Walker: Independence Scene That Had Mark Sheppard Choking with Tears

Walker: Independence Scene That Had Mark Sheppard Choking with Tears
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Yes, we are in the middle of a big, albeit partial, Supernatural reunion.

With Jared Padalecki exec producing his spinoff show Walker: Independence, it seems that he is on a mission to have every Supernatural actor on board. In episode 4 of the Walker prequel, Mark Sheppard, who portrayed Crowley in Supernatural, arrives to steal the show. However, there was one scene that had him actually "choking with tears".

In the spinoff, Sheppard portrays Nathaniel Hagan who owns the local hotel and bar in Texas' Independence. Episode 4 follows him having to sell the hotel that he has been building and looking after for over thirty years. If he doesn't make the deal, the Davidson family threatens to kill Kate, a woman who works in the hotel as a dancer.

Filming a certain scene with Kate was especially challenging for Sheppard.

"If I don't lie, she'll fight them. And if she fights them, she'll die. I could not shoot that scene. I looked at Sheelin [Choksey, director] and said, "I cannot read this. I can't rehearse this." The first two takes, I literally was choking with tears. Even thinking about it now, I [as Hagan] have got someone who loves me and cares for me saying, "I hope you die on a bed of white feathers." There was no air on the set for that scene," Sheppard revealed to Metacritic when elaborating on why Hagan did not trust Kate with the reasons he was selling the hotel.

The actor noted that the painful hotel deal will "have a marked effect on the town, on Kate; it smashes a hole right into the middle of the town."

Walker: Independence is a spinoff for Padalecki's western series Walker. The prequel set in the late 1800s and is centered around Abby Walker, who moves to the small town of Independence in Texas. There, she crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins.

The prequel airs on The CW on Thursdays.