Alfred Gough, Michael Rosenbaum, Miles Millar, Smallville, Tom Welling

Alfred Gough, Michael Rosenbaum

“We Had Freedom to Change the Mythology:” An Oral History of ‘Smallville’

“We Had Freedom to Change the Mythology:” An Oral History of ‘Smallville’

10/15/2021 8:16:00 PM

“We Had Freedom to Change the Mythology:” An Oral History of ‘ Smallville

Series creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough and stars Tom Welling , Michael Rosenbaum , Kristin Kreuk, John Schneider, Annette O'Toole, John Glover and Erica Durance look back at the hit that launched a superhero craze: 'Anyone approaching that similar story today would not be allowed the freedom that we had.'

Despite its success, creators Millar and Gough faced an uphill battle to get the show off the ground. Few in Hollywood were interested, and Welling didn’t even want to audition for the role (at first). After all, this was years before superheroes became the biggest commodity in Hollywood. But the duo’s heartfelt pilot script won over its actors, and the authentic performances of its cast won over viewers.

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michaelrosenbum I know the blurb is all serious (which I remember hearing that story somewhere over the years) but my fav part of the article is RealJohnGlover saying how he was annoyed with Rosenbaum on the set. It made me laugh. Iconic show and cast. Renewed my love of origin stories.

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