The New York Times has published an interview with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch ahead of tomorrow night’s premiere of “Superman & Lois” on The CW. They discuss the relatability of the new series, what it’s like playing such iconic characters, and more. Here’s an excerpt from the interview…
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
HOECHLIN I always go with flight. I’ve got such a huge travel bug. I’d love to see the world and see how other people live, see other cultures. If I can get there with free airfare…
TULLOCH I was going to say flight, too, because I love traveling. It would be nice to blink an eye and be in Paris, blink an eye and be in Iceland. I think teleportation is better. If I fly with you, I’ll get cold up there.
HOECHLIN But you would enjoy the view! I don’t know what the view is from teleportation.
Comics fans can be pretty enthusiastic, and Superman and Lois are two of the medium’s most famous characters. Have you had any notable fan encounters?
HOECHLIN This is my favorite: I was in New York on the phone with my agent. A guy walked by, he had his backpack and headphones on. He saw me and then he looked back at me and ripped his shirt open like a Superman thing. He gave me a nod and I gave him a nod. It was the greatest.
TULLOCH I still get recognized more from “Grimm,” but three days before “Elseworlds” aired, I was at Wales Comic Con. The episode with me as Lois had not even aired yet, but I was starting to sign a lot of Lois Lane photos. Little girls said to me, “I want to be a journalist because of Lois Lane.”
Read the entire interview at NYTimes.com.