So, you know Dean's confession scene? I know a lot of people interpret it as a bi!Dean thing, including me. But what do you think Jensen thinks of it? What do you think he thought the writers were trying to convey in that scene? Idk how else to interpret it, so I'm curious what he might think the point of it was, or if he ever talked about it at a con. (I am NOT suggesting someone ask him about it. Just pure speculation here.)
Hi there! I wouldn’t normally answer this type of ask, but since I seem to be getting quite a few of them lately, I think I need to…
What do I think that Jensen thinks of it?
Frankly, I don’t care. It’s irrelevant. It’s not something that we can actually know or write meta upon.
For many reasons that have been stated in the past (actors have NDA’s and legally can’t discuss Major Plot Things, actors interpret characters but do not have any knowledge of or input in the script writing process, actors are not looking at the “big picture” of the narrative structure and parallels and subtext… and the list goes on and on), THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW WHAT JENSEN OR ANY OF THE ACTORS TRULY THINKS ABOUT THESE SORTS OF THINGS.
I write meta from the point of view of someone looking at the entire series, parallels to other sources (literary, mythological,religious, historical, pop culture, etc.), and narrative structure. While actor commentary on various scenes is often interesting, speculation on what they MAY believe about a certain scene– it’s not something I really want to engage in on this blog.
If you’d really like to discuss this, either come off anon or hit me up in the chat bubbles (I reply pretty quick to those when I’m actually online). I can’t guarantee that I’ll get into a big discussion about it, because basically my opinion on the matter can be summed up as above ^^, but I won’t dismiss a conversation on the topic out of hand.
This reply is also not a general invitation for everyone and their uncles to start messaging me expecting responses on this either. I really do have very little to say on the subject.
I stopped really paying much attention to con stories a couple years ago. If you go back and watch a few dozen con panel videos, they all start to look the same after a while. Partly because the actors are very limited in what they’re legally allowed to say in public anyway (see above referenced NDA– non-disclosure agreements are serious business, and violating them can have career-destroying effects), and because often what they DO say is reported out of context in a sort of weaponized form designed to belittle and shame certain portions of the fandom… I prefer not to engage.
Sorry if this really hasn’t answered your question, but hopefully it explains WHY I don’t feel comfortable answering your question…
If you’re still unsatisfied, come off anon and we can talk privately. :)