Jensen Ackles Directs Co-Star Jared Padalecki in Supernatural for Ep. 8×03

It’s deja vu all over again. Supernatural’s first location shoot of season eight is in the same area as the last location shoot of season seven — Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park opposite Nokia headquarters, which played nefarious Sucracorp in the finale. Even when I heard Supernatural was scouting the location a week or so ago, I didn’t think they would show up here today. But there on a bridge over the Fraser River Path at lunchtime were the Winchester Brothers themselves, aka Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, accompanied by their bodyguard Clif.

Jensen Ackles is directing the first filmed episode of the season, as he has for the past two. One of the scenes –  for what will be episode three entitled Heartache —  consisted of Jared Padalecki’s Sam Winchester calling out to “Amelia” and then running off the bridge. Played by Liane Balaban, Amelia is expected to become Sam’s first girlfriend [in a long while]. Padalecki filmed the scene on the bridge with a canine co-star, who seemed to be as confused as the rest of us about which tall man in the plaid shirt was Padalecki and which was his standin (that’s Padalecki’s standin in the first photo below)

And here’s Jared Padalecki and his director Jensen Ackles arriving on set to discuss the scene.

After a couple of rehearsals, Supernatural closed the bridge to foot traffic and pushed spectators back. I stuck around longer than intended hoping to catch a glimpse of Liane Balaban as Amelia, who’s said to be a doctor with a damaged soul. This was the best I could do from the sidewalk in front of Nokia.

35 Responses to Jensen Ackles Directs Co-Star Jared Padalecki in Supernatural for Ep. 8×03

  1. deansfangirl says:

    these are just awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Sam says:

    Thank you so MUCH! Love Jensen and Jared, love the brothers, and it’s refreshing to see them again, missed them.

  3. Paulette says:

    Thanks, man they are looking good.

  4. Alexandra says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the pictures! I was hoping to get a glimpse of them in Langley over the next couple of days but understand that is a very closed set.

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  6. margena says:

    Thank you so much for the updates and pics.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Some one is a UK fan! GO BIG BLUE!!!!

  8. Susan Terral says:

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Tessa says:

    Lol, love how whatever weather we have up here in Vancouver applies to the show. So the first couple of episodes would have the boys basking in the sun :D

  10. Rica says:

    Attn All SPN FAMILY!
    JULY 12th, 2012 ~ We Want Supernatural On Ellen Day!
    We are going to Tweet/FB our hearts outs non stop at Ellen! Spread the word! =D

  11. Leslie says:

    Great pics! Keep em coming!

  12. Suzie says:

    Thank you for the pictures and great article as always.

    I wondered if you heard the scene when they shot it, and if you knew whose birthday was it?

    I mean, I wondered if the “Happy Birthday” was in the scene (since I heard them say it twice) or it was just Jared telling someone on set?

    • Susan Gittins - YVRShoots says:

      I didn’t hear Jared say Happy Birthday in the scene on the bridge. He called out “Amelia”….”This isn’t funny”….then “Ryan” (which might be the name of the dog which runs off towards where they filmed the scene with Liane Balaban as Amelia). Jared might have said Happy Birthday in a scene with Amelia before she dropped to the ground?? I didn’t hear any of their dialogue.

  13. sotrk says:

    Thanks!!
    very very nice

  14. K says:

    Who is Jared and who the standin?
    That’s easy – the taller is always Jared ;)

  15. Karen Dawson says:

    Love it, this will help the hiatus go by so much faster.

  16. samreen says:

    Thanks for sharing :) Can’t wait for more updates like this :)

  17. Cheryl says:

    Thank you for these photos they are gorgeous. But Ruby was never Sam’s girl friend or a love interest. Ruby was the grief, loneliness,desperation and physical need found in Sam but never did love enter the picture.
    Ruby can’t be compared to Amelia where as Jessica Madison and Sarah can be

  18. laura says:

    thank you for the time, dedication and sharing this awesome photos, the boys look as hot as always. I can hardly wait for the next season :)

  19. Mar says:

    Such gorgeous photos! I’m so glad it was sunny for this scene, and I can’t wait to see what Jensen did with it on screen. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  21. Fernanda says:

    My GOD how I’m jealous of their wives!!’d Give anything to tar in their place, they are all good

  22. ADRIANA says:

    Adorei as fotos pois estou na expectativa de logo poder assistir a 8°temporada eles são realmentes lindos!!!!!! e talentosos!!!!!!!

  23. raiko says:

    These are the best pics of Jensen & Jared ..looking always their best as ever..the weather is so great in Vancouver at this time of the year…Jared’s hair is so gorgeous and shining in the beautiful sunshine..My God these boys are getting more sexier and hotter than ever as they grow older…and there are two Jareds ( stunt)..that’s funny..!I like the pics of Jensen and Jared on the bridge ..Jensen directing his buddy Jared .. how sweet.. Can’t wait to see this episode with Amelia…Sam’s new love interest!! how exciting..it’s about time Sam got a girlfriend at last!!.. but will she last ??!!

  24. saumya priyadarshi says:

    hey susan.. thanks for sharing the pics.. how was it to watch them together.. am sure jensen had great fun in directing jared..!! i am just in awe and in love of their bromance.

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