so hard and there is not much time. And then he said Deadwood. Jim Beaver is great in it and it’s a great show overall. So, if we have some time, we should check that one out.

And THEN… well then came my question. I figured this would be the best time to jump in and ask my question. So, I raised my hand and like two seconds later he looked at me and went all “yeah” :D

Me: As a follow up question…. I was wondering when you watch other movies or tv-shows or whatever… do you sometimes catch yourself not really following a storyline but study how other actors react in certain scenes… and/or even think how you’d do it differently… or can you really just shut your profession out and enjoy the movie.

I’m telling you, my heart was beating SO DAMN FAST after I was done. I think it was much worse than before asking my question lol And Jared looked at me, in sort of a musing way, before he said “It’s a great question! It’s a really great question” And then he answered that there is not one answer b/c sometimes when he watches a show that doesn’t have good acting he would think about how he would have done it differently but when it’s great acting and he feels it is real, like the person on screen would really react in that way the actor is portraying it, he just watches it and has a great time. But when he feels that it’s kinda strange and thinks that “oh maybe I would have made that decision instead” he sits for a minute and muses about how he would approach it. And he finds himself doing it a lot…. but when he really loves something he just enjoys it.

And then he was done and AGAIN he said that it was a really good question, smiled AND winked at me before he moved on.

*takes a minute to fan herself*

Okay I’m good now.

Next question was about him and singing b/c Jensen said on stage that both of them can hold a tune. But then again, last time at Comic Con Eric said that Jared is a horrible singer.

First, Jared laughed out loud and then he went on praising Jensen and how awesome he is at singing (mentioning the gig at the 100th episode party etc) And then he said that he doesn’t sing but he WILL (and the “if I have to in a musical episode” was hanging in the air) but he is an actor for a reason… and a much better actor than a singer. But he said that maybe this year we will find out b/c sometimes the writers make them do “funny” things.
He also said that he is not as bad as Sam and Dean when it comes to singing but def. not as good as Jensen.

After that a girl raised her hand and said she had some candy for him and Jared literally beamed and said that this is def. his favorite question LOL The girl went to him and he immediately dug in and stuffed his mouth full with it… which was just too cute to watch. Really, just like a little boy at Christmas. And he was munching away on it, grinning at us like he won something. So cute.

The next question was about him being more comfortable in drama. BUT he is so damn good at comedy as well (and has proven that point all weekend) So, he def. should try it.

Answer: He would love to try it but it makes him nervous and self-conscious, like singing. It’s really hard to convince himself to do comedy. But he will think about it.

And then came the fanfic question. The girl introduced it with “I have the doom question… the fanfic question” And Jared was all serious and said “okay”.
And the question was that when fanfic is mentioned that it’s always about slash (and let me add here, Jared had no idea what slash meant. So the girl had to explain it!) But the question was not really about slash but about non-slash fanfiction and if Jared had read any of that.

Answer: He did read some. He was even given some – and he was impressed by it b/c a lot of stories were really good. But the problem is that when he reads it, it affects him and the lines between his Sam and the Sam created in fanfics blur together and then he doesn’t know what picture of Sam in his head is real and what detail got added just by fanfiction. So he tries to stay away from it. But he knows that the fans of the show are very creative and know the characters very, very well. It would be fun to read, but right now he can’t read much until the show is over.

The last question was about Lucifer and the white suit.

Answer: It was Kripke’s idea. He wanted Future!Lucifer to be different and to show that he’s been in control for a while. And Kripke had this idea in his head that when Lucifer is cracking Dean’s neck, he is wearing dress shoes. And it wouldn’t make much sense to put the guy in normal clothes and give him some dress shoes. So there also needed to be a suit that fit the picture. And Lucifer is an angel after all, so it worked perfectly.
They made Jared try on some different suits – black and white and even a tuxedo. But that was a bit too much. So they ended up with the white suit.
And as a funny story… it was actually raining that day but they wanted the suit to be perfect. So Jared had to walk around very, very slowly and carefully, not getting any mud on it. He also demonstrated how he was walking around ( like walking on egg shells) LOL Funny stuff, I’m telling you.

Yep, and that was it :) At the very end he thanked us again and said that he’s sorry if he bored us with stupid answers LOOL

Holy crap. This report turned out way longer than expected – you actually don’t want to know how long it took me to write that up... For all of you who made it through… *here have a cookie* And I hope you enjoyed my rambling ;)

jeeroniejeeronie on June 18th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou x 10000000000000000000000

You have an awesome memory! Thank you for sharing and for asking a good questions as well :)
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 08:44 am (UTC)
No, thank YOU for reading all of this!!!! And I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I really wanted to make it as detailed as possible so that everyone who was not so fortune to be there can live through the experience a little bit as well!!! :-)

Aw and thank you!! I wanted to ask a question for 3 years(!!) now. And I figured when it is my time I dont want it to be a stupid one or a question that has been asked like a million times already. And it was really something I was wondering about... so, I went for it!! :))
Tanja: Jared - LA Con - YESangels_cordy on June 18th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
Ohh I could read this report again and again and again without any problem!
OHHHHHHHHHHHH he is sooooooooooooo AWESOME and reading this was almost like I would have been there.
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
Awwwwww... sweetie!! <33 It's almost like you could hear it in your head, isn't it??? LOL :D

I really wanted to make is as detailed as possible so that lots of Jared fans out there can enjoy it and see again and again and again how awesome our boy is!!

randomfangirl29: gagreelfacesrandomfangirl29 on June 18th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you took the time to write that, thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had an awesome time.
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
And I'm glad you took the time and read through all of this!! :-))) And most of all, enjoyed it. :) It was really an awesome weekend all over but this meet&green was def. the highlight <33
poetjenoetjepoetjenoetje on June 18th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
AWESOME REPORT. Jared is my favourite.. Love his dynamic his intelligence and his kindness! and the little kid in him is just so sweet !
thankyou very very much for posting this.
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
Aw thank YOU so much!!!! Jared is my favorite as well (go figure lol ) And I only can agree with everything you've said about him!!! <33
cassiew08 on June 18th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
Loved your report, it was awesome! Also that was a fantastic question that you asked him.
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!!! :-) I've been wanting to ask a question for 3 years now... and I figured when it was my time it needed to be something good - not some stupid question or something that has been asked quite some time already. :-))
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tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 08:56 am (UTC)
Awww hello!!
Thank you so much for reading!! I'm really glad you enjoyed it! And I'm sorry you were not able to be part of the Meeting Room. But I hope at least through this report you got a good picture of what went down there :)
Also hey you are a con newbie? Well I'm glad to hear you had such a wonderful time and finally got to meet Jared!! He's just simply AWESOME, isn't he? *happy sigh*

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tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
Awww Fabi, thank you so very much!! I was afraid that it was way too long for some ppl b/c I kept writing and writing and writing and really wanted to get everything as detailed as possible so that LOTS of Jared fans can read it and enjoy it who were not able to be there.

Jared is simply awesome!!! And so are you!! <33

magsermagser on June 19th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh this is fantastic! Thank you so much!!!
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
Thank YOU!! :) Glad you enjoyed it!
Nicnicb0723 on June 19th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
YAAY! I'm so excited for you! And now I want all the dirty details in a private email :)

now I really want to go a con! damn you, woman!
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
Awwww <33 Oh and I have some details I will probably not post... so get prepared for that email LOL And speaking of... I'm almost done with reading the story. So I guess I will finally get back to you some time around this weekend!!! Only one week to go!! OMG!!!

Awww and you def. should go to a convention!! I'm telling you it's AN AWESOME AND FUN AND KICK ASS WEEKEND YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!!!
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tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
IT WAS!!!! And the Meet and Greet was def. the highlight!! (go figure!! lol )

Btw... did you get my txt yesterday?? *is still prepared to do the monkey dance* Yup. lol
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meckman37meckman37 on June 19th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Great report!
Thanks so much for writing this up! It was a treat to read. And I agree with Jared: your question was terrific!
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)
Re: Great report!
Oh thank YOU very much!!! I'm really glad you enjoyed it!! And man, I was SO NERVOUS about the question, so I'm really happy that it turned out to be a good one and one that hasn't been asked like a million times already. :)
ckll: pic#jaredckll on June 19th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
thank you so much for the detailed report, i can imagine it how it was there.
Great questions even the slash one.
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 09:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!! I really wanted to get it as detailed as possible so that everyone who was not as fortune to be there can get the most out of it.
I was really surprised by the questions the entire weekend. They were all very good and thought-through! The boys were also highly impressed by them.
jo_anne8: J&J in orange jerseys Rising conjo_anne8 on June 19th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much for taking the time to share with all of us your beautiful account of Jared's Meet and Greet.

What a wonderful time you had and one you will treasure forever. Thank you for making us feel like we were right there with you!

JoAnne :)
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 19th, 2010 09:08 am (UTC)
Hi JoAnne, I'm really glad you enjoyed it! Thank you very much!!! And I really wanted to get it done as detailed as possible so, like you've said, that all ppl who were not able to be there, can live through this report a tiny bit :-)) So, I'm really glad to see that it worked!!

Thank you <3
dolnmoondolnmoon on June 19th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
Sigh that was fantastic.. I really am glad you got to experience Jared in that way. He seems so wonderful and willing to be open with his fans.
LOL he reads or has read SPN fanfic .. awesome.. now lets hope he never discovers J2 rps.. lol

Thanks for sharing you are wonderful.
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 21st, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
He really is. It's always just so refreshing and fantastic to see that he is not reserved at all when it comes to fans. :)

Oh and I'm sure the great Kim Manners also made them aware of the J2 stories back then *gg* But I think it's a good sign that Jared had no idea at first what "slash" meant lol

Thank you for reading :)
Heidi: jared [ch10 promo]heizqu on June 19th, 2010 11:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for this! This was a great read. :) Oh Jared, how is he so AWESOME?? <333
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on June 21st, 2010 07:57 am (UTC)
Right? Maybe he is a robot or something b/c no human being could be SO DAMN AWESOME! *happy sigh*

Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed it :)