2005 TV News Archives

Tom Welling

May 30, 2005: Tom Welling Talks “Smallville”, Clark Kent, and Acting

HollywoodNorthReport have published an interview with Tom Welling, who, while sworn to secrecy regarding details about his up-coming new movie The Fog, sat down to chat with the Press about Smallville, the unorthodox way in which he landed the coveted role of Clark Kent, and what acting means to him. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    Q: It's been stated before in the press that when Smallville was in its early stages and casting was underway, that you initially turned down the role when it was offered to you. Can you tell us a little more about that?

    A: It's true. Everybody was very guarded in the beginning concerning what this show was going to be about...very strongly. I remember in the early phases we couldn't get any information about that. Our best guess was Superman in high school. That was honestly not something I was interested in doing. After a long, detailed conversation that David Nutter - the director of the pilot - had with my manager at the time, he explained a very different scenario. He said, "Hey, if you come in and audition, we'll let you read the script. But we can't let you read this script unless you audition." It was this weird ultimatum. So I went in and auditioned, they liked what I did, and they said, "Come back tomorrow and you can read the script." And when I read the script I thought, "Okay, now I get it." It was amazing; I mean I really thought it was great.

    Q: It certainly sounds as though it was a bit of an unconventional process.

    A: Yeah, somewhat. The simple reason I turned it down originally was the lack of information I had about it. Personally, I don't see how anyone can commit to any kind of a deal when you don't know what you're signing up for. And that's all I needed in the case of Smallville...some clarification.

Read the complete interview at the HollywoodNorthReport website.

2005 Television News

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