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Smallville spotted filming on location today! - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville spotted filming on location today!
Smallville is filming their 200th episode this week, and today Tom Welling and Erica Durance were spotted on location at Vancouver Technical School, aka Smallville High! Some tidbits shared by those watching:

Clark and Lois drove up in Clark's truck and went up the steps of Smallville High. They appeared to be returning for Homecoming (the title of the episode). Clark was heard to say, "It's good to be back," as he got out of the truck. He was wearing his letterman jacket, and Lois was wearing a yellow dress. The school was covered in red and yellow banners proclaiming, "Go Crows!" Extras were dressed as jocks and cheerleaders.

The actors and crew members seemed to be having lots of fun at the shoot, with smiles all around. There were at least a couple of paparazzi there, so there will be pics, but I won't be posting any of them here. I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding them if you want to see them. :)

An actor who recently worked on Smallville talked to the Edmonton Sun about his experiences on set:

Edmonton model on Smallville
By KRISTY BROWNLEE, QMI AGENCY
Last Updated: August 16, 2010 6:58pm

Ron Wear, also known as Mr. World Canada, was cast in a supporting role for the B.C.-filmed TV show. “They are long days but the guys are so much fun to work with,” said Wear, 31, from his home in Vancouver Monday.

While on set last month, Wear met Tom Welling -- better known as Superman (Clark Kent). He said Welling is private and mostly keeps to himself, but is a nice guy.

“It was cool to meet him. I am a fanboy of Superman,” said Wear, who represents Canada in the male version of Miss World.

Wear said he must have made an impression because he was asked to return to the Burnaby set next Monday for the filming of another episode.

He can’t share much about his role in season 10 -- the final season -- because he is sworn to secrecy, Wear said.

But he did say he is in scenes with one of the main characters, Supergirl played by Laura Vandervoort.

“It was kind of nerve-wracking,” said Wear. “But it’s so much fun to interact with other people and see the finished product after wards.”


SOURCE

You can watch the CW 2010 Fall Preview Special, scheduled to be broadcast later this month, online now at the CW site HERE. Featured shows: The Vampire Diaries, Hellcats, Nikita, Smallville, and Shedding for the Wedding. I didn't notice much in the way of new footage (the Smallville segment was the S10 trailer that turned up online this past weekend, and for Hellcats they showed the six-minute extended trailer), but I'm thrilled that the special focused on Smallville!

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tasabian From: tasabian Date: August 17th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
“It was cool to meet him. I am a fanboy of Superman,” said Wear, who represents Canada in the male version of Miss World.
AW! I bet he is :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 17th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm happy to have someone else confirm that Tom's love of privacy does not make him a meanie. And it's always fun when the actors on the show are fanboys. They're members of our geeky club! :)
tjw_jaypat From: tjw_jaypat Date: August 18th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, these pics are great but they were once again taken by that Vancouver pap jerk who keeps insulting Tom. He really has nothing better to do than stalking sets. He even steals food but I give you this story later... ;))

Why is our Tommy so shy? It's funny that so many people keep mentioning his penchant for privacy. I just I wish I could talk to him once...
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 18th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I definitely want to hear that story! :) You already know how torn I am about pics like these. As a Tom fan I eat up any glimpse of him, but I hate the idea of people bothering him, on or off the set. It sounds like the paps behaved themselves this time, and weren't intrusive, but I can't forgive or forget the awful and unwarranted Tom bashing from them, now or in the past. That's why I don't feel right about posting their pics.

Lots of people like their privacy, but Tom's reserve stands out as unusual in the entertainment industry, where fans want to know everything about him, and most actors love the spotlight. As frustrating as that can be, though, I have to admit that his lack of ego is part of why I admire him so much, and the mystery that surrounds him only adds to his appeal. :)
chris_43 From: chris_43 Date: August 18th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the details on the shooting! And kudos for not sharing the photos! *claps* After the hassle these guys give Tom, it's great to see you not support it. I know that is why we didn't put the pics on our news page, but they were posted on the site.

I'm excited to see Clark back in his letterman jacket and I hope we get to hear Clark share how far he has come from his high school years to now. Now he is embracing his abilities and using them for the greater good.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 21st, 2010 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
The things they have said about Tom are horrible, and completely undeserved. Their only criteria in judging him is whether or not he gives in to their rude, intrusive demands. They show him no respect at all, and never consider his right to live and work in peace.

Clark has grown and changed so much since he left Smallville High. I'm excited to see his triumphant return! :) And I love the sight of Clark back in his letterman jacket, too. S4 is one of my favorites, and the football storyline was both fun to watch and a great learning experience for Clark, with a bittersweet ending that still brings tears to my eyes (I watched Jinx and Recruit again just last night).
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: August 19th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Lois in a yellow dress? She's so fashion appropriate!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 21st, 2010 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a school color AND a Supes one! :)
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: August 19th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, once again for the info!

I applaud your decision to not post those pics here. As much as we love any Tom pic, those stalkers don't deserve to be thanked for their intrusive activities.

I love private and nice Tom!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 21st, 2010 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)
You're so welcome, Carol. Thanks for your comment!

As much as we love any Tom pic, those stalkers don't deserve to be thanked for their intrusive activities.

Exactly! They're ugly parasites. And of course Tom is always polite to them. He is such a class act.

I love private and nice Tom!

As do I! And right now, when he's the busiest he's ever been in his life, he's sharing more of himself with the fans than he has in years. What a guy!
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 30th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Smallville's 10 years running, got to give the show the props.

I have been watching the show ever since I was a kid and so on ten years later - ten years, the longest running sci-fi TV show, how 'bout that! I got to give Tom Welling, the crew and the rest of the cast their props and I take my hat off to them. I've been a Superman fan my whole life, always will.

Now, I have seen Superman returns but it is a bit of a disappointment on several reasons to many fans, sadly. Though, some of the special effects were cool and Routh may have looked the part but he did not make the character believable enough.

Tom, on the other hand, not only makes the character more believable, but also actually became a very respectable actor for the last ten years and developed the skill and ability to embody the character and some of these haters say he a "terrible actor" etc. Well I don't care what they say because their just ignorant about it. For the last ten years, he's proven himself season after season, time and time again and he deserves more credit than what some people have given him and he has earned the right to be given a chance for the Superman role on the big screen and the future director and producer for the rebooted Superman movie need to realize that. Even Welling himself said he's always been opened to the idea! It would do justice for Tom and for Smallville and Superman fans alike around the world.
And at this point for movie wise, after seeing Superman returns, it's really not good enough to have "good" Superman movie. We need an "AWESOME" Superman movie, that needs to be far better than Superman returns in every way.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 30th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Tenth and final season for Smallville, can't wait!

It was a great show, really and I have watch it since I was in high school, thats how much a Superman fan I am.
Tom Welling deserves and has earned the right to become the next Superman on the big screen and I don't care what some of these trolling, ignorant fools say because not only he's worked hard building his character and able to play the role with most experience and showing most potential and he deserves more credit than what some people have given him and has become a very respectable actor in the process and he has earned the right to be given a chance for the role on the big screen and the future producer and director needs to realize that. It would do justice for Tom and for Smallville and Superman fans alike around the world and I'm not just saying that because I'm a Smallville fanboy but as a Superman fan and out of common sense. He'd make a great Superman for the todays generation. Even Welling himself admitted he's always been open to the idea! He's earned it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 30th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Smallville's 10 years running, got to give the show the props.

Yeah, I know I send two comments, I wasn't sure if the first one went through or not, forgive me :)
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