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James Marsters continues to love Tom Welling
Hi, guys. *waves* I kind of fell off the grid there for awhile, but I'm back now. I missed a lot, so I don't know if this has already made the rounds, but as soon as I saw it I had to share. James Marsters appeared at New England Comic Con in Boston this past Saturday, and in response to a fan question that disparaged Smallville a bit, he had this to say about Tom Welling:

And by the way, Tom Welling? Total jerk, man. Just kidding! He's the greatest guy in the WORLD! He really is. I got a man crush on that guy. He's a great guy.

I'll never get tired of how much James loves Tom. :) Here's a video clip. The part about Tom starts at 0:55.

Here's a higher quality clip, but you have to pause it, wait for it to load, and then go to 9:21.

I know just how you feel, James. I have a pretty big crush on the guy myself. ;)

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netlynn From: netlynn Date: October 20th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, you aren't the only one who has a man crush. I mean, how could you not?? He is perfection!

I kind of fell off the grid there for awhile, but I'm back now. I missed a lot ...

And I missed you!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
He truly is. I don't know what I'm going to do when Smallville ends.

I missed you, too! I'm glad to be back!
quickbeam.dreamwidth.org From: quickbeam.dreamwidth.org Date: October 20th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww, there can never be too much praise for Tom. :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
He seems to be universally loved by everyone who has the opportunity to work with him. What a guy!
jeannev From: jeannev Date: October 20th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome Back.

I love how much James loves Tom. There are some people whose praise just means more, and for me, James is one of those people.
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: October 20th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally agree. I think that people who followed James in the Buffy fandom know that James speaks his mind very freely. If James doesn't like something or someone he'll just say it. He doesn't praise people unless he means it. So if he says that he loves Tom....he loves Tom. It means something when he says it.
jeannev From: jeannev Date: October 20th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think one thing thats always struck me about the praise for Tom is that it oftentimes comes from actors who I suspect do not give praise lightly, or suffers fools gladly. Marsters, Michael Ironside, Rutger Hauer, Michael McKean, Phil Morris all come quickly to mind. These are people who I believe would not bother to praise just to be polite, or for show. They dont need to.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a good point. And it's obvious from what they say about him that all the individuals you mention not only like Tom, they respect him as well. He makes quite an impression.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's so true. He isn't always very complimentary about his time on Smallville (right before he talked about Tom at NECC, he said, "I'm not responsible for any shot that I'm not in"), but he always has high praise for Tom.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It's good to be back! :)

I absolutely agree. I respect JM tremendously, for his talent, his intelligence, and his honesty, and his opinion carries a lot of weight with me. And he never passes up an opportunity to share his love for Tom!
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: October 20th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love JM more every time he says something nice about Tom. Thanks!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
So do I. And the more he works with him, the more effusive his praise becomes!
tjw_jaypat From: tjw_jaypat Date: October 20th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
TW fandom is seriously incomplete without you! Welcome back! :)

It seems Marsters has felt the full force of the Welling effect! ;) The important thing is that, indeed, he doesn´t have to say such things, which are always so much more than what standard politeness among colleagues would require.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww, you say the sweetest things! ♥

You're so right. James speaks in superlatives when it comes to Tom, and he's not the type to flatter anyone. And I think, judging by what we heard on the Persona commentary, that the admiration is mutual.
goodvibe From: goodvibe Date: October 20th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I continue to love JM!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
As do I! I'd love to hear him on a commentary track for Smallville.
miss_tress From: miss_tress Date: October 20th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh James! *smishes him and his mancrush*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's a fan, just like the rest of us! :)
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: October 20th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lots of love for James!! <3
tasabian From: tasabian Date: October 20th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, he so loves to talk about his Tommy!

Thanks for this & welcome back!
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: October 21st, 2010 01:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Love the bromance, baby.
chris_43 From: chris_43 Date: October 21st, 2010 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back, you were missed! I realy adore James and that is a wonderful quote.

I can never get enough of the Tommy love. ♥
jude_judith82 From: jude_judith82 Date: October 21st, 2010 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
*Waves* We all missed you around here. Thanks for sharing this. I hope things are ok. <3
serenography From: serenography Date: October 21st, 2010 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
This makes me even happier that we got James back as part of the final season. What a stand-up guy to always give such praise to another actor and so sincerely.
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