Genevieve Padalecki Opens Up About Playing Husband Jared Padalecki’s Wife in ‘Walker’

Genevieve Padalecki is opening up about playing the wife of her real-life husband, Jared Padalecki, on the small screen for Walker.

The 40-year-old actress plays Emily Walker, the title character’s deceased wife, who is at the center of the freshmen series’ plot.

“So when I first signed onto it, there was only the pilot that had been developed and the character, she had gone through a couple of different revisions and such to get where she is now,” Genevieve recalled to TheWrap in a new interview. “But there was definitely that like, ‘Where is this going to go? And how is it going to play out?’ [feeling].”

She adds that she’s one of the many wanting Emily to come back, because the way she leaves is “gut-wrenching”.

“Like, I want to continue working with [Jared] and I also don’t want to envision myself in this capacity. This is awful! So yeah, it’s definitely, like, you know, churned up different emotions for us, for sure, that we’ve sort of… like not want to talk about and that sort of thing. And there’s definitely a gravity to it. But at the same time, there is also a lot of play with it too and sort of letting go of the gravity and have fun creating it as well. I think there’s probably both sides to it. It just depends on the day, I guess.”

Genevieve does say that she quite likes playing Emily, who will be seen in multiple flashbacks throughout the season.

“I love the fact that right now I’ve created something from scratch and to be able to have fun with her and create a whole different relationship and marriage. And being a mother, it’s really fun,” she says. “…I think that playing Emily is certainly scary right now because we haven’t aired and it’s like, ‘Oh God, are people going to like this? I hope they enjoy it.’”

Genevieve and Jared have been married since 2010 and share three children together, Thomas, 8, Austin, 7, and Odette, 3.

Walker will premiere Thursday, January 22 at 8/7c on The CW. Here’s who else is starring in the show…

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