|New projects for SV people; Lacroix returns!
||[Feb. 21st, 2010|06:43 pm]
Kristin K. has landed a new CBS pilot "Hitched", a sitcom from the guy who created the "OC" and "Chuck": "A multi-camera comedy about a newlywed couple and their friends, family." Despite the presence of the great Canuck hero Eugene Levy, I'm not sure about this. KK has been great on Chuck, but that's action-comedy not comedy-comedy. I'd rather see her stick to action & genre.
Sam. W. has been cast in a show with a high concept premise: A drama chronicling the lives of five adult quintuplets. Its title? "The Quinn-tuplets."
Michael, meanwhile, continues to march to the beat of his own sexy drum and tweeted that he was shooting a fairy tale short film this weekend with young Star Trek actor Jimmy Bennett. Amusingly, Michael was promptly tweeted by "little Lex", Conor Stanhope, who might be wondering why he didn't get the call for the Jimmy role!
After an absence of almost a year, Lacroix-the-SV-insider is back posting at IMDB. He never gives away big spoilers but there are some interesting tidbits in his latest posts. (WARNING: small spoilers.)
There have been an assortment of Clark-doubles lately on SV lately - one at the Planet in "Absolute Justice" and some Red Blue Blurs in "Warrior."
Lacroix on the AJ double: His name is Jason Cecchini, he's Tom's stand-in on the show.
The script called for Lois to mistake someone for Clark, and the producers decided to give it to Jason.
On the Warrior look-alikes ...the guy at Comic-Con was supposed to be dressed as Red/Blue Blur, and it was an in joke. The guy who played him is Simon Martel, and he does a lot of photo doubling for Tom on the show.
he was dressed as the blur, and was leading a small posse of blurs. There were quite a few people dressed in red and blue at the con.
The fact that he was wearing Clark's old outfit was meant to make you think it was Clark at first, as well as using Simon Martel, who photo doubles for Tom on the show. It was just a little joke.
If you looked around, there were a number of extras dressed in red and blue, even one guy dressed up as Green Arrow (wearing Ollie's Robin Hood costume the he wore to Lex's costume party).
(I could have some fun with a "posse of Blurs"!)
On production: Smallville is taking a 2 week hiatus during the winter Olympics. Production resumes with episode 19 on March 1st.
Annette: Everyone seems to be excited to have Annette and Michael McKean coming back to the show. I know the crew all seem to miss Annette.
(I bet they do! Hot Mama.)
Fan doubts that it was really Tom at the Olympics. Lacroix responds: "Tom's face is thinner than it used to be, more angular. Plus I recognize the hat."
(Tommy does look a little slimmer this year - hope he's not working too hard!)
Tom directing again?: I can remember who is directing 3 of the last 4 episodes, Tom may be the one I'm missing. If so, then he would be doing #20, but I don't think he is.
Use of "Superman" nixed There was a line in the original script for Legion where Garth refers to Clark as Superman when talking to the other Legionaires, but the line was changed.
Clark's red jackets! The jackets originally came from The GAP. After they were discontiued, the show had them custom made.
And finally...Lacroix never posts without launching into his favourite topic: Michael! Big love for The Sexy! Once again, Lacroix explains all Michael endured in the head-shaving department. Get out your handkerchiefs!
"Every day that he worked, he had to have his head freshly shaved, and then multiple layers of make-up had to be applied in order to hide any evidence of a hairline. The make-up would come off on his collar, and would stain anything it touched. This often required wardrobe to have multiple shirts for him, and something to cover his shirt collars in between takes. He wasn't able to properly relax between scenes, wasn't really able to lay down if he had a break (and when you are working a 12-14 hour day, sometimes you need to lie down), and if he did, it meant having to reapply his make-up.
Every morning it took an hour and a half to apply his make-up, and that was with 2 people working on it, and a half hour to remove at the end of the day.
This went on for 7 years.
He started the show when he was 28, and was bald until he was 35, which is hard for a young actor. He wasn't really able to do side projects during the break between seasons...because he was bald. That sort of thing really wears on you.
He gave Smallville and the character of Lex Luthor everything he had for as long as he was on the show.
It was his choice to move on when his contract ran out. He wanted to have the opportunity to play different characters, and develop his own projects.
He's spent the past couple of years doing just that. He's been taking his time, and taking a break. He has stuff happening, but because people don't see it, they assume he's not doing anything, and that it was a mistake for him to leave the show. Rest assured Michael has been very busy with his own projects, and you can expect to hear about them soon.
As for returning to Smallville to reprise Lex, there has been communication between the producers and Michael all season. He's open to the idea, but it has to be right for him and right for the show."
Hmm, Tom's a producer....would like to imagine the communication between those two, yes I would. And here's poor baby getting a head shave! (In the video where Conor S. gets his head shaved for Eternity, the hairdresser notes fondly that Michael complained "every single day" about his shaves and I don't doubt it. But selfishly, I am glad we got seven years of his beautiful head.)
Here's the link to all of Lacroix's posts: