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Lost Interview with Michael resurfaces! [Jan. 15th, 2013|07:27 pm]
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It's an interview with Michael from 2004 that was never posted and can be read Here!

On Clex

VOICES FROM KRYPTON: One of the things I’ve found frustrating is that Lex and Clark are supposed to be best friends – why don’t they go to the circus or hiking together? Do something.

ROSENBAUM: Yeah, why don’t they go on a trip? A lot of the fans would like something like that.

VOICES FROM KRYPTON: All we’re getting are those little moments, not those scenes where you get to see them really bond.

ROSENBAUM: How about Magic Mountain or we go and take the Superman ride at Six Flags?

VOICES FROM KRYPTON: Now you’re being sarcastic [both laugh].

ROSENBAUM: I’m laying it on you pretty thick, Ed. To tell you the truth, I’ve thought about that, too. They’re best friends and all they do really is give each other advice and talk to each other when they have to or when something’s up. Yeah, why don’t they sit around and drink a few beers? You know what? I’m actually going to ask Al and Miles about that.

VOICES FROM KRYPTON: It’s just that the fall will ultimately be more powerful if you get the sense of a genuine friendship there.

ROSENBAUM: We could jump on the Luthor jet and fly over to Metropolis or have dinner and just hang out. You know, there are those fans who want Clark and Lex to get together. It kind of makes me laugh, but if we went out to dinner or on a trip, they would just eat that up and it would give them plenty to talk about.

On teasing John Glover
Michael: "There have been times when we’re super close-up – actually I just approved a gag reel where there’s this close up in which he’s talking to me very intensely and I pretend that I’m going to kiss him and we all laugh. He just responds, “Michael, damn it!”

(Such a wicked little tease.)
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[User Picture]From: ctbn60
2013-01-16 02:37 am (UTC)
Yes their nightly trips to metropolis would have given us LOADS to chat about. ;-) Awesome interview
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-01-16 03:00 am (UTC)
I love that Michael was so eager to please the Clex fans!
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2013-01-16 04:55 am (UTC)
lol Oh, I love how Michael is willing to feed the fans need for Clex. *G*

I never get tired of the stories about him and John Glover. :D I bet they could do a full DVDs worth of extras with nothing but them.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-01-17 12:10 am (UTC)
I never get tired of the stories about him and John Glover. :D I bet they could do a full DVDs worth of extras with nothing but them.
Oh, I bet. Michael is so naughty and John so unflappable.

Oh, I love how Michael is willing to feed the fans need for Clex.
If the producers had only allowed a Clex kiss, Michael would have totally gone for it!

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[User Picture]From: firebunny
2013-01-16 05:21 am (UTC)
You miss theatre, Michael? Then do some effin theatre! I'll pay to see you on stage. I'll travel up to New York or, better yet, you can follow John Glover's lead and do some theatre in Philadelphia. I'll definitely be there. COME TO EFFIN PHILADELPHIA MICHAEL. GODDAMMIT!!!

I'm sorry. I have some Rosenbaum frustration that I'm working through.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-01-17 12:15 am (UTC)
I have some Rosenbaum frustration that I'm working through.
I missed seeing him this year; he's always so fun! If he gets that movie role, he'll be in London for months. I really want him to get the part because it could be huge for him, but he'd still be missed on the Con circuit.

You miss theatre, Michael? Then do some effin theatre! I'll pay to see you on stage.
I'd love to see him onstage...so many roles he'd be awesome in. And how cool would it be if he reunited with JG onstage?
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[User Picture]From: frelling_tralk
2013-01-16 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing :)

I remember a lot of people complaining of Clex scenes nearly always just consisting of Clark going to the manion for a favour or advice, it's too bad the writers never cared about developing a deeper friendship compared to the million scenes they spend on Clana. Shattered and Nemesis were about the only episodes that had a really in-depth exploration of Clex :/

Edited at 2013-01-16 05:56 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-01-17 12:20 am (UTC)
I remember a lot of people complaining of Clex scenes nearly always just consisting of Clark going to the manion for a favour or advice
I loved all those scenes - put Michael & Tom in a room together and I'm good! The early seasons had some great scenes of Clark showing up with a problem but then branching off into deeper talk, like Lex telling the story of the Napoleon watch from his mother. The trouble was after S4, they had fewer scenes together and then they were all about Lana!

Shattered and Nemesis were about the only episodes that had a really in-depth exploration of Clex
I love both of those but Lineage, Prodigal, Suspect, Talisman, Shimmer, Leech, Stray (just to name a few) all hit their dynamic really well too IMO. SV just never bothered to really flesh out any of the relationships; the actors, to their credit, were able to build believable 'ships out of piecemeal writing.
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2013-01-16 08:59 pm (UTC)
AlMiles should have listened to Michael and given us some Clark and Lex just hanging out together. Yep, the Clex fans would have loved that. Aww, he's such a Clex-enabler!

Shame the other stuff he was expecting in season 4 didn't really happen. Not sure what the 'dig into the past' bit was - maybe the Teagues/Veritas stuff that was exhumed in a later season? Hmm.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2013-01-17 12:23 am (UTC)
AlMiles should have listened to Michael and given us some Clark and Lex just hanging out together. Yep, the Clex fans would have loved that. Aww, he's such a Clex-enabler!
I like how he gets excited imagining how pleased Clex-fans would be if Clex went on a trip! S4 would have been much better if they'd scrapped about half the eps and just had Clex going on outings!

Not sure what the 'dig into the past' bit was - maybe the Teagues/Veritas stuff that was exhumed in a later season? Hmm.
Maybe...the S4 plot was very muddled, as if they rewrote on the fly.
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