Terence Stamp On Playing General Zod; Gives His Thoughts On Michael Shannon & MAN OF STEEL

Terence Stamp On Playing General Zod; Gives His Thoughts On Michael Shannon & MAN OF STEEL

In an interesting interview with The Playlist, the original General Zod from Richard Donner's Superman 2 discusses the role, and what he thinks about Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot - particularly the actor playing Zod this time, Michael Shannon..

Terence Stamp is something of a Brit icon, having appeared in the likes of Young Guns, Far from the Madding Crowd, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert and of course, Superman 2 as the villainous General Zod. He is also very spiritual, funny, forthcoming, and, what you might call, eccentric! The Playlist conducted a lengthy interview with the actor at the Marrakech International Film Festival, and asked him about Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel, and if he was curious about how another actor would interpret Zod.

"Not really. I mean, I will see it... But for me, it was my comeback movie. I’d been out of work for eight years and living in India. I was a swami in an ashram, with long hair and a beard, and I was in orange. When the work had stopped I kept thinking next week will be a job, next month will be a job. And then I was travelling and learning all these metaphysical techniques and breathing and tantra and finally I got to an ashram in Pune and it seemed like the most beautiful women from every country in the world were there, and they were all totally empowered [twinkle which allows us to know precisely what he means by “empowered”]. So then I let go, I thought no, I won’t go back to showbiz, this is my life now."

Well, who could blame him for being hesitant to return. The site also relayed to Stamp that Michael Shgannon had said his turn as Zod would be a tough act to follow, and that he "nailed" the role. "Oh wow. Well, I’m sure he’s going to be fantastic because it’s a fantastic role," he responded. "All I can say is he needs to be very present. When I walked onto that set I’d been an ashram for a year, learning to separate orgasm from ejaculation. I was rechannelling the lifeforce and I hadn’t been working, and when I walked on the set, it seemed like everyone was asleep, but I was so, so ready. The only guy who was really up for it was Brando -- he totally understood where I was coming from." Hear that Shannon? I hope you cleaned the pipes before arriving on set. For the full interview click the link below.

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StrangerX - 12/11/2012, 7:26 AM
Looking forward to Shannon. Im still surprised there will be no Kneel Before Zod ref
ElShumway - 12/11/2012, 7:31 AM
learning to separate orgasm from ejaculation - an important lesson. Mr.Stamp knows.
toco89 - 12/11/2012, 7:35 AM
Of course Marlon Brando knew the difference between orgasm and ejaculation. He's was Marlon Brando.

But that was great for their time, most people know that now. Paradise full of beautiful women though, that's always great.
LP4 - 12/11/2012, 7:47 AM
Awesome, took forever to get Mr. Stamp's opinion on this!
Dev - 12/11/2012, 7:48 AM
Is this guy a crack addict? o_O
DrRockso - 12/11/2012, 7:56 AM
Separate orgasm from ejaculation? Does not compute
GodzillaKart - 12/11/2012, 7:56 AM
Terrance Stamp just became twice as awesome.
RyKnow - 12/11/2012, 7:56 AM
I am actually starting to look forward to Man of Steel, but as much as I think Shannon is a quality actor (check out "Bug" and "World Trade Center" if you haven't already), I'll have to agree with him that following Terence Stamp is going to be tough. That man IS Zod!
GodzillaKart - 12/11/2012, 7:57 AM
@Dr.Rockso: Looks like it's time for you to go spend 8 years as a swami, then you too can be the Yoda of ejaculation.
DrRockso - 12/11/2012, 7:57 AM
"kneel before Zod, and while you're down there"
marvel72 - 12/11/2012, 7:57 AM
as much as i loved stamp as zod at least this time round zod won't be so camp & more of a threat to the man of steel.
DrRockso - 12/11/2012, 8:00 AM
@Godzillafart- it would require a warehouse of Viagra, because I haven't had a natural stiffy in eleven years
SeaSerpentine - 12/11/2012, 8:07 AM
LP4 - 12/11/2012, 8:08 AM
Wait, did i read this right or is Stamp actually talking about orgasms and ejaculation???!
toco89 - 12/11/2012, 8:08 AM

That so funny.
Spideyguy94 - 12/11/2012, 8:09 AM
I really hope they're just putting the fans off of thinking he'll say it and the when we are all watching it BAM!!!, he says it
DrainBamage - 12/11/2012, 8:15 AM
I didn't see that cumming. ;-)
jazzman - 12/11/2012, 8:22 AM
WTF lol
NorrinRaddical - 12/11/2012, 8:29 AM
I..... think this i s my favorite article on CBM right now...

STAMP ftw!

ditto on The Limey, one of my favorites
CharacterAssassin - 12/11/2012, 8:38 AM
Hey, his travel beats picking freaking berries anytime of the week in San Antonio, TX.
jarel93 - 12/11/2012, 8:41 AM
There are so many things in this interview that I never once have wanted to hear Terrence Stamp talk about.....but, I would like to know his ways.....
ahhmynuts - 12/11/2012, 8:46 AM
travel=going to brothels
Boogie138 - 12/11/2012, 8:49 AM
no more f*cking abba!!!
Facade - 12/11/2012, 8:53 AM
Brings a whole new meaning to...

vinisky - 12/11/2012, 9:00 AM
man of steel is up, new man of steel trailer is up!!!!
Happy11 - 12/11/2012, 9:02 AM
@drrockso I hope you are joking I know exactly what he means when sex is either meaningful or not.
vinisky - 12/11/2012, 9:05 AM
Man of steel trailer!!! Omg!
NeoBaggins - 12/11/2012, 9:08 AM
So, you kneel before Zod and peel before Terence Stamp kneels before you.
avengersleagueofjusticeforamerica - 12/11/2012, 9:12 AM
Where was the choice for swami orgasm expert in highschool career day? Man I was bamboozled!
NeoBaggins - 12/11/2012, 9:15 AM
@vinisky Shit on myself. The trailer was awesome too. Didn't even know it was out and thought your post was fake. *Kneels*
Minghagz - 12/11/2012, 9:52 AM
ok, so I understand having an orgasm and not ejaculating - I just like to call it a false alarm because one thinks something is coming out but then there's disappointment :(

But how do you ejaculate without having an orgasm?

Anyway, MOS is going to kick ass! ... I have to log in on my phone to see the trailer vinisky just posted now!
eleven59 - 12/11/2012, 10:20 AM
well duh.. thats why everyone on set was asleep.. except him and brando...
TheOneAboveAll - 12/11/2012, 11:40 AM
In response to all your questions about his comment about orgasms and ejaculations... It can take many weeks of practice but it is not all that difficult. It means that you orgasm without producing semen. You only feel the orgasm but no liquids are excreted from the penis. This is a talent only men can learn because of the amount of muscles in the penis that are able to control these functions. Having control over this function means that a man can ejaculate on q. This is something most commonly seen in the pornographic industry as it is a requirement of men to be able to ejaculate on q. It is a process of controlling the muscles that control the ejaculation. These are the same muscles that control from where you urinate. Your urethra is from where men can both excrete urine and ejaculate semen. You can practice controlling ejaculation by practicing controlling your urination cycles and being able to stop and start your urination by controlling your penile muscles. This requires concentration and strong abdominal muscles.
batfan175 - 12/11/2012, 12:31 PM
@StrangerX: maybe their respect for the first films trumps the desire to pander to the comicbook nerds out there. i'm glad they don't include it. the last thing you want is to remind people of a different movie when you want them to solely focus on yours.
KingEmperor - 12/11/2012, 1:52 PM
Like Heath Ledger, Michael Shannon has some pretty big shoes to fill. I have no doubt he will nail the role, though. He's a great actor, and I'm sure I will love his take on Zod.
Durf - 12/11/2012, 2:53 PM
lol, Stamp was awesome before. Now he is even more [frick]ing awesome! This is just too damn funny
BlueDemon - 12/11/2012, 3:35 PM
BlueDemon - 12/11/2012, 3:41 PM
I loved his performance. Shannon definitely has huge shoes to fill
SkaarJones - 12/11/2012, 6:01 PM
"Separate orgasm from ejaculation" is what Tantric sex is about. They basically feel the orgasm and hold onto the load. Let those babies stack up for a few weeks and then paste the chick to the ceiling like a firehose blast.
Azazel1 - 12/11/2012, 8:27 PM
I really wish Shannon would say the line, but he has said he won't...
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