Originally Jensen Ackles auditioned for the role of Sam Winchester. When Jared Padalecki came in and read for Sam a slight recasting was done. Producers called Jensen and asked if he'd rather use his charm for Dean, saying he was the Han Solo character of the duo and what kid didn't grow up wanting to be Han Solo? Jensen accepted. It became known that he was previously interested in that role, because Dean was funny. (courtesy of IMDb.com)
Hmmmm.....What would the show have been like with the roles reversed? Jensen as Sam and Jared as Dean.....Interesting!
3 years ago