Smallville kicked off its eighth season last week with Lois Lane (Erica Durance), snooping around the Luthor mansion in a French maid outfit, looking for clues about Chloe’s (Allison Mack) whereabouts. That’s what we like about Erica, isn’t it? She throws herself into her role just as passionately as Lois dons costumes to get her scoops.
The night that BuddyTV went to visit the Smallville set was a very long work day for Erica Durance. She and Aaron Ashmore, who plays Jimmy Olsen, were shooting a scene that takes place out on the main street of Metropolis at night, which meant that they were both on set filming until about six in the morning. It’s really insane how much work and how many hours these actors put into creating the episodes that we enjoy week after week.
The scene they were filming involved some kicking ass on Lois’ part, so Erica was able to show off her fighting skills. It also involved some special effects when Clark (Tom Welling) zooms in for the rescue. It was very cool to see how the creative team makes it appear that Tom Welling is running at near-light speed, and Erica Durance also describes all the work required of the actors to make such a scene as well.
We’ve already brought you the snippet of the interview in which Erica Durance addresses questions from her fans. Now, we’ve got a longer interview in which she discusses things more in detail. In this interview, Erica talks about how Lois’ relationship with Clark will evolve, now that they are both working at the Daily Planet. They’ll be butting heads, of course, but I’m pretty sure there will be some flirtatious bantering as well.
Erica also discusses going head-to-head with Metropolis’ new villain, Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman). We already saw a brief preview in last week’s Smallville episode of the conflicts that are to come between them, and I can only assume that things will get even more intense in future episodes.
Read more from our Smallville set visit:
Cassidy Freeman Talks About Tess Mercer
Allison Mack Discusses Season 8
Aaron Ashmore Discusses Playing Jimmy Olsen
Allison Mack Answers Fan Questions
Cassidy Freeman Answers Fan Questions
Erica Durance Answers Fan Questions
Aaron Ashmore Answers Fan Questions
BuddyTV Goes to Metropolis
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer