March 28th, 2010

made by ctbn60

Happy birthday, tariel22! Tom speaks!

Happy birthday, tariel22! To celebrate the b-day of one of Tom's most loyal fans, some words from the man himself!

Tom is a good speaker: funny, thoughtful, expressive. He was the hit of the 2005 press tour, with a TV Guide reporter noting: "And Smallville’s Tom Welling won critics over with the single most engaging monologue in press-tour history." (Please someone, someday, leak footage of this!)

Tom does not speak casually in interviews. He isn't glib. He often pauses before answering a question, to really choose his words. The fangirl at ComicCon who asked him to talk slowly so he could "keep looking at her" actually was suiting her question perfectly to his style of speech.

Of course, I wish he'd talk MORE. But for now...

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