“Supergirl” Showrunners Call Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor “Epic”

Variety has published an interview with “Supergirl” executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner in which they discuss upcoming episodes of the series, Nia Nal’s story, and Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor. Here’s part of the interview…

Jon Cryer has been cast as Lex Luthor, which is an iconic character. Who is his version of the character?

Rovner: Epic. He’s so incredibly talented. His dramatization of Lex is grounded and emotional.

Queller: Hilarious. In our estimation, he’s the best Lex Luthor ever. We might be biased, but he’s the most masterful actor. He’s just exhilarating as Lex. I can’t overstate how thrilled we are with him.

Rovner: It’s a side of him I don’t think the audience has seen; I think they know him in much more different roles. He has fully embraced being Lex Luthor, and it’s transformative.

Queller: He’s powerful, he’s devious, he’s funny, he turns on a dime. His dynamic with Katie [McGrath, who plays his on-screen sister,] Lena, is just so great. We think the audience is going to go crazy when they see his performance.

Read the complete interview at Variety.com

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January 27, 2019 4:11 am

That remains to be seen of course,though I’m pretty sure Jon Cryer would nail it. Looking forward to this episode.

January 27, 2019 7:45 pm

Of course the showrunners are going to say it’s epic. What did you think they would say? “Oh, it’s garbage, but here you go any way”

I already don’t want to see it. One calls it hilarious, another says funny. Lex isn’t funny, he’s not a comedic character and he hasn’t been for decades. How are we supposed to see him as a legitimate threat when he can’t get past being a slapstick goofball?