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Michael, Tom and Justin [Nov. 25th, 2008|09:12 pm]
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As part of my ongoing series "Two Hot Men Plus a Third Hot Man."

See also: Michael, Tom and James:

And Tom, Michael and Jensen:

And then came S6...Oliver may be a controversial character but there's no denying that Justin hit it off with Smallville's two resident hotties! See inside for some Tom & Michael love:

See, Justin understands that it is critical for Oliver to be shirtless. A lot. Especially in S6, when both Clark and Lex showed a worrying resistance in taking their tops off. Smallville can get by without scripts, logic or continuity but without shirtless men, it will not stand! Shirt-removal is an automatic gesture for Oliver. It's his default setting. Sometimes he stands around with his shirt half-off...

Sometimes he's in shirtless peril!

And sometimes the show abandons all pretense of subtlety and just goes: "Look at that, now!"

Oliver, who debuted in "Sneeze" by ordering the kidnap and torture of Lex, recently showed his hero's progression by shooting an arrow through what he thought was Lex's head in "Bride." (I really hope Lana rats him out to Clark!) However Justin may feel about his plot-arc, he's certainly charmingly enthusiastic about his co-stars!

Justin on Tom: "Tom is wonderful, and has always been so good to me in every way, and I have a lot of respect for him."

Justin on Michael:"I have a blast working with Michael. I didn’t get to work with Michael as much as I would have liked to, I really enjoy working with him..."

Ostensibly, Oliver is a love interest for Lois and Dinah, but having seen the show, Justin seems to have figured out that Lex & Clark needed a third point to their triangle. Consequently, he spends a good deal of time ogling Clark. Clark is furious when Ollie kills Lex in "Rage" ("You killed him! You killed him!")

Oliver is devastated. Further sorrow awaits. It's never a good idea to get between the Clex!

Justin on Tom's size: "Tom’s got me by a little bit. I have boots on. I’m not short, I’m six-two, but I’m probably about six-three right now. It’s hard to find somebody taller than Tom. He’s a big dude."

Justin's DVD commentary on his "Siren" fight scene with Michael:"Yeah this was unbelievably difficult. You know Michael's not fragile or frail at all, but he's... yeah, this right here (clip of Lex/Ollie fight) was really fast and really quick. My stunt guy was just awesome. I think they cut in between our stunt guys and us, but we knew all the stuff. Michael came in and learned it in about 15-20 minutes. It was complicated stuff. But you know I've got those forearm pads on, he didn't really have anything, so..."

Justin can give flirty quotes as well!

Why Tom loves him: "It’s also good for Tom because he gets a day off here and there. So that guy loves me because he knows when I show up he knows that he’s got like maybe one day off, you know what I mean? So he can, like, relax. The man works so much."

"My job is easier than his -- playing the Boy Scout-good guy, making him dimensional. There are so many things he has to watch out for because he's Superman."

Justin on "Reunion": "This was a dark episode, but one of the most fun for me. I had the pleasure of working with Michael Rosenbaum quite a bit, which was a treat for me. We were doing scenes where we were kicking the stuffing out of each other and then they would yell “cut” and we would be laughing about something. Great fun.'

Justin on Michael: "He actually calls me and we spend hours together." (Okay, now I'm jealous!) Anything to add, Justin?: " Michael is the antithesis of Lex Luthor." (Well, we know that, sweetie!)

On making Tom laugh: "Tom and I had some really good scenes together. We had a lot of fun, I made him laugh a few times which is always fun, he works so hard."

Final words!
Justin: "Tom is great. He knows how to talk to actors. He knows what he wants, he’s very specific, all of his direction make sense – he’s a fantastic director."

Justin: "I'd work with Michael Rosenbaum any day of the week and twice on Sunday; I have a ball with that guy."

I may never love Oliver, but Justin is a sweetie!

'caps by smallvillededication, kryptonsite, dawnybee, acampbell

[User Picture]From: jeannev
2008-11-26 04:53 am (UTC)
Justin has said some really nice things about our boys. He seems like an all around nice guy. I don't always like Oliver, and I certainly haven't always liked the way AlMiles and Co lose their shit over him. But Justin is aces with me.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:40 pm (UTC)
If a less charming actor was playing Green Arrow, I don't think the character would be salvageable, as Ollie is very inconsistently written (even by SV standards.) But JH seems nice and some of the niceness comes through.
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[User Picture]From: lexalicious70
2008-11-26 05:07 am (UTC)
I don't like Oliver much because he hurts Lex, but Justin is certainly pretty! *nodnod* Great pics, hon!

Maybe one day you can do something like this with the boys and Kyle Gallner? I adore his Bart Allen!!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:42 pm (UTC)
That's a good idea - Phil Morris overflows with the Tom-love and Alan Ritchson seems quite fond of Mikey! I like Kyle Gallner too - unfortunately, the show probably can't afford him any more!
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[User Picture]From: eeyore1017
2008-11-26 11:43 am (UTC)
I love this post! Thank you for the great pictures and quotes. I'm pretty sure there's some quotes in here that are new to me. I love how Justin is so respectful of Tom and how he seems to really like him and admire him.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:44 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's great how well Justin & Tom clicked. And like Justin, I wish he'd had more scenes with Michael - there are hardly even any screencaps of them together! I'd love some candids as well....
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2008-11-26 12:42 pm (UTC)
i went back and looked at the other two posts too. wow, so much beauty! it does sound like a fun set. :)

thanks for all the pretty.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:45 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Whatever criticisms may be leveled at SV, a lack of beauty is not one of them!
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[User Picture]From: miss_tress
2008-11-26 01:14 pm (UTC)
That first quote about Michael is the same as the first quote on the James post. ;)

But Yay for Justin and all the nice talking up of the boys that he does!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:47 pm (UTC)
Eep! And the person who actually said it was....James Marsters! Thanks for the heads-up. *edited*

Yay for Justin and all the nice talking up of the boys that he does!
He loves him some RosenWelling!
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[User Picture]From: myfablexy
2008-11-26 02:25 pm (UTC)
Read all the 3 posts....You're incredible!
You alwaysmake my day! ^^

Love ya

And yea, the six men are extremely hot...but you know, I'll always prefer my Baum nad my Welling alone together!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, doll!

you know, I'll always prefer my Baum nad my Welling alone together!
Oh, yes! The other boys are just extras. The Baum and the Welling are The Pair!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:48 pm (UTC)
Pretty boys are better when they're witty!
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2008-11-26 05:17 pm (UTC)
I never really cared one way or the other about Ollie, but adding another very pretty man to the show, especially one who has no problems taking his shirt of... never a bad thing. lol

And all those quotes about Michael and Tom... makes me so happy. :D Especially how much fun he had working with Michael. :D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:49 pm (UTC)
I would love out-takes of his fight scene with Michael - there must have been lots of laughing!

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[User Picture]From: complicat
2008-11-26 05:37 pm (UTC)

Justin seems like a great guy - it's a shame that they made me dislike Oliver so much!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:52 pm (UTC)
it's a shame that they made me dislike Oliver so much!
I don't understand why he's been given these dark undertones - SV has too much of that anyway, especially in S6. Green Arrow & Jimmy really should have been the "light relief" characters instead of getting caught up in kidnappings and love triangles.
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[User Picture]From: whimsywinx
2008-11-26 06:03 pm (UTC)
It's nice that the cast seems to get along so well.

As for the pics . . . GUH!!!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, the SV cast seems a remarkably down-to-earth bunch!

As for the pics . . . GUH!!!
We really needed a scene where Oliver and Lex wrestled in baby oil over Clark...and then pulled him in too!
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[User Picture]From: drusplace
2008-11-26 09:58 pm (UTC)
:sigh: I love Justin shirtless. I think it was when I was on Mat leave, I caught him on Passions. Horrible show, but at least he was shirtless there too.

Yes I am shallow. :)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-26 10:54 pm (UTC)
Justin seems destined for shirtlessness wherever he goes. This is a noble destiny.
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2008-11-27 08:58 am (UTC)
Another glorious picspam and quote post! These all go into my Memories, you know. You have your own category there. :) Thank you for this, I adore these three together!

Amazing pics and wonderful quotes, as always! That second cap takes my breath away. Guh. Justin has an incredible body, and I think he's adorable. And he always has the loveliest things to say about Michael and Tom!

I fell in love with Justin when I heard him interviewed right after he finished work on S6 of the show. He was funny, charming, self-deprecating, and he didn't have a bad word to say about anyone connected to the show. I became a fan instantly. I've always liked Oliver better than most, but Ollie is S8 is giving me pause. The man we saw in Bride definitely has some demons he's wrestling with. I wonder where they're going with that.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-28 03:26 am (UTC)
Thanks very much!

I've always liked Oliver better than most, but Ollie is S8 is giving me pause. The man we saw in Bride definitely has some demons he's wrestling with. I wonder where they're going with that.
I hope it's not forgotten about - his intent was quite murderous in "Bride." From a slashy standpoint, it's fun: Oliver is so infatuated with Clark, he'll kill to protect him! But that doesn't distinguish him much from Lex or Lionel then...

Justin has an incredible body, and I think he's adorable. And he always has the loveliest things to say about Michael and Tom!
Justin's beauty and sweetness is truly the saving grace of Green Arrow - with a less likable actor, the character really wouldn't work at all, as written.
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[User Picture]From: jakrar
2008-11-28 11:00 pm (UTC)
I loathe SV's Oliver Queen so intensely that just seeing him on my screen makes me almost physically ill (hence my not watching season eight, where there's no Lex and, by all accounts, far too much Oliver).

Still, Justin himself seems very nice, judging by what he has to say about Tom and Michael. Anyone who can properly appreciate our guys can't be all bad! *g*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-29 05:39 pm (UTC)
It's a shame Green Arrow was introduced in such a sinister fashion ("Sneeze", "Reunion.") He should be a fun, lighthearted character who brings a little comic relief.

Still, Justin himself seems very nice, judging by what he has to say about Tom and Michael.
The affection seems mutual: Michael took him to a hockey game and has said he loved meeting Justin's family.
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From: laisserais
2008-11-30 05:23 pm (UTC)
you are so completely rad and hilarious. every time you post one of these, i want to hug it tight and keep it forever.

indeed, since i can't have my clex anymore, i've been learning to enjoy the way oliver flirts with clark. it's not the same, but justin's a cutie pie.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-11-30 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I miss Lex (and Clex) so much on SV but it's nice that Justin enjoys boy-flirting as well!
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[User Picture]From: chatchien
2008-12-02 01:00 am (UTC)

Sometimes he's in shirtless peril!

HAH, HAH, HAH, Hee, hee! :-))

"Shirtless Peril" is the best Peril for a Pearl of a Man to be in.

Good Post.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-12-02 03:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! Oliver's first response to danger should ALWAYS be to rip off his shirt!
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