Jensen Ackles Has Cost Warner Bros Over A Million Dollars

Apparently, Jensen Ackles and the rest of his castmates had cost the CW over a million dollars due to their antics on their most famous show.

By James Brizuela | Published

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Supernatural was one of the longest-standing series that has ever been produced for Warner Bros Studios. The pairing of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki was one of the most beloved teams in the history of television. Though the show ended in 2020, fans have been begging for more of the Winchester brothers. Misha Collins, a Supernatural series regular, recently revealed on a podcast that an additional million dollars were spent in overtime for the show due to Ackles and the rest of the crew “goofing off” in-between takes. While blooper reels are certainly a big part of any sitcom or film, an extra million dollars worth of time is quite a lot.

Misha Collins appeared on Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast, which is aptly titled Inside Of You With Michael Rosenbaum. Collins was speaking about the fun that he had with Jensen Ackles and the rest of the cast while filming Supernatural for all those years. According to him, “It was maddening at times, but it was also, I think, demonstrative of the fact that we had a lot of fun on set. Like, I think it is probably north of a million dollars in overtime that Warner Brothers had to pay for because of us walking around on set over the years, without hyperbole.” While it may seem as though he was likely annoyed at times, having the ability to have fun at work truly makes things a lot better for everyone involved. Not everyone is granted the ability to play around a bit while they grind the day away. A fan on YouTube has posted a supercut of all the bloopers from seasons 1 to 15. You can see why the CW paid over a million dollars in overtime below:

Supernatural was a massive series, so naturally, it was likely ok with Warner Bros that Jensen Ackles and everyone was having fun with one another. The show aired for a long 15 seasons, which is a huge accomplishment for any series. Fun was likely a part of the game plan no matter what happened. Collins also spoke about how fans of the series would often form small “gangs” with one another. Sam fans, Dean fans, Jared fans, and Misha fans were all talked about, though he said the cast all call each other regularly and refer to one another as “brothers.” The impact the show had on the fanbase is truly evident, though he wants to remind everyone the cast are all very fond of one another.

Fans have been clamoring for more of Supernatural and the Winchester brothers, though the series has ended back in 2020. However, it was announced that a prequel series called The Winchesters is well on its way to the CW. The show will revolve around the parents of the Winchester brothers. Even Jensen Ackles is returning to narrate the series as the voice of Dean Winchester, and he will also serve as a producer. However, there had been some online beef between Ackles and Padalecki due to that announcement. Padalecki had apparently responded to a fan on Twitter that he was not involved in the prequel series or had even heard of it. That misunderstanding has since been cleared up, but a split between the two would have been detrimental to the fanbase of Supernatural. That is all water under the bridge and the Winchester brothers are doing just fine as of now. They are surely still goofing off with one another if the cameras are on them or not.