Supernatural star Jared Padalecki discusses rumours of a Walker romance between his character and Lindsey Morgan’s Micki Ramirez.
As the police drama continues in the US, Jared – who plays widowed officer Cordell Walker in the series – has said that he thinks it’s “wonderful” that Walker and Micki are just friends.
For the time being, at least.
“We’ll see what happens in Season 15, but you know, I spent 327 episodes on a show that was about a platonic relationship, a sibling relationship… and that’s probably my favourite kind of story to explore, to not complicate things by sexuality,” the actor told TVLine, referring to Supernatural and his on-screen brother Jensen Ackles.
“We don’t have this a lot on TV, where we see a leading man and leading woman just be friends, just loving each other and supporting each other because they want to love and support each other, not because they want to sleep with each other.”
Jared went on to call Walker and Ramirez’s chemistry all the more special “because it’s not clouded by some urge to kiss”. He added: “It’s more like, ‘Hey, I respect this person as a human being, and they respect me, and let’s keep it that way.'”
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Dashing any hopes of a work partnership turning romantic, the actor reiterated that he doesn’t “see Walker and Micki being sexually involved”.
“I think the magic is that we can see an eligible bachelor and an eligible bachelorette just being like, ‘Hey, I got your back, friend,'” he said – and let’s face it, that is kind of a novel concept.
Walker airs on The CW in the US. It has yet to confirm a UK air date.