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.
(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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