Michael Rosenbaum who played Lex Luthor on Smallville from Season 1-7 and the Series Finale, has a podcast show called “Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum” and in the most recent episode got a chance to talk with Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent on Smallville about the stories they shared on set.
They also discuss Tom Welling’s new role on Vertigo’s Lucifer, playing the part of Marcus Pierce and how it feels to return to television after all these years.
Welling talks about his early career as a model, an earlier interview they did that never aired why he was never big on doing interviews and more. At the 30 minute mark they begin to discuss their feelings of the idea of Smallville then, stating they thought it was horrible as they assumed it be another soap opera.
At the 31 minute mark, Rosenbaum spoke on how felt stupid with his Zod outfit, mocking the catchphrase “Kneel to Zod. ” He also mentions he thought this would be bad until he saw the first cut of the pilot.
Welling points out at the 37 minute mark that if he could do it over again, he’d like to prioritize better and not be so mad at the show as he was due to him not enjoying life due to his commitment to the series.
Around 48 minute mark, Welling discusses working with Kevin Costner (who played Jonathan Kent in the DC Extended Universe) for Draft Day.
Around 53 minute mark they begin to discuss Welling’s role on Lucifer. He speaks on how his long running role on Smallville and working for TV caused him to avoid working on TV, but he felt it was time to return.
He goes on to say that he only agreed to do Lucifer when they agreed to extend his episode from 10 to at least 13, because he felt the show was that good, with Rosenbaum jokingly saying “Now I’ll watch it since you’re on.”
At 105 minute mark Michael Rosenbaum says if Zack Snyder called him to be the new Lex Luthor he would say “Hell yea.” He goes on to say how much he loved the character & is still questioning why he was never considered for Lex Luthor in the films. om Welling goes on to respond with how both worlds are so different though and it’s not so simple. He says “Fans don’t have to pay to see you on Smallville, but how do we know they will In the films. ” He also says that being successful in TV does not mean it will work in the films.
He talks about his “No Tights, No Flights” charity for St. Jude’s at 108 minute mark.
At the 119 mark, Rosenbaum ask Welling if he is open to doing any kind of signings, since he has noticed his name is the only one he never sees on signings he has done at Conventions. Tom Welling does say he has become more interested in that type of thing, unlike year ago when he felt more closed off. Rosenbaum goes on to say why it’s so great to do conventions and how amazing it is, especially for the fans.
Be advised the podcast is a bit crude in language and dialogue, not G rated at all.
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