Cassidy Freeman is the newest actress to join the cast of Smallville
, whose eighth season debuts tonight on the CW. With the departure of Michael Rosenbaum
from the cast, Smallville
needs a new resident baddie, and that person will be Cassidy Freeman's Tess Mercer.
With Lex Luthor missing in action, Tess Mercer has control of his estate and all his holdings. This means that she'll also be running the Daily Planet, so she'll no doubt be butting heads with Clark (Tom Welling
) and Lois (Erica Durance
) soon enough.
The character of Tess Mercer is new to the Superman
universe. Her name was inspired by Miss Teschmacher and Mercy Graves, Lex's loyal assistants from the movies. It's great to have a character without any prior baggage on this show; it'll be interesting to see where the new showrunners take her this season.
BuddyTV got a chance to hang out with Cassidy at the Smallville
studio for a little while after she was done filming for the day. We interviewed her in the set of Tess Mercer's office. She had just finished shooting a contentious Tess-Clark scene there with Tom Welling.
As you can see from the photo above, Cassidy's adorable dog joined us for the interview. Unfortunately, I don't speak dog, so I didn't get to ask it any personal questions about Cassidy.
One thing about Cassidy is that she seems like a really fun person, and the entire crew unanimously talks about the great energy she brings to the set. Smallville
has been around for so many years that it must be nice to have some new faces to work with. She's also very down-to-earth. W.en I told her that I'd be asking her questions from fans, she said something along the lines of, “That's a lie. I don't have fans yet. This can't be real.”
So please enjoy the video below of Cassidy Freeman answering your questions. I know that it's very short – we only had time to ask her two questions – but I promise that there will be more from our conversation later. Please change your YouTube settings to “high quality” for best results.
Read more from our Smallville set visit:
Cassidy Freeman Talks About Tess Mercer
Allison Mack Discusses Season 8
Aaron Ashmore Discusses Playing Jimmy Olsen
Erica Durance Discusses Her Role on Smallville
Allison Mack Answers Fan Questions
Erica Durance Answers Fan Questions
Aaron Ashmore Answers Fan Questions
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-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer