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Jared Padalecki And Jensen Ackles' Supernatural Audition Story Is Too Hilarious

"Supernatural" is the kind of success story that only comes along once in a great while for a network like The CW. Though the show came from very humble beginnings — it made use of the road trip style format and typical monster of the week storylines that other horror dramas had previously — "Supernatural" garnered a massive, dedicated fanbase over time that made it into a genre phenomenon (via Comic Book).

Carried forward by their legion of diehard fans, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) became adored heroes, and as their world expanded, the avenues for storytelling in the franchise also grew and transformed along the way. This led to storylines where the brothers came back from the dead, traveled to heaven and hell, and even engaged with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Still, it was always the close-knit family dynamic between the Winchester brothers, as well as the easy chemistry of the actors that portrayed them, that kept fans coming back for 15 seasons of "Supernatural."

Padalecki and Ackles bonded quickly because no one else showed up

Funnily enough, that particular factor began before Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles were even cast in the series. Though both actors showed up expecting to see a massively crowded waiting area filled with dozens of other actors looking to score the parts, it turned out it was just the two of them. As Padalecki shared during a fan Q&A, the two soon began bonding over their similarities. They quickly found out that they were both from Texas, both loved the Dallas Cowboys, and that they also shared a fondness for country music. Hilariously, they only bonded further when they realized that they had shown up to read for different roles, meaning they weren't competing with one another either.

"So, where's everybody else?" Ackles recalled asking Padalecki. "Where are the other 10 actors who are fighting for this job, fighting for this role? And no one ever showed up," he concluded. The two went on to reminisce about their first time performing together as Sam and Dean in front of 30 Warner Bros. executives shortly thereafter, an experience which was no doubt very intense.

Still, as the two "Supernatural" stars spoke about their first experience on the series, their easy chemistry remains present to this day, with the two regularly teasing each other and joking around in a brotherly manner. Naturally, if the seeds of this bond were already there the first time they performed together, it's no wonder they were cast for the roles, even if no one else bothered to show up.