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Cassidy Freeman Interview with Newsarama - I worship at the television altar
Cassidy Freeman Interview with Newsarama
One of my favorite scenes in Rabid was the one where Clark and Lois go to check on Tess in the hospital. I loved how Clark showed such compassion for Tess, even though she has proved to be dangerous, unpredictable, and a potential threat to him personally. That's my Superman! I was also totally impressed with how Cassidy Freeman threw herself into playing Tess as a zombie. Yikes! So I was very happy to see an interview pop up in my Google Alerts this morning where she talks to Newsarama about filming that scene.

Screen caps courtesy of Home of the Nutty.

CF's quote about Tom:

Newsarama: Smallville fans are loyal. They love the show. In fact, they wanted me to ask you about the zombie makeup you had to wear a few episodes ago.

Freeman: I have to say, I did that scene with Lois and Clark in the hospital, and we did the first take, and I had to be all zombi-rific...I really just had to decide to go for it. There is really no half way to do a zombie. And you kind of pull from your knowledge of all the zombie movies and whatnot. And I did the first take and after Jordan Hawley yelled, 'cut' Tom looked at me and said, 'I don't want to do this scene anymore!' He was really scared. [laughs] He's a wuss.

Can't you just see Tom saying that? LOL! These two seem to have so much fun on set, and I've missed the great chemistry between Clark and Tess this season. Here's hoping they have lots more scenes together soon!

You can read the full interview HERE. Spoilers for the next few episodes.

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goodvibe From: goodvibe Date: November 5th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to avoid the rest of the interview because of any potential spoilers, but I really enjoyed this little tidbit. Aw, Tom. And I think we might ::finally:: be getting some Clark/Tess interaction in Friday's ep.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that she calls Tom a wuss! LOL! We can always count on CF for great Tom stories.

Isn't that one scene the only one Clark and Tess have shared all season? I was so excited to see them together in the trailer for this week's episode!
voldything From: voldything Date: November 5th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it? Tom may not have Michael to play with anymore, but it sounds like he still has fun making the show!
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: November 5th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have I mentioned how much I love your girlcrush on Cassidy Freeman? It makes me love her, too, even though I don't really watch.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I pretty much worship her. :D And every time she does another interview, I fall a little harder!
jeannev From: jeannev Date: November 5th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love her, she's awesome, and she seems very happy with her storyline.

Having said that, this interview also bummed me out since it seems to make it rather evident that Tess and Clark are unlikely to have much interaction of note. And thats a disappointment on 2 levels. The first is that I love the 2 actors in scenes together, and I like to watch them. But secondly, the more Clark is kept seperate from the other actors storyline, the less Clark-centric the overall show is. Which, of course, we've already seen this season. :(

But, cute quote about her being a zombie, and Tom being a little freaked out.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know. There's potential for them to interact in Pandora, I suppose, but based on what she said, and looking ahead to the spoilers we've heard, I think you're right. I can only hope things will change after the twist/reveal she teases. I think in trying to make the Zod storyline stretch out over the entire season, they've created this situation where he can only interact with Tess right now, which makes her unavailable for other storylines. :(

But the quote made me laugh, so of course I had to share. :)
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: November 5th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, too funny!! She always has something to say about Tom :)
I too must admit to sharing your girlcrush on Cassidy.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the way she manages to mention Tom so much in her interviews. She's only had one scene with him this whole season so far, and she gave us a story about it! :)

How can anyone not love her? She's smart, funny, talented, and beautiful. And I think she loves the show as much as we do!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
It really made me laugh. You know, as much as Tom and Erica have been working together this season, you just KNOW she has some stories to tell as well. I think it's time for her to do a dishy interview!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think she's just been too busy filming! I hope she does do at least one or two interviews when they get a break for the holidays. I'd love to hear some BTS stories from her!
christina_kat From: christina_kat Date: November 5th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww thank you for sharing!

//Can't you just see Tom saying that?// LOL I know! I pictured his face right after I read it. I think he would look like the last shot and it would sounded like he was a baby. Awwwwww
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the way he can be funny and compliment her on her acting at the same time. He's a clever guy!
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: November 5th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the quote. But as much as I love hearing about Tom, I wish there had been more input about Clark on her interview. After reading this and other interviews I keep asking myself: what is Clark going to do this season other than being in love with Lois and doing the occasional saving?
I like CF but this is another disappointing interview, to me. :(
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 6th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I have the same concerns, Carol. I always tend to discount the spoilers and episode descriptions a bit, and hope for the best, because when I speculate I just tie myself up in knots, but after six episodes it's hard not to see a trend emerging. I've been telling myself they're spending the first part of the season setting up the romance to position themselves for a possible series end soon, but based on what TPTB have said recently, I no longer think that's true.

I don't mean to say I haven't enjoyed the Clark and Lois interaction, because I have, a lot, but I want more for Clark, and I want a straight answer on why he's not onscreen more, and why he's not the focus of every storyline. Because that's what I want, and expect. Did Tom ask for (or negotiate) a change? Is it a reflection of how they plan to make the show last through another season after this one? Or does it just prove that the writers neither love nor understand the character who is the star of their show?

As far an interviews go, I'll admit I tend to skim them for news of Tom and/or Clark, and the ones with the showrunners usually make me crazy no matter what they're talking about. What I would love to see is another interview with Tom like the one he did with TV Guide at Comic-Con. Or even better, a REAL interview with him, preferably with a photo shoot, about his career and his plans for the future.

I loved how every question in that TVG interview was pretty much focused on Clark or Tom, and I've wondered why that was. TVG is usually all about the shipper stuff. Was that Rich Sands' choice, did WB lay down some ground rules, or did Tom himself ensure that we got an interview of weight and substance? If that turns out to be the last time we get to hear Tom's thoughts for several more years, at least it was worthy of him.

Sorry, see how I go on and on, given half the chance? In short what I meant to say is, while I know I'm enjoying this season more than you are, I still agree with everything you say. :(
tasabian From: tasabian Date: November 6th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that quote. Frightened!Tom must be just about the cutest thing in the world. *comforts him with cuddles*

I want a Cless kiss this year! I expect Cassidy would second that.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 6th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Frightened!Tom must be just about the cutest thing in the world.

I love how he managed to be funny, adorable, and complimentary to CF, all at the same time. How I long for a "day in the life" BTS featurette about Tom on the DVDs! They would just have to figure out a way to melt into the background, so as not to make him self-conscious or guarded.

I want a Cless kiss this year!

I would love to see that, too! I vote for that Red!K episode you guys were pitching on Twitter the other day. And then after Clark and Tess kiss, Lois can get all jealous and throw down with Tess again. ;)
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: November 6th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Only Cassidy can call Tom a wuss and get a free pass from the fans. That's how AWESOME you are, Cassidy!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 6th, 2009 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
She IS that awesome! And she seems to have a wonderful working relationship with Tom, so I imagine he doesn't mind anything she says either. :)
raputathebuta From: raputathebuta Date: November 6th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's hilarious!!!!!! Poor Tommeh. *pets him*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 6th, 2009 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't that just too funny? Cassidy Freeman tells the BEST Tom stories!
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