Erica Durance on Tom Welling & playing future Lois Lane —
IGN: The 200th episode, “Homecoming,” had some really interesting material, where we got to see what I guess I’d call ‘the classic Lois of the future.’ […] Was that fun for you, to get to jump into that Lois we know?
Durance: Absolutely! And having the glasses on Tom… He’s so modest and cute about it with the glasses and I’m always trying to shove them on his face and he’s like, “Ah!” It’s just so classically the way that Clark is anyway, so it was really great. And we had the guidance of Jeannot [Szwarc], our director — who’d even worked with Christopher Reeve before — so we had a really good guiding hand. But because I’m a fan of the mythology, I was totally titillated by the idea. “Oh my gosh, we’re doing it!” And people are looking at me and I’m going, “I know, I know! I’m stepping outside of myself, but look at what we’re doing!” I’m always kind of the peppy one that’s doing that.
You know, you see Clark in the old getup where he looks like [classic] Clark in the elevator. That shot, I was… That was a super fan moment. I went running up to him and I went, “Oh my god! You look just like Superman!” Then I go, “Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know.” He just laughs.
TOM WELLING & ERICA DURANCE (SMALLVILLE): “In their close-ups on the stairs, where Clark offers the rings and then snaps them back (Tom came up with that “Pretty-Woman”-like beat by the way) we really got to feel the fondness and chemistry that Tom and Erica have always had for each other.”
RICHARD GERE & JULIA ROBERTS (PRETTY WOMAN): “The scene where Edward offers Vivian the necklace and shuts the box on her fingers wasn’t scripted, Richard Gere just did it for a laugh. When he does it, Julia Roberts laughs and looks up and around at the film crew and director, Garry Marshall.”
I KNOW!! WE CAN’T EVEN OURSELVES!!
Erica Durance and Tom Welling at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival