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‘The Boys’ Eric Kripke Knows Who He Does—and Doesn’t—Want to Work With

Fans know Eric Kripke for a lot of things. Outside of The Boys, many hear his name and thank him for giving us Supernatural. But recently, fans have realized that he loves working with the same actors time and time again.

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Throughout The Boys, many members of the cast of Supernatural have made an appearance, and this season, Jeffrey Dean Morgan joined the cast. So what is the secret to who Kripke chooses to work with? It isn’t actually that complicated of an answer. When I brought up the cast that just keeps coming into Kripke’s shows, he pointed out how many actors he works with repeatedly and why.

“It’s a very simple answer, which is all of those people are good people,” Kripke said. He has also said recently that he wants to get Jared Padalecki on the show at some point, too. “Whenever I find anyone who’s talented and kind, I latch onto them. I’ve worked with Claudia [Doumit] on multiple shows. Malcolm Barrett from Timeless shows up on the show all the time. Giancarlo [Esposito] from Revolution. Like, anytime I have somebody who is kind and talented, I glom onto them and I keep bringing them back. And it’s just Supernatural, it was just loaded with people that were talented and kind. So honestly, it’s not more complicated than that.”

That’s honestly a great way of working. You like people so you want to work with them again. Which is exactly what Kripke said about bringing people back to his show. “I just like to work with nice people. Life’s too short to work with assholes. That’s as simple as it gets.” And isn’t that the truth.

You can see our full chat here:

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