July 13, 2016: Tyler Hoechlin on How He Was Cast as Superman

160616-Tyler-HoechlinIn an interview with Collider.com, Tyler Hoechlin briefly discusses what it means to him to be playing Superman in the second season of the “Supergirl” TV series, and how his casting came about…

What does it mean to play this role on Supergirl?

HOECHLIN: It’s an incredibly humbling and flattering thing to be given that opportunity. I know it’s such an iconic character that means so much to a lot of people. The interesting thing to me is meeting people who are much older than me and saying, “Oh Superman has always been my hero” and shaking my hand, it’s such a weird position to be in because you’re not just assuming that this is a character for a younger generation, it’s for anyone who’s a fan of the character. It’s really exciting, I’m really looking forward to be putting our own spin on it, seeing where this character fits into this storyline, and this version of Superman. Like I said, I take it with great respect for the character and hat it means to people so I’m excited to get to work on it and see what comes out of it.

Was it your agent, how did you get presented with the role and did you have that moment of, “Really, wait, what?”?

HOECHLIN: I had been meeting with Greg Berlanti and Andrew [Kreisberg] over there at his office and we just sat – I didn’t know what the meeting was for originally and it kind of came up and they said, “Is this something you would like to talk about?” and I was like, “Yeah, sure, let’s talk about it.” And I think we had similar views in what makes the character interesting and fascinating, and it just kind of worked out.

Source: Collider.com

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Kent-Darr
Member

Good to hear he appreciates that fans of Superman are all different ages,

Lana2k5
Member

I wonder if he’s the next person to be cast “Berlanti Style” – being the first person to audition and ending up being cast for that role. That was the case for Stephen Amell on “Arrow,” Grant Gustin on “The Flash,” and Melissa Benoist on “Supergirl.”

Steve Wright
Editor

He was the only one they wanted…they already said in an interview that they wanted to work with him forever but he was on Teen Wolf and not available. So when they got permission to use Supes he was their first choice.

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