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The Boys: Jensen Ackles Discusses How His Life Allowed Him to Check out Soldier Kid’s Toxic Masculinity

The Boys’ Jenson Ackles goes over how his experience with toxic masculinity maturing allowed him to represent Soldier Kid on an entire brand-new level.

Star Jensen Ackles exposed how his training aided with his representation of Soldier Kid and his toxic masculinity in the upcoming 3rd season of Prime Video’s The Young Boys.

In an interview with SFX Publication, Ackles was asked to elaborate on his experience of playing a character who is essentially toxic masculinity in human kind. “I am in my forties, and I believe I might be one of the last generations that really witnessed that toxic masculinity without any repercussion,” the Supernatural star responded to. “It’s just what we were taught. You stand up, you dust it off and you be a man about it, not really knowing the implications that might have on a person. That’s just how I was taught and how my dad was taught.”


“That came down from [my father’s] father, who served in the Second World War. It was the generational mentality of, ‘that’s who we are. Suck it up. Men don’t cry,'” Ackles continued. “For me, born and raised in North Texas, that was very normal to me. I remember not getting just whipped or spanked when I did something wrong, but I would get paddled in school. I remember when that changed. I felt I got a good idea of where to go with that type of character.”

Based upon the comics series of the exact same name, The Young Boys has actually accomplished an enormous quantity of success and appeal considering that its very first season debuted on Prime Video in 2019 due to its writing, plot, humor and cast efficiencies. Happening in a world where those with superpowers are acknowledged as legends by the larger public, the program follows 2 groups of heroes — the 7, the most effective and popular group working for Vought International — and the Boys — a team of vigilantes hellbent on taking apart Vought and whatever for which it stands.

The Young Boys boasts a gifted cast, a lot so that it swept the first Critics’ Option Super Awards in 2021 where it won each and every single classification it was chosen for. Signing up with Ackles in the 3rd season is Karl Urban as William “Billy” Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hugh “Hughie” Campbell Jr., Antony Starr as John/Homelander, Erin Moriarty as Annie January/Starlight and Dominique McElligott as Maggie Shaw/Queen Maeve

The very first and 2nd seasons of The Young Boys can be streamed now on Prime Video. Season 3 of The Young Boys is set to debut on the streaming service on June 3.

Source: SFX Publication

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