KryptonSite Smallville Comic-Con Interviews, Part I: Tom Welling!
In nearly ten years of writing about Smallville, between companion books and running KryptonSite, I (webmaster Craig Byrne) have interviewed almost every cast member of the series - except one.
Today, after a fantastic panel at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, I've finally been able to check that off the list, talking to someone who was incredibly gracious both on the panel and in the press room - someone where the show wouldn't be possible without him - Mr. Tom Welling. The interview was short, but, hopefully you'll be pleased with what he had to say.
Please do not duplicate this interview onto other websites. Instead, just place a link to this page. Thank you!
KRYPTONSITE: At the CW Upfronts in May, you talked a bit about wanting to get people from the show's past back onto the show. Can you tell me a bit more about what you've tried to get Michael back?
TOM WELLING: Well, I have tried a few things with Michael. I've twisted his arm, I've taken him to dinner, I've gotten him drunk... I've tried to get him to sign papers that he didn't know what they were... so, I'm trying everything that I can. Michael wants to come back, but there are just some things to iron out, and I think he understands that we can't end the show without Lex Luthor. We're even teasing the idea that he's going to be on already, with the idea of clones, or [the idea] that Lex has developed these bodies that he could then tap into to heal himself later in life.
Supergirl will be back, Jonathan will come back... I just want to see all of these people come back, so that we can all get closure on all of them.
K-SITE: Do you think we'll have any closure with Lana by series' end?
TOM: I would love to see Clark in a situation where he's got Lois to his left and Lana to his right, and it's like a very awkward scene. I think it would be a great scene.
Thanks again to Tom for the interview and for doing a fantastic job bringing Clark Kent to life for nearly a decade.
For the rest of you... Stay tuned Monday for more interviews!
Return to the KryptonSite home page - Read Season 10 spoilers!