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Smallville 7.18 - Apocalypse
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starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: May 5th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
It is interesting, now that you mention it. Does he get to lobby for episodes? I thought he didn't get to pick and that he would be handed stuff by the producers. I do think he enjoys the dynamic though, and I can see why - his interaction with Lana, and to an extent, even Chloe always revolves around emotional, heavy stuff, so it must be really nice to be able to take a break from that and do something fun and relaxing for a change. Lois offers that freedom from emotional issues, and I think for an actor who's been doing that stuff for the past 7 years, it must be a relief to get scenes that don't involve so much of the heavy acting.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 5th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I do think they tend to hand pick his episodes, with a mind to how demanding they are to direct, since he still has to carry the show as an actor as well, but I have no idea if he has any input into the process. However, Apocalypse was a big episode, and he hit it out of the park, so I don't think there's an episode that would be beyond his reach now.
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: May 5th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Big episode in so many ways - 150th episode of the series, extensive AU sequences, tons of action and lots of himself to direct. You're right - I don't think episode content is a criteria anymore. Boy's clearly proven his worth! :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 5th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
They were smart to give him the 150th episode. Having the star of the show direct such a significant episode, and one in which Clark's very existence comes into question, was an inspired move for the marketing end of things. I can't tell you how many different sites I saw that picked up that angle and ran with it!
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