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Smallville: Cassidy Freeman talks to CNI - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville: Cassidy Freeman talks to CNI
Cassidy Freeman did a podcast interview with Comic News Insider, and they have posted Part 1 (of 2). She didn't have any stories to tell this time, but she did have this to say about Tom as a director:

Tom is a fabulous director. The beauty of Tom is that he really enjoys directing, and he knows this show so well, that he is at an immense amount of ease when he is directing the show. And he really knows how to speak to everyone, and that's such a nice energy on set, so it's fun to be directed [by him]. And he also gets the jokes, you know? Some directors I feel like maybe come up, and if they're not hanging around us all the time, they might feel like they have to be a certain way, but Tom knows exactly how much we all just love to laugh and have a good time. You know, get the work done, but also have fun.

Download Part 1 of the podcast at Comic News Insider HERE, or from iTunes HERE.

ETA: Part 2 is now available for download at Comic News Insider HERE, or from iTunes HERE.

These pics are from almost two weeks ago, but I wanted to share them anyway, just because I love the friendship between Annette O'Toole and John Glover. I saw an interview with JG at this event on YouTube, and he said the reason he attended was that he heard AOT would be there, and he wanted to see her. Awww. I hope we see them together on Smallville one more time before the series is over. And check out AOT's gorgeous gams! That really was her in that limo last season! Click for BIGGER.












Photos courtesy of Getty Images, with my thanks!

I don't usually watch Lie To Me, but I did the other night, to see Annette O'Toole and Jim Beaver. It was a great episode. I think AOT should get an Emmy nomination for her performance.

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jeannev From: jeannev Date: November 24th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww, I totally love Cassidy. But I have no patience for sitting through recorded interviews. Did she say anything else that struck you as interesting? Anything about the upcoming Luthor ep?

I'm going to say something odd about AOT. She never seems all that thrilled about going back to SV and working with Tom. Like, remember the stuff John Schneider said? I never hear anything like that from her. I wish I did :(
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 24th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually didn't enjoy this podcast as much as I did their last interview with CF, about a year ago. The interviewer kept trying to be funny, which I found kind of annoying. Mostly he asked questions she couldn't really answer, because doing so would have involved spoiling what's to come, and she was very careful not to do that.

She said Luthor was fun because everyone got to play two versions of themselves, so that confirmed that we'll see both universes during the episode. She also talked about how much she loves playing a Luthor (which she doesn't think is something TPTB came up with until this season), because it gives her story much more weight, and opens up so many possibilities for Tess. She said she thinks Tess is embarrassed to be a Luthor, and that's why she hasn't told Clark yet.

She thinks it would be interesting for Tess to go super dark, and to explore what would drive her to give up all she has gained this season (with Clark and Oliver), but she doesn't know what will happen. She said Tess's instinct will always be to do what needs to get done, even if it's something morally questionable.

I think Part 2 will be her talking about her life and work outside of Smallville. It will be posted next week.

I have to agree about AOT. I always wonder if she was bored with Martha by the time she left the show, with the role of wife and mother and not much else, and just isn't that jazzed to revisit it. I feel like they had to give her the Red Queen persona just to convince her to come back last season. This time she seems most excited to be on set at the same time as JG. I love the way JS (who obviously relishes playing Superman's dad) gushes over Tom, and you could see for yourself at SDCC how deep and genuine their bond is. And I think that comes through in their scenes together. Of course the writing is a big part of it, but nothing in Hostage had anywhere near the emotional impact of that scene between Clark and Jonathan in Lazarus.
chris_43 From: chris_43 Date: November 25th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the wonderful quote about Tom from CF and the additional information on the Podcast. I haven't listened to it.

I have to agree with Valerie about AOT. I also think she was bored with Martha's role on the show and it was that powerful Red Queen role that enticed her back. I was happy to see Martha's return in Hostage, but I didn't like the Red Queen storyline at all. I felt they took her character to far and I miss the Martha of the earlier seasons. I like that in the comics Clark can return to the farm when things are rough and just enjoy the simpler times on the farm and have the support of his mother. I hope that Martha's return in Beacon addresses her support of the VRA, but doesn't have her using people like Maxwell Lord, carrying a gun and using Kryptonite on her son, like in Hostage. :\

Thanks for the wonderful pictures of AOT and JG. I think it's great that they are good friends and will get to work together on SV again!
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: November 26th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loved that episode. I kinda thought of it as Fox advertising for the CW's Friday night line-up.
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