Jensen on "Baby " and why it worked so well

“I don’t think it’s any secret that Jared and I are very good friends when the camera’s not rolling.  And so, he and I spend… it’s almost sad to say that I think he and I spend more time together than we do with our own wives, unfortunately, because we spend so much time at work. So there is certainly a brotherly rapport that he and I have, constantly. And we joke, and we laugh, and we have a lot of inside jokes between us, and we know each other’s comedy. We know know each other pretty well, so when we’re just sitting there, gearing up for [shooting] I noticed that they took a lot of stuff that wasn’t actually in the script. Or at least moments that weren’t, where Jared and I were not really in-character just yet. And it was because they had to set up, then the crew ran away, and we had to drive over to our start mark.

So those whole few minutes of us just kind of driving the car with the camera rolling, they actually took some of that footage and spliced it in with the final edit. But those are moments, you can do them as those brother moments, but it’s also just two really good friends hanging out.”  (x)

rogue magazine loves j2 friendship as much as the rest of us do.

Heather Seidler (Rogue): “Working together for over a decade, bonds are usually forged and closeness seems inevitable. Not surprisingly, Jared, 34, and Jensen, 38, became real life besties. They were groomsmen at each other’s weddings. They bought houses close to each other (in Austin, Texas). They had kids at the same time. Padalecki has two sons, 4 and 2 years-old; Collins has a 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter; Ackles has a 3-year-old daughter and his wife is now expecting twins.

So how has the “Padackles” or “J-Squared” (as fans refer to them) relationship evolved over these past twelve years?”

Seidler: “Both actors mirror the same fondness for their characters and their real life connection.”

Jensen: “I feel I was very fortunate to be cast alongside somebody I have so much in common with and got to build a relationship with and become just great solid lifelong friends. I think that’s an extreme rarity in any circumstance. Much less in your work environment, much less on a television show in an industry that is so fickle and can be feast or famine…Our kids get to play together and our wives are best friends, it really is a unique situation given the fact that it’s all sprung from a television series. So to be in our twelfth season and still get along as well as we do…it’s almost art imitating life. In the sense that everybody’s got my back and I’ve got theirs, on and off screen.”

Seidler: “Within minutes of meeting them on set, the playful and close-nit chemistry between “the boys” is immediately evident as is their charms…On this particular day, Ackles and Padalecki are fired up about the lumberjack-y hiatus beards they’re sporting and they’re down to let us really play dress up with them; taking them out of their usual laid back uniforms of jean and plaid and placing them in a selection of eclectic designer suits– yeah we even got Jared to wear pink. Their amusing and light-hearted energy elevated the mood on set unilaterally. x