Good for Tom, nabbing a choice role! Wonder if he auditioned?
I have no clue. If I had to guess I'd say yes, he did audition. A stoic, heroic Secret Service agent may not be a huge stretch from Clark Kent, but the tone of this film is presumably so different from what he's done before, I would think the producers and director would want to make sure he'd fit comfortably into the acting style of the ensemble.
As for my thoughts on other things...
RE: KK's love for season 6
While I didn't love S6 and only liked Lexana in theory (not in practice), I'm happy that KK enjoyed it. Like you mention below, it shoots a big hole in the "MR wanted to make-out with KK" theory, which, honestly was full of holes to begin with.
If someone suggested MR put pressure on the producers to let him make-out with ED, so to appease him they wrote that scene in Noir, maybe I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand. (I probably still would.) But the idea that AlMiles would create a multi-seasonal plot arc just to allow MR to sexually harass their leading lady? That's ridiculous. For one thing, KK would own TimeWarner now from all the law suits.
But, because I must over think everything, I'm particularly fascinated by her S6 love because that's the season she was trying to get out of her contract. Maybe she made the decision to leave during S5, but she changed her mind and came back in S7 because she enjoyed S6 so much. I don't know.
Re: Green Poncho MR
LOL. I'm so confused by the teal bandanna. Everything else makes sense to me, but not that.
IMO, Michael is actually a nervous kisser (you can see him being tentative with just about everyone except Krista Allen, who was an old hand at kissing scenes and goes to town on him.) Whereas Tom, when given the go-ahead, really goes ahead especially with Alicia and Maxima!
What's interesting about the Lex/Lois kiss was there was no fan reaction that I can recall, no outrage. I guess the Lexois shippers were pleased but otherwise fandom was like "well, that happened. Let's move on." Mostly I remember laughing that they were kissing in Clark's barn - what a violation of sacred Clex space!
The wicked!seducer!Michael theory was probably fun for RPF but from the out-takes, it's clear she's very entertained by him. This isn't the first time KK's singled out S6 as her fave. Which doesn't mean she didn't love working with Tommy too, she's said she adores him, just was ready for a new dynamic for Lana. If only Lexana had been more fun for the audience!)
The teal bandanna needs an explanation!
Edited at 2013-02-14 04:11 am (UTC)
I've never noticed MR being a hesitant kisser, but I do agree that TW seems very comfortable kissing strangers. I imagine he's kissed so many people he's just met that by now it's almost like shaking hands.
The wicked!seducer!Michael theory was probably fun for RPF
I must admit I wouldn't turn down an encounter with Wicked!Seducer!Michael (especially if he brought Eager!Kisser!Tom along with him), but if I said "no" I'd expect him to respect that. And there's no indication that Real!Life!Michael would do anything that Wicked!Seducer!Michael wouldn't do.
>>Whereas Tom, when given the go-ahead, really goes ahead especially with Alicia and Maxima!<<
Hmm, I thought his kisses with Erica were, for the most part, very hesitant. Not all of them, but a lot of them.
And do people who actually believe that MR wanted to sexually harass Kristin theory even exist? I mean,seriously?? I never heard this one before, so I'm sort of flabbergasted.:/
Edited at 2013-02-14 07:57 pm (UTC)
I thought his kisses with Erica were, for the most part, very hesitant. Not all of them, but a lot of them.
His most passionate kisses, I thought, were when he was playing an altered version of Clark and got to let loose: Red, Luthor, Hypnotic, Unsafe etc. He's probably careful to see what his leading lady is comfortable with & dialing up or dialing back accordingly.
I agree. I am not a fan of the Clana kisses, but the kiss in Red was excellent; he was kissing her in the way that made me believe he couldn't get enough of her. The kisses Tom sharedwith Erica, it seemed to me, made both actors uncomfortable (the almost-kiss in the beginning of Upgrade comes to mind - I just thought they both looked almost relived when their kiss was interrupted by Lois' cell ringing.)
Edited at 2013-02-15 06:27 pm (UTC)