Several weeks ago tvline.com announced that their interview with Kristin Kreuk along with other Smallville cast and crew members was going to be published in the May edition of CBS Watch Magazine. Well, the wait is over. The 'Smallville' tribute is now available. Here are some of the notable Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang) excerpts from the article.
"SMALLVILLE IN A NUTSHELL
In case you've been living underneath a Kryptonite rock ...
Smallville follows the adventures of a pre-Superman CLARK KENT (Tom Welling), a young man with extraordinary powers, and begins as he navigates the rocky waters of high school alongside romantic interest LANA LANG (Kristin Kreuk) and friend CHLOE SULLIVAN (Allison Mack)...
Of the original young ensemble, Kristin Kreuk was the first to be cast (as Lana), while Sam Jones III (Pete Ross) was the last. Allison Mack auditioned twice for Chloe, a character created for the series, while Michael Rosenbaum lobbied to play Lex. It would take months—and some coaxing—to find and sign Tom Welling to play Clark...
DAVID: I knew Tom was the perfect guy when Clark runs into Lana Lang for the first time. Lana had a kryptonite necklace on her neck, so Clark tumbled onto the ground, dropping his books. I said to myself, "That's him."
KRISTIN KREUK (Lana Lang): I tested with Tom, and he was perfect.
KRISTIN: I was just out of high school when I auditioned for Lana, and since I had so little experience in the business I had no understanding of how lucky I was.
SHOOTING THE PILOT
Smallville was filmed in Vancouver, chosen both for cost savings as well as its ability to pass for both Kansas and Metropolis. Production on the pilot began in March 2001, and shooting lasted for nearly a month—beginning just days after the final role was cast...
KRISTIN: It was a long shoot, and I was very scared. We had always wanted this show to be about Clark Kent's normal struggle as a teenage boy and his journey to become a hero. For the metaphor to work powerfully, there had to be a reality supporting the fantasy. That was a big part of the pilot.
Smallville's Best Guest Stars!
Margot Kidder (Dr. Bridgette Crosby, multiple episodes)
Kidder's first Smallville appearance was with Annette O'Toole, who played Lana Lang to her Lois Lane in Superman III (O'Toole is Michael McKean's real-life wife).
KRISTIN: Michael is a strong actor and Lex is a strong character, so it was hard not to notice when he left.
KRISTIN: When Allison and I were in Paris together a few years in, we couldn't walk through a museum without being followed by a swarm of teenagers. It was madness."
To read the FULL article including more insightful interviews from the rest of the 'Smallville' cast & crew - CLICK HERE