But Padalecki is enjoying his more “no bulls**t” role. Minor spoilers
He tells TV Guide , “I had no idea what the hell I was doing. Even the dialogue, the way it was written, being so soft and affected. I was like, ‘This is not the guy I'm used to playing.’ I was not happy with it. We spent five years with this guy being a tough, shoot-first-ask-questions-later kind of guy, and now all of a sudden he's gone soft on us? It read pretty soft on the page, but I think I toughened it.”
Jared Padalecki, however, returns as a far tougher character: “I come back much less lovey-dovey, and more like, ‘All right. I’ve been to hell a couple times, I’ve been to heaven. I’ve died, I’ve come back, I’ve done this, and I”ve done that. Now Sam’s more no bulls**t.