Jared Padalecki about life after 'Supernatural' and how to win Zoom call with him

'I am now a present husband and father (filming at home in Austin), an executive and employee, all while still trying to sneak in as much quality 'me' time as I can by exercising and resting,' he wrote about his life after 'Supernatural'


                            Jared Padalecki about life after 'Supernatural' and how to win Zoom call with him
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'Supernatural' star Jared Padalecki who will star next in The CW's 'Walker', took to Twitter to make an announcement about a charity sweepstake on December 17. In the long message, he announced that one lucky fan who entered the contest would get a Zoom call from him to "offer each other the love and support that we all need and deserve, and make plans and promises on how to make 2021 a great year". In a cheeky aside, he added that the lucky winner could "just throw things" at their screen.



 

In the message, Padalecki revealed details about his life after 'Supernatural'. He wrote: "I finished up Supernatural in September (*cry emoji*, am I right #spnfamily?), and am now producing and starring in Walker." Unsurprisingly, he called it "quite the transition". Unlike before -- when Padalecki along with co-stars Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins spent most of the year in Canada, shooting 'Supernatural' episodes -- the actor is now home in Austin, Texas.

He has been shooting new episodes of The CW's 'Walker' that will premiere on January 21, 2021. "I am now a present husband and father (filming at home in Austin), an executive and employee, all while still trying to sneak in as much quality “me” time as I can by exercising and resting…" the actor wrote about his life after 'Supernatural'.

The message starts with the words, "Howdy Y'all! It's me Jared. LET'S DO A ZOOM CALL!" -- indicating that Padalecki is getting into the Southern roots of his new character. Besides the Zoom call to a fan, his newly set up nutrition company, Mantra Labs, will also be donating $10,000 to mental health organizations. The actor clarified, "no purchase necessary".



 

The actor has earlier openly spoken about his struggle with depression and participated in mental health charity drives, some in coordination with costars Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins. Fans were excited about the contest. "I would love a zoom call from you!! I’m a trauma nurse and just tested positive for covid today so I definitely need something good to happen now," tweeted one fan. Another said: "Like many other people, I’ve battled mental health issues since puberty. Depression, anxiety, social phobia, an eating disorder. Also like many other people, this year has been extra challenging. So thank you for your openness, for maintaining the dialogue & supporting charities."



 



 

Padalecki in an earlier interview had revealed that one of the reasons he had chosen to shoot 'Walker' in Austin was to generate employment through the series' production in the city he calls home. He also revealed that he had been ignoring his family a bit because he had been binge-watching 'Queen's Gambit', and had spent Thanksgiving at home because he got a few days off from shooting 'Walker' during Thanksgiving week. Watch the new trailer for 'Walker' below:



 

'Walker' premieres Thursday on January 21.

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