EXCLUSIVE Interview With Ayelet Zurer: What Was It Like Playing Superman's Mom?

Earlier today I spoke with Ayelet Zurer, who played Lara Lor-Van (Superman's biological mother), in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. We discussed her elaborate costumes, her emotionally heavy scenes, and portraying an alien in a realistic universe. Come check it out.

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By nailbiter111 - 6/27/2013



(Note: Turn your volume up.)

:01 - Ayelet Zurer - Discusses her costumes
1:20 - Favorite costume?
1:50 - Convincing the audience that baby Kal-El wouldn't survive his journey
4:25 - Scene of Jor-El communicating with Lara through a Kryptonian robot
5:28 - Challenges of translating an alien character in a realistic universe
6:38 - Did she think about playing around with her dialect or speech pattern
7:40 - Deleted scenes?
8:32 - Additional footage that was deleted during the pregnancy scene
9:40 - Has she been approached for the sequel?
10:07 - Is she contracted for a second film?
10:25 - Experience working with Zack Snyder
12:10 - How does her son feel about having Superman's mom as his mother?
13:25 - Avoiding Susannah York's performance (Superman, 1978 & Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, 1987)






In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.



Man Of Steel was directed by Zack Snyder, from a script written by David Goyer. The cast includes: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff. In theaters June 14th, 2013!
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DEATHbyEXILE - 6/27/2013, 12:16 PM
supermilf
InfiniteMonkey - 6/27/2013, 12:19 PM
I don't hear shit.
TheSpaceGhost - 6/27/2013, 12:19 PM
Good job Bro!
DRMidNite - 6/27/2013, 12:20 PM
LMAO@DEATHbyEXILE!
DanteSparda - 6/27/2013, 12:20 PM
I swear Supes's earth mom looks hot even being old
ForMeToPoopOn - 6/27/2013, 12:21 PM
Most disappointing performance of the film, especially when she is saying goodbye to her baby. Just not the investment and emotion I would expect for the scene.
ForMeToPoopOn - 6/27/2013, 12:37 PM
I, for one, moaned about the actress's performance that is being discussed in the interview. :)
DRMidNite - 6/27/2013, 12:43 PM
Bruce Willis after the interview:

DanteSparda - 6/27/2013, 12:44 PM
@LEVITIKUZ

I like the way you whine, boy.
nailbiter111 - 6/27/2013, 12:53 PM
LEVITIKUZ - Naw, I was too excited to ask for a photography with him. When you're in that spot for the first time it's hard to think straight.
exe - 6/27/2013, 12:53 PM
Supes moms are so [frick]ing sexy!!!
subzero1077 - 6/27/2013, 12:55 PM
She was great in the movie. Very convincing I thought. And hot.
DRMidNite - 6/27/2013, 1:00 PM
@nail: You called him sir, didn't ya? LOL
gaikinger - 6/27/2013, 1:00 PM
ineedrevelation-you have kids? sucks to be them
nailbiter111 - 6/27/2013, 1:02 PM
DRMidNite - I did.
DRMidNite - 6/27/2013, 1:03 PM
@nail: Hell, I would have too!
gaikinger - 6/27/2013, 1:03 PM
i thought she was great....very haunting performance
ForMeToPoopOn - 6/27/2013, 1:05 PM
The Krypton destruction scene was the only moment that I really felt that she gave the performance I would expect. She did do a great job there. Up until that point though, she was very plastic.
gaikinger - 6/27/2013, 1:05 PM
looks like Dredd 2 might just happen! ineedrevelation implodes in 3.....2.....1.....
DRMidNite - 6/27/2013, 1:07 PM
@Levi:

What makes you think they haven't ALREADY seen him in jail?
gmoney0505 - 6/27/2013, 1:13 PM
I liked her performance for the little time she was in. Felt really sad for her that in less than one minute she lost 2 people that were important to her.
DRMidNite - 6/27/2013, 1:18 PM
He didn't report you, asswipe. I did.
DioFoRio - 6/27/2013, 1:25 PM
good job nails you fuggin lovable retard!!!! Seriously man that's awesome bro! She is gorgeous dude. Nice job on sounding like this is an old hat for you. Color me impressed.
DioFoRio - 6/27/2013, 1:26 PM
and as for Ayelet Zurer ...Color me Bad grrrrrrl.

subzero1077 - 6/27/2013, 1:27 PM
@ Ineedrevelation:

Seriously go away. No one cares about your shitty opinions.
Nubase - 6/27/2013, 1:31 PM
She will be back in the sequel, l'm sure there her AI loaded onto a krypton flash stick somewhere just like jor el was, theres no way she would have not done the same
DioFoRio - 6/27/2013, 1:35 PM
Levi..I love ya bud but grow some balls. Everyone that seems to talk shit on here gets "Nancy" as [frick] when they get called out...everyone chill the fug out...ya'll are some tripledubbya pussies.
DioFoRio - 6/27/2013, 1:36 PM
I need a break from the comment section..the few girls on this site have more manly demeanor's than the so called "men" on here.
subzero1077 - 6/27/2013, 1:38 PM
@ Levi

It's alright man, no ones on his side.
Ramiel - 6/27/2013, 1:48 PM
She was so bland in MOS. Least memorable performance for me.
TheAbomination - 6/27/2013, 1:56 PM
She was awesome. Too bad she only had a small part.
JoeMomma29 - 6/27/2013, 2:02 PM
Her performance was awesome, hopefully we will have some flashbacks in the second movie.
dekexz19 - 6/27/2013, 2:12 PM
@LEVI

Report him to the police. His kids will find the truth about what kind of man he is when eventually.


Anyways, Ayelet Zurer's performance was pretty good. Not the best in the movie, but still great.
tonytony - 6/27/2013, 2:19 PM
Shame she only had a small part. Still hot though.
Jollem - 6/27/2013, 2:41 PM
she was great
mdriftmeyer - 6/27/2013, 3:48 PM
I love asshats debating the credibility of her moments with her newborn son, in a society that has bred out natural birth for centuries.
Mendenhall12 - 6/27/2013, 5:15 PM
She just shared this on her facebook page.
thosemortalmen - 6/27/2013, 10:16 PM
Good article, Nail!
She was awesome and the lines that she said and expressions was very heartfelt and saddening. Imagine to be a mother of a new born child in the face of annihilation... Well done Ayelet :)
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/27/2013, 11:07 PM
Ineedrevelation says he is about to have 3 kids and then tells a person to commit suicide. What an excellent example for your children!
mauricem - 6/28/2013, 5:03 PM
Great interview Nail. Her answer about letting go. That would be so hard and she makes it look easy. Not as much blue screen as I thought in the movie
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