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The Boys 3: Jensen Ackles on how he came to be a part of Karl Urban’s Amazon Prime Video show

The series also stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, among others.

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Last Updated: 10.26 AM, Jun 02, 2022

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The Boys 3: Jensen Ackles on how he came to be a part of Karl Urban’s Amazon Prime Video show

For its third season, The Boys have a new recruit in the form of all American hero Soldier Boy, portrayed by Jensen Ackles. The Supernatural actor recently opened up about how he came to be a part of the superhero show.

In conversation with NME, Ackles revealed how he was already a fan of the show before being cast. He recalled a scene from the first episode of the show where a person explodes and said he was ‘all-in’ right from that moment. As the show got more ‘layered’, it started to ‘resonate’ with the actor on many levels as well.

The actor talked about how he had told series creator Eric Kripke that he wanted to audition for a role, and the Eric sent over some material for Soldier Boy’s part. “Within the first couple of lines, I was like, ‘Oh, I gotta fight for this’. And I did,” said the actor.

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Soldier Boy served as one of Vought’s first-ever superheroes, created during World War II. Calling the character an ‘analogue person’ living in a digital land, Ackles said he channeled his ‘inner grandpa’ for the role. The actor recounted scenes where the character becomes confused seeing people talk on bluetooth headsets, and said navigating such scenes was an interesting experience.

In addition to Ackles, the series also stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Laila Robins,Claudia Doumit, Giancarlo Esposito and Cameron Crovetti.

The Boys 3 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on June 3, in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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