“Smallville” legacies Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling talk about the seventh season one episode “Craving” in the latest of their podcast “Talk Ville.”
This dynamic duo discusses Amy Adams’ portrayal of Jodi Melville, who develops a meteor enhanced eating disorder in the show, and how the topic of high school eating disorders was a delicate subject at the time. They also commend Adams’ commitment during the more difficult scenes.
Tom also recalls some “sketchy” explosion scenes and how the “piecing it all together” scene came together in a really awkward way. Michael also explored how his confidence began to show in his performances.
Finally… we’ve arrived at the Amy Adams one! This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Episode #7: Craving. The guys give huge props to Amy’s commitment in her performance, talk about what it was like working with her on set, and also discuss the delicate nature of shooting an episode that highlights eating disorders through the high school experience. We get into the mysterious nursery explosion scene, Clark awkwardly piecing everything together, and the origins of Lex’s evil ulterior motives.Talk Ville episode description
In “Smallville’s” “Craving,” overweight teen Jodi (Amy Adams) submits to a diet of meteor-infected vegetables from her father’s greenhouse. They magically make her thin, but she has an intense craving for body fat. Anyone in her vicinity is in danger, including her date, Pete (Sam Jones III).
Currently, “Smallville” is available to stream on Hulu. Learn more about “Talk Ville” and subscribe on their website. “Craving” aired Nov. 27, 2001.