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A: Frankly, we wanted Tom on the show for years and finally found the right story where he has a really good role and a lot of scenes with Jonathan (played by Wopat's Dukes of Hazzard cousin, John Schneider). You don't want to bring on Wopat and then have him be in a story with, like, Chloe. [Laughs] He and John have a history, so you play on what I call "the good TV baggage" that relationship brings to the show. Carrie is playing the editor-in-chief of the "Daily Planet," sort of the boss before Perry White. We had always been big fans of her, and always liked the idea of a Katharine Graham-type woman being editor-in-chief of the "Daily Planet." Carrie is a fan of the show and friends with Michael Rosenbaum, so we were able to make that happen.
Q: Will there be "winks" to the camera with either actor?
A: With Wopat, there are many winks to the camera; Carrie, not so much, because its hard to cross-pollinate Princess Leia and Superman. But Tom's character drives a Dodge Charger.
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