Can you imagine the Supernatural family without DJ Qualls as everyone's favorite hunter-turned-werewolf Garth? That was nearly the case when Qualls initially turned down the role — all because Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles were just too darn good looking.
"I said no to it," Qualls tells TVGuide.com. "I mean, it was in the seventh season. I didn't know it. They sent me a couple of episodes to watch. I was like, these handsome guy are killing monsters? I didn't really get it. And then I thought about it. I'm not going to go on a show where I'm not just not as good looking as the leads, but substantially, like shockingly, so."
Upon learning that they had actually written the part with him in mind, Qualls ultimately decided to accept the role and he's never looked back. "No joke, it was kind of life-changing," he recalls. "I'd known success and fame, but the cult thing is insane... The Supernatural fandom is the best."
Since filming his first appearance in Season 7, Qualls has only appeared in three additional episodes, but his character Garth has been mentioned in countless more. And despite not appearing in Season 12, Supernatural left off with Garth in a very precarious situation, with him being targeted by the British Men of Letters. But will Garth be able to evade the BMOL long enough to return in Season 13?
"I have no idea what's happening with that show. I hear a lot about it from Twitter, people asking me to come back. I don't think people realize this; it's really not my decision," Qualls admits. "Also, I'm so busy right now. I'm on a couple different shows [The Man in the High Castle, Z Nation] and I have two films lined up after this. There's really not room in my schedule for this."
However, Qualls is quick to insist that if he did get the call to return, he'd do everything in his power to make it work. "I would make room," he promises.
Supernatural returns Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8/7c on the CW.
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