Jared Padalecki Was Only Supposed to Be in 4 Episodes as Dean

Gilmore Girls was Jared Padalecki’s first TV series and first major role after the film A Little Inside. Padalecki played Dean Forester for five seasons, and returned for A Year in the Life. That’s quite a run considering he was initially hired for only four episodes.

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Padalecki was a guest on Scott Patterson’s I Am All In podcast on Oct 5. Reminiscing about their time on Gilmore Girls together, Padalecki explained why he didn’t initially think it would be a full time commitment.

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