CloserWeekly.com has published an in depth interview with Dean Cain, which includes a heavy dose of discussion about the TV series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”. Here’s an excerpt from the interview…
“I was just trying to get a job to pay the bills,” he says. “I didn’t know what it was going to be. I was a young kid trying to figure out how to work in this acting world. I’ve watched all these other guys do it, and then I started to get into the real business of it and would go out there and do it on my own. My dad wasn’t out there helping me out. He put me in a couple of films early on just to get my feet wet, but that was it. I was out there running around and dealing with so much rejection. It was then that Superman came up, though it wasn’t so much Superman as it was the character of Clark Kent. I read the script and thought, ‘Wow, this is great. I can completely understand this guy.’ As it turned out, I was the first person they saw.”
He had his audition and, having heard nothing for several weeks, moved on mentally. But then a friend who worked in casting at Warner Bros told him that he had made a positive impression and that the studio was interested.
“Then,” Dean picks up the scenario, “he said, ‘They really like you and they’re going to start bringing in actors to do all the pairing ups,’ which was to see which Clarks worked best with which Loises. I came in and there were still dozens of men, supermen, if you will, including actors I recognized. We started going through the process and eventually I started thinking, ‘Wow, I’ve got a shot at this.’ And I remember exactly what it was. After we’d been doing this and pairing us up, I knew I was in the mix. I didn’t know if I was the frontrunner by any stretch of the imagination, but they wrote a scene that was never actually in a script. Clark Kent is at home at night and Lois Lane bursts in, she’s intoxicated, and she wants to get it on. Clark, of course, won’t do it, because he’s so moral and she’s intoxicated. Were she not, you’d better believe he probably would have. But the fact that she was not in her right mind, he doesn’t. And that was the character. When I saw that scene, it was no work at all for me.”