May 11, 2011: More Interviews About the "Smallville" Series Finale

Believe "Smallville" executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson participated in quite a few interviews this week in the lead up to the series finale.

Collider.com:

    What was it like to finally get Clark Kent (Tom Welling) in the costume? Did you take extra time for that special moment?

    SOUDERS: The finale is two hours, and we had to cut quite a bit out, actually. It is jam-packed. You won't sit there and go, "Okay, nothing's happening. There's no relationships going." Hopefully, you won't feel like you're just waiting for the last two minutes of the two-hour. A lot of prep went in. It was a really challenging episode. It was challenging when the first script came out, and people just kept adding and bringing more to the table. Our crew and our cast were just tireless about making it the greatest it could be. I would say pretty much every moment in this had a lot of hours behind it, not just that one.

TV Guide has "10 Things to Know About the Smallville Series Finale":

    Clark's Evolution into Superman: In the final episodes, Clark (Tom Welling) has taken the necessary steps to achieving his destiny, including severing ties with Jor-El in the Fortress. "It was about the fact that sometimes your mentors and the people that you look to for help can sometimes also be holding you back," Souders says. "He's really trying to figure out all those relationships as he finally takes this step into complete manhood, shall we say, super-manhood." Adds Peterson: "He's trying too hard to be a hero and trying too hard to force his destiny." Witnessing his future in the 200th episode is a factor in that. "When you've seen your future, how does that start adjusting what you do on a daily basis?" Souders says.

Many of the press sites who attended the Q&A with Souders and Peterson this week received a gift. A piece of the "Smallville" set. Some received a piece of the Daily Planet elevator, while MTV.com are showing off a tile from the Luthor Mansion library.

You may also want to check out The Daily Journal's A to Z of all things "Smallville" and UGO.com's "52 Super-Crazy Smallville Facts You Never Knew".



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