I'm kind of looking for something with a lot less action and more talking and listening.
Well no, I think we won't have that problem but as far as paparazzi I'm speaking, I will deal with that.
But so long as we can keep this crew of fantastic people together and can continue to make real breakthrough films in this category, as well as characters that stay true to what we've done in this first film, I'd be more than happy to be a part of it.
I was there early. I think I was reading Atlas Shrugged . He got there, we ordered coffee. He was a little bit nervous and I was a little bit nervous. We just talked for a good hour and a half about the film and so forth.
If I really sat down and thought about all the possible implications, the good, amazing things it could mean, you could go a little crazy.
That's definitely a part of who Superman is and definitely who Clark on the farm is. It translates to how calm he is. I feel like I'm pretty calm most of the time and relaxed, which gives presence to the character.
I knew very early on that there would be quite a bit of attention: Superman is known all over the place.
Well physically preparing for the role, definitely and then continuing to stay physically fit throughout filming, getting up, 4.00 4.30 in the morning.
If I become defensive and upset right away, then that's going to adversely affect how I deal with it and it's probably not going to be good press for me and probably be bad just because I'm angry. Just be open and pleasant.
I've found the best way is to not be scared of the attention but to be grateful for it and open to it. It makes my days better rather than being annoyed that people want my attention.
I'm really excited to be a part of it and sharing the legacy, any documentary I look up at the sky and Kevin Burns did and Bryan did and showed me again you know the history that's in this character and you know.
It was important to have a similar energy in my performance. To make the character too different would have just been about my ego because it didn't need to be drastically different.
Christopher Reeve did such an amazing job that to give him some kind of accent or more bravado would have been wrong. Audiences wouldn't have responded to that either.
So I think it was to Bryan's credit that he was able to let go of some of those things because you create these scenes and you think you become creative, even I, acting things, you become very creatively taken by it.
It was a great mantel to be able to take on really, an amazing legacy. And you know to finally see it, because I just saw the final product yesterday as well, is really amazing to be part of something like this.
There are things about growing up in a small town that you can't necessarily quantify.
It's nice to watch the character mature, rather than just to start over again. He gets to continue his journey, which is exciting, I think, for fans, instead of retelling again what we've seen in many different versions.
One of the most amazing things I got from the film, so much green screen, there are so many moments and it really taught me about how important it is to have an intention when flying, when going somewhere and having an intention.
And then once in Australia, I really hit the weights hard.
I was at first but I mean I thought at first that I wanted a little bit of that in there but the reasoning behind what they cut and what they kept really makes sense and it really played for me when I saw it yesterday, it all worked and was understood.
My interests were in fantasy more than comics growing up.
I think Superman's journey is to become comfortable on earth. Of course he's got his role as earth's greatest protector but he also wants to be as happy as he can and if that happens to be with Lois then he's going to find a way.
Watching some of the footage, there was a spot where I turned my head and I looked just like him. It's nice, actually. It makes me proud.
Bryan says in some scenes, I'm the spitting image of Chris. Even my intonations of a line. But other times, it's completely different. It comes and goes, which is pretty exciting to me.
I'm very excited to see where the characters and their relationships go. But in the end, it really boils down to the people who have more power than me, who control the money.
I could finally quit my job as a bartender and stop dreaming that I might be Superman and know that I was. Then I started thinking about how cool it was.
You want to keep it in there because you feel like it's yours but to be able to see that sometimes some stuff needs to go and I think it's for the benefit of the film.
And also it was a process of, we lifted weights as well, in an effort to train my body to then be able to lift heavier weights when I got in Australia. So that was the first couple of months.
I mean it allowed me to do that which was fantastic because we really get to see the character mature and deal with some things that are, that I think as an audience member, really pull us in.
I am, of comics I was never as big of a fan as I probably could have been I suppose but I'm definitely a fan of science fiction fantasy.
As I said before, I'm prepared to be prepared and I think that remains the same, you know there's no way to really know what it's going to feel like. I think for each individual it's different.
And the spirit of Superman is great to have around.
But as far as, for I think it will be amazing you know where I find myself years from now because of this film. It's just amazing, I think everybody's going to kind of know this film and because of it, me. So I you know it's crazy.
I've been on the telethon before, when I was a freshman in high school swing choir, and I sang at 5 in the morning. So, it's nice to come back and co-host or speak.
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