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Carl with Stephan Bender

June 27, 2006: Superman Celebration Interview with Stephan Bender

By Carl Glassmeyer

On Friday June 9, after the press mixer at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois, I got the opportunity to interview Stephan Bender, who portrays young Clark Kent in the new movie Superman Returns.

Q: What was the reaction of your friends and family when you told them you would be playing the young Man of Steel?

A: Well, my friends and family were pretty stoked when they found out that I got the part. They were probably more excited and believed it before I did. I don't think it really hit me until I was on the plane to Australia. They were pretty crazy.

Q: What was your experience like with all of the wire rigging for your jumping sequences?

A: (laughs) That was fun! It was amazing! The wires and everything were like my own personal roller coaster. They made this huge thing. They were like "Ok. We're gonna put these wires on you. This is all for you."

Q: What kind of harnessing did they use? Was it close to what they had in Superman: The Movie, where it was kinda like longer underwear with wires attached to the hips?

A: Well, it's a little more high tech now. It was almost a full body harness. It's pretty straining on your back and stuff. But, it was pretty fun. I got a lot of movement in it.

Q: In the novelization of the movie, it has young Clark learning Heat Vision, and a little bit of flight. Did the script have you learning any other powers like Telescopic Vision, or Super Breath that might have been left out of the final cut, but could be seen on the DVD?

A: You're gonna have to wait and see. (laughs) I'm not really allowed to say.

Q: I will definitely be in line on the 27th. Finally, What's in store for you project-wise in the future? Have you got anything lined up?

A: Right now I'm just doing promotional stuff for Superman Returns. Later, I'll be doin some auditioning. But, right now I'm just doing promotions for the movie.

I would like to thank Stephan for taking the time out of his busy schedule to do this interview.

Carl Glassmeyer

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