The very first scene I ever had to shoot was the scene where everyone I know is on a funeral pyre and we’re burning all the zombies. The town has been decimated, all of the zombies have been rounded up and shot in the head and now I’m burning everyone…including my child and my husband. So, that’s kind of a shitty emotional thing. We were doing it outside and I hadn’t really officially met Jensen and Jared but they were riding around on their little motorcycles and playing football. They were being boys! And I’m thinking,”Oh shoot. I have to ramp up this massive level of emotion and they’re being boys.” It’s their show, it’s their party, it’s their house and I don’t call the shots at all. So I’m just going to kind of breathe and know that I’m going to have to be biting the pill on this one. And we set up for just rehearsal because they don’t technically even need to be standing there cause they have stand-ins, and they both walked over and Jensen goes, “Okay what do you need?” …and just landed such an emotional, “We’re here for you. What do you need?” And they were both present and clear and not kidding around in the least. I know that they play tricks and they joke and they have fun and they make a really amazing set, but at the same time when I needed to hit a really extreme level of emotion, they were completely willing to be of service to me. And they had me there. I can’t think of a more generous amazing offer. And they didn’t have to be at the same level of emotion. They could have just kidded around and continued to play football the entire time if they wanted too. But they came over to me.
Kim Rhodes on working with Jared and Jensen. (x)