Smallville: Tom Welling - 2 of the 5 Most Influential Stars From the Show
To commemorate the impending release of Smallville: The Complete Series on DVD, Tom Welling did an interview with the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex to reflect on the five actors who had the most influence on him. What follows is a look at the first two.
"Even in the early days of the show, I approached it like I was in school and I was always going to be learning," Welling said. "Luckily, we got people through the door who were creative and highly talented and the environment on the set was always very collective and open and warm. And I learned a lot, more than I can even say, really."
"As an actor, there's really nothing I can say that already hasn't been said. The way he was able to come in with lionel Luthor—who was, literally, not supposed to stay around long—and create so much, it was amazing. Whenever I was going to work with him, it really got me going. I knew it was always going to be interesting and great. I learned a great deal from him. He does a lot of homework before he gets to the set."
"Michael Rosenbaum playing Lex was huge. A fan favorite in every way, of course. He taught me a lot about what to do but he also taught me a lot about what not to do. He's such a dynamic actor and has these great comedic sensibilities. He's a very different person than his character and his ability to jump in and out—literally at the snap of a finger—amazed me. It taught me that I don't work that way and it did it in a good way. I learned about what I needed to do."
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