General Zod

January 12, 2005: Terence Stamp on Being Jor-El in “Smallville”

Sci Fi Wire have published an interview with Terence Stamp, the actor who plays the voice of Jor-El on "Smallville", and who also starred as General Zod in the first two Superman films, "Superman: The Movie" and "Superman II". Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    "When they came to me for Smallville and said, 'Do you want to be in it?' I said, 'Really, no,'" Stamp recalled. "And then they said, 'Well, how about would you like to be a voice over?' And I said, 'Yeah, I'd love that.' I have this really expensive voice. I mean, it costs dollars to arrive at this. I don't mean I earn a lot from it. And then when they said, 'Well, how about you play Superman's dad?' I said, 'Yeah, but ... [didn't I already do that?]' They said, 'No, we know you were Zod, but would you like to do it?' I said, 'Yeah, if you're sure you want me.'"

    Stamp was aware that he was working in the shadow of another big-screen Jor-El: Marlon Brando, who famously played the white-haired character in 1978's Superman. "I said, 'Do you want it like a Brando? ... I do a very good Brando voice.' And they said, 'No, no, no! Your voice is fine.' So it was ... a treat, really.

Read the complete interview at the Sci Fi Wire website.



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