Cohosts Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum are joined by John Schneider (Jon Kent) in the latest episode of their “Smallville” rewatch podcast “Talk Ville.”
In this episode the “Smallville” stars talk about lessons learned from Schneider and what it was like working together.
Other topics discussed in this podcast episode include what actors did to not get lost in what a lead character was doing.
Warner Bros. negotiations from the time of shooting was also brought up in conversation and Tom shared that he had no idea his cast mates reached out to executive heads at the studio.
Guest stars from “Smallville” we also reminisced about and how they were struggling with nerves. The actors also comedically discussed the Ashmore twin confusion throughout the series’ run.
The stars also revisit the guided path put into position after “Smallville” was showing signs of becoming a hit show.
This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum are joined by Jonathan Kent himself, John Schneider! John joins the guys as they recap Episode #12: Leech. Welling talks about what it was like to play a ‘power-less’ Clark and his confusion of there being two different Ashmores who appeared in Smallville. Rosenbaum remembers uncomfortable Lionel scenes and this final episode with Kelly Brook. Schneider was a treat. John fondly remembers his time on the show that paved the way for superhero shows, while remembering going to bat for Tom with WB, teaching him lessons on and off set, and never getting lost in what the lead character was doing.Talk Ville Podcast episode description
In “Smallville’s” “Leech,” Clark (Tom Welling) and classmate Eric Summer (Shawn Ashmore) are both struck by lightning while Eric is holding a meteor rock, and Clark’s powers are transferred to Eric. While Clark experiences normal humanity, the emotionally challenged Eric goes on a rampage.
Currently, “Smallville” is available to stream on Hulu. Learn more about “Talk Ville” and subscribe on their website. “Leech” aired Feb. 12, 2002.