It's so funny how the fans can get so intense. "What is he doing that he can't come back? George Clooney came back to ER, and he can't? How big is he?" I'm like, "Guys, God, relax." It's not about that. So one day, I called the producers up, and I just said "Hey, I'm doing this new show, but I'd love to come back and finish what I started."
There were personal reasons why I quit Smallville that no one really knows about, that I never really talk about. It was just personal things, that I just never talked about. It was nobody else's business. But I never heard the end of it.
Tom and I had a wonderful time together. We laughed a lot. I shot a couple of scenes with him.
I shot for 19 hours, and honestly, I had a tear in my eye at the end. I was like, "Man, this is really it."
Read the entire interview (there's lots more, including an update on his project for Syfy) at Zap2it HERE.
Michael is an amazing man, and he has given Smallville fans an incredible gift by returning for the finale. Of course I can't wait to see him onscreen with Tom again, and I'm even more excited about his return to series television in Breaking In!
ETA: Read another short interview with Michael at Give Me My Remote HERE.
In other news, Erica Durance made The Bullseye in the March 11, 2011 issue of Entertainment Weekly: "Erica Durance as Lois Lane on Smallville: Get this supergirl her own show!" Here is my scan of the page. Click for BIGGER.