TV Guide talks to Michael Rosenbaum about his return to Smallville as Lex Luthor.
What does Lex do?
Hmmm…his plan of cloning spare parts worked, only there’s a big twist. And there is a first-time ever scene with my sister Tess [Cassidy Freeman]. I also have a great scene with Clark [Tom Welling] that will launch them each into their destinies as adversaries.
This was your first time meeting Cassidy? We love her.
Yeah. And she is great! I was like, attracted to her! We were working on a scene and firing back-and-forth, and people were saying how it was like we’d been working together for years! I remember three years ago, her agent, who was my old agent, called and said, “Hey would you talk to Cassidy? She’s replacing you.” And I said, “First of all, nobody replaces me.” [Laughs] I said, “She’s not a replacement, she’s a new character…and yes, I will talk to her.” And when she asked for advice, I just told her to go up there, they’re all amazing and that she was gonna love it. Three years later, we’re finally meeting face-to-face.
This scene with Tom…is this the roots of President Lex Luthor?
You know, I’m not gonna answer that. [Laughs] You’re just gonna have to wait.
Here is a video of Erica Durance talking about Michael Rosenbaum.