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Michael's return to SV? (No Spoilers) [Jul. 27th, 2008|05:22 pm]
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At ComicCon today, the SV producers continued to court Michael:

Brian Peterson: “Obviously Michael Rosenbaum is one of the best actors. You definitely haven’t heard the last of Lex. The door is open to Michael Rosenbaum when he’s done going out and pursing his other endeavors.”

(This is a little presumptuous, surely? Never mind! Tell us more about the "open door.")

Here's Peterson earlier this week: "Michael is fantastic. His rendition of Lex Luthor helped make the show what it is today. Obviously, we were very sad to see him go. He's pursuing his own interests and we're hoping the door is definitely open for him to return. We've not seen the last of Lex Luthor."

(Wait - Tell me the status of "the door" again? It's open, right?)

In contrast, producer Darren Swimmer, attempted the "playing hard to get" approach:

Newsrama: With Michael are you pacing yourself on calling on him to reappear for the true end of the series?

Darren Swimmer: It’s too early to presume that season eight will be the last, so it would be premature to make any kind of a call.

(Did Tom read this and hit the roof? "What the hell????" )

Swimmer: "Once we made the shift in our minds, we moved forward with the new characters and dynamics. We aren’t constantly saying to ourselves, “Damn, I wish we could use Lex in this scene.”

This, I don't believe for one minute. I think they're suffering through a constant state of Lex-lessness and Rosenbaum Withdrawal. "Come back to us, baby...."

Producer Todd Slavkin had this to say about the show ending: “We hope that doesn’t happen for a long, long time, but when it does happen, fans won’t be disappointed…”

A "long long time"? So...five more years? They'll keep the rest of the cast hostage until Rosenbaum agrees to come back? (Incidentally, of all the producers I am most jealous of Slavkin because MR played the following practical joke on him: he discovered which room Slavkin was staying in at a spa, called him up and told him he had a "package delivery" and when Slavkin opened the door, Michael was standing there naked! This is obviously the Best Joke Ever. In my head, Michael plays this joke on Tom on a regular basis.)

Enough with producers; Time for some Pretty!



This scene in "Labyrinth" made me sob but it's great to see the boys having fun on set. Photo credit: andreas_ri


Now, Tom could be smiling at what Allison is saying or at the photographer....but since this is "Freak" and he's looking all mischievous , I'm going to pretend he's looking at his director and remembering making naughty doodles all over Michael's script. credit: andreas_ri
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[User Picture]From: hils
2008-07-27 11:38 pm (UTC)
Tom's smile is one of the most wonderful things on the planet

*loves*

And OMG if Michael reads these interviews there's no way he's going to come back. Not that I expected him to anyway

*fumes at the presumption of these people*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-07-27 11:42 pm (UTC)
Tom's smile is one of the most wonderful things on the planet
It's glorious! A natural wonder like Niagara Falls.

And OMG if Michael reads these interviews there's no way he's going to come back. Not that I expected him to anyway
He's probably quite entertained by the different tactics being used to court him! I'm hoping for rank desperation next, "...the crew cries every day for you. Tom won't come out of his trailer. Steve from Wardrobe is inconsolable..."
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[User Picture]From: miss_tress
2008-07-27 11:44 pm (UTC)
Tom won't come out of his trailer. Steve from Wardrobe is inconsolable...

Hee!

Won't someone think of the children?!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-07-28 01:14 am (UTC)
Won't someone think of the children?!
Yes!!! And the grips, and the caterers and the assistant directors and the boys on the lighting crew. What about them?
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[User Picture]From: miss_tress
2008-07-28 01:21 am (UTC)
I just had a small, funny thought. There was a big deal made about Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno posing as reporters and addressing the panels during the TCA tour last week. Now I'm thinking about how great it would have been for Michael to something like that at Comic-Con. You know, "How has the set been affected by the absence of Michael Rosenbaum? Is there a general feeling of depression on the set at all times now? And how is Tom holding up?"
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-07-28 01:39 am (UTC)
Eeeee! He could have worn one of his beloved false mustaches!
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[User Picture]From: miss_tress
2008-07-28 01:43 am (UTC)
Hee!

"Will there be more money in the budget now that it's not all being spent on makeup for Michael's head?"
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-07-28 02:19 am (UTC)
Hee! I can totally hear Michael saying this.
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[User Picture]From: pep_singer
2008-07-28 02:32 am (UTC)
Heh, this should be a Castville. I love the mental image I'm getting from Michael doing this. :D
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[User Picture]From: miss_tress
2008-07-28 02:43 am (UTC)
This is why I fail at writing fic. I'm good with a basic idea and coming up with the jokes but I can't write anything other than that.

I'm like the writer they bring in to punch up the jokes in a movie or on a show.
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[User Picture]From: hils
2008-07-27 11:44 pm (UTC)
Hee!

Ok, we need RPS where Tom won't come out of his trailer and Michael has to come have sex with him talk him out of it
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-07-28 01:13 am (UTC)
By delivering a "package"!
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[User Picture]From: hils
2008-07-28 06:34 am (UTC)
Hehe! YES!
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