The 42-year-old actor, who played the role of Dean for the past 15 seasons, opened up to Entertainment Weekly about the day he learned about the ending.
Jensen and co-star Jared Padalecki decided to go to the writers room ahead of the start on production for season 15, where they learned what would happen to their characters.
“Yeah, so, during the hiatus between season 14 and 15, Jared and I went out to LA and sat down in the writers room, which I think is the first time we’ve ever done that,” Jensen said. “It wasn’t like a brainstorming session. It was like, this is what we have, take it or leave it. And I just walked out of there kind of uneasy. I don’t know if it was just the fact that I just heard the ending of a show that had been going for 15 years and I’m just too close to it to really accept a finality to it.”
Jensen added, “It certainly wasn’t settling in as easy as I kind of hoped. I struggled with it.”
He then spoke about the conversation he had with series creator Eric Kripke about the final season. He said, “He just kind of put things in a perspective that really helped me kind of identify why I was having trouble with it. But also why it was a really great idea for an ending. And so from then on, I was kind of all in.”
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