During a recent interview to promote the February 4 return of all-new episodes, actress Erica Durance talked about what she would like to see Lois Lane do before the end of the season, what she’s brought to the iconic role, the feedback she’s gotten from fellow Lois Lane actress Margot Kidder, what she loves most about Lois, the storylines and the superheroes she’s most enjoyed seeing on the show, being directed by Tom Welling, and what she’d like to keep from the set. DURANCE: I have always enjoyed the episodes where Lois and Clark are investigating something, and they’re together and there’s a lot of stuff going on, and there’s a lot of banter, and there’s a bit of humor, and they spice it up with a little bit of everything.
I think that you can’t help but bring pieces of who you are. Have you gotten feedback from any of the other women who have played Lois Lane?
Similarly, newcomer Kristin Kreuk was cast as Lana Lang.
is pulling out all the stops, as it concludes its modern retelling of a hero’s legendary origins. DURANCE: I’ve thought about this a lot, but they surprise me, all the time. No matter what you do, it comes through you, as a vessel. DURANCE: Yeah, Margot Kidder told me that I hit it out of the park. What do you most love about Lois, and is there anything about her that you wish you could change? You need that juxtaposed to the perfection of Superman.
To play the iconic role, Gough and Millar recruited a new actor and former model named Tom Welling, whose few credits included a sexy role on Judging Amy.
Throughout its popular run, it has continued to blend realism, action, heart and humor as Clark Kent (Tom Welling) soars toward claiming his birthright as Superman. So, I suppose that some of the things that you see in this particular Lois – with her spunkiness, or certain moments of neuroses, or that high energy perkiness, or the laughing, or the klutziness – are definitely me. DURANCE: I don’t feel that I want to change anything about her. I think that’s part of why she’s written the way she’s written, and why she’s there.
With just half of the season remaining, fans of the show and its lead actors are starting to speculate about what they will get to see their beloved characters do before the show’s conclusion. I think she just happened the way she was supposed to. She just has this absolute loyalty for what is good and right and just, and it parallels what Superman is and what he embodies. Have there been any storylines that you’ve particularly enjoyed doing, over the years?
The episodes we're doing now are even better, I think, than what we've done in the past.
From [here] on, the show is going to be very different from what it's been.