Jensen Ackles talks about fighting for his role in The Boys Season 3: “Who do I have to kill to get this role?”

Jensen Ackles reveals more about his role as Soldier Boy.

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Jensen Ackles stars as Soldier Boy in ‘The Boys Season 3’ the first American non-aging Supe created by Frederick Vought during World War II. Jensen previously worked as Dean Winchester in CW’s ‘Supernatural’. With season 4 of ‘The Boys’ confirmed, it is unclear whether Soldier Boy will be making a return, especially after the cliffhanger in the last season of ‘The Boys’.

“I Fought For It” Jensen Ackles reveals how he got the role

In an interview with Discussing Film, Jenson reveals that he wasn’t one of the top choices to play the antagonist. He reveals that the role was possible because of Erick Kripke.

I was calling him about something unrelated and at the end of the conversation I said, “Hey, what’s going on over there on The Boys? When are you going to bring me over? Come on, throw a friend a bone here.” I said it kind of joking and he just laughed and replied, “Look man, if you want to come over, I’ll figure something out. Love to have you” Then he took a pause and said, “Actually, there’s a pretty big role coming up in the next season. Let me give it a thought and I’ll touch base with you tomorrow.”

So the next day, he sent over an audition scene for Soldier Boy and said, “Take a read and tell me what you think.” I read it and immediately called him and was like, “Who do I have to kill to get this role?” He said, “I’m going to warn you, this isn’t going to be easy.” Apparently, there was a shortlist of names they were talking about at the studio. I certainly wasn’t on that list, and it consisted of names that were far more recognizable than mine. But I said that I was willing to fight, and he said, “If you’re willing to fight for it, then I might be able to help you.” And so he did.

Jensen Ackles also revealed that he wasn’t aware of the majority of the script after getting the role. Jensen is currently working on Marriage Story 2 and was pretty tight-lipped about Season 4 of The Boys.

Jensen Ackles in The Boys
Jack Quaid and Jensen Ackles in The Boys © Prime Video

Soldier Boy in ‘The Boys’

Jensen Ackles made his appearance as Soldier Boy in Season 3 of ‘The Boys’ who was presumed to be dead in 1984. Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and The Boys manage to infiltrate a secret Russian laboratory to find a weapon to kill Homelander (Anthony Starr) only to discover that Soldier Boy is still pretty much alive The Boys then struck a deal with Soldier Boy and he promises to kill Homelander if they help him find the ones who betrayed him in 1984.

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