April 5, 2011: Tom Welling Looks Back at "Smallville" Pilot

Smallville With The CW re-airing the pilot episode of "Smallville" this Friday, April 8th at 8.00pm, Zap2It.com asked Tom Welling what it was like looking back 10 seasons to where it all began.

    "I've revisited the pilot a few times," Welling tells Zap2it, "sometimes by accident, other times for research, and I'm always amazed how far we've come. I'm 10 years older and 30 lbs. heavier -- I don't know how that happened! -- but I think the pilot still holds up. It doesn't necessarily look dated or out-of-touch.

    "David Nutter, who directed it, really had a good sense of what it needed to be," adds Welling. "He executed it fantastically, but I remember thinking, 'Somebody tell me what to do.' I had no idea. Looking back now, I know that David created a warm, safe environment just to explore the character and allow the emotionality of the scenes to blossom, He set the standard for me as I went on to direct."

Source: Zap2It.com.



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