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Allie Bertram talks to the Calgary Herald
Allie Bertram is a Canadian actress and dancer who got her start on So You Think You Can Dance Canada. She appeared in Supernatural last season, and has upcoming roles in both Hellcats and Smallville. She was recently interviewed by Eric Volmers for the Calgary Herald, and here is an excerpt where she talks about her time on both shows. SPOILERS.

Her biggest role to date will air on the CW sometime in October, when she plays a high-school reporter working alongside a young Clark Kent and Lois Lane in an episode of the cult TV show Smallville.

In September, she will be a part of the regular cast of Hellcats, a Glee-like entry from the CW about college cheerleaders. She'll play a member of a holy-rolling squad called the Memphis Christian Cyclones, who are from a Catholic school and the chief rivals of the title characters led by Ashley Tisdale of High School Musical fame.

"Glee was such a huge hit," she says. "It has a similar concept, but it is different. It's with university so it's a bit older and it's cheerleading as opposed to the glee club. The actors have been learning to dance and to cheer and the cheerleaders have been learning to dance. The great thing about it is the choreographer is Paul Becker, who I worked with on So You Think You Can Dance. I knew the choreographer before I even auditioned."

Like Smallville, Hellcats is executive produced by Clark Kent himself, actor Tom Welling. Since Bertram's role in Smallville had her acting alongside Welling, she is hoping it leads to more face time and lines in future Hellcat episodes.

Read the entire article HERE.

Allie appears in Smallville's 200th episode, Homecoming. I'm not up on all the latest spoilers, and I don't know what to make of the phrase, "a young Clark Kent and Lois Lane." Is that just a description of Smallville's general premise, or are they telling us that Clark and Lois somehow travel back in time when they visit Smallville High? I'm probably reading way too much into it, but I never know what to think with this show. :)

There is also an article about another Hellcats dancer, Tyrell Witherspoon, in the Brandon Sun, but you have have to be a paid subscriber to see that one, so I can't read it. :( I'm hoping one of the fan sites can get permission to post it.

ETA: Yay! Thanks to kinwad, we now have a link to the interview with Tyrell! Read it HERE.

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ladygawain From: ladygawain Date: August 28th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for finding this!

Interesting, it'll be fun to have the Torch callbacks with her -- I'm sure she'll mention Chloe.

I don't think they're going back in time, I think it happens in the present. I'm certain the 'young Clark Kent and Lois Lane' is a general reference to the show's premise.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 29th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't there a spoiler about how Chloe wouldn't be forgotten, even though she doesn't appear in #200? The tie-in to the Torch with Allie's character must be what they were talking about. And I think you're right about the timeline. Lois looked very adult in the candids from the set, and even Tom couldn't pull off teenage Clark anymore. :)
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: August 28th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoa, she's pretty! :)

I have no clue what's going on with the 200th episode, but I did see a few pictures of Tom and Erica back in rural Smallville (it looked a lot like the place where opening scene from the Pilot happened), and was wondering if it was happening in present time or if it was supposed to be a flashback or something. I'm not sure they'll be able to pull off a flashback convincingly, though. Tom's just changed way too much in terms of physique/appearance for that!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 29th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
She is! I wonder if she was cast in both of Tom's shows by happy accident, or if one role led to the other?

I think you're right, a flashback wouldn't work, unless it was one of those ones where everyone else sees a different version of the time traveler, like in Quantum Leap. Tom doesn't look like a boy anymore, he's all man now! :)
From: kinwad Date: August 28th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's the link to the Tyrell Witherspoon's interview:

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 29th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much!! I'm editing my post to include your link now.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: August 28th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
She looks adorable. For some reason, a baby Clark just cracks me up.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 29th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I looked her up on IMDb, and so far she's appeared in Being Erica and Supernatural. So you and I have both seen her entire body of work. :)
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