Erica Durance and Tom Welling are stepping into their old Smallville roles for the first in nearly a decade with the Arrowverse’s Crisis On Infinite Earths. The duo won’t appear until the second part of the crossover, which is Batwoman‘s episode of the event.
Talking with Entertainment Weekly, Erica Durance, who also play Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) mom Alura on Supergirl, talked about the “weirdness” (in a good way) of her Smallville reunion.
When the writers approached her on stepping into her old role again, Durance admitted some skepticism.
“But the writers are just spectacular about how they can pull all the different shows together and all of these different characters, and they make sense of all the timelines. So I was at first very, very curious to see what it would be, and getting to actually go out and do it, I of course was very excited to go back and get to play Lois again.”
She and Welling, however, didn’t miss a beat in their reunion.
“It was bizarre [because] it felt like we hadn’t missed a beat. It was just easy. It was like coming back in and working with family. It was a little bit bizarre because we went back on somebody’s else show, but we’re in a set that we’re familiar with, the farm and all those things. So it was very, very cool.”
Arrowverse producer Marc Guggenheim, who is a huge fan of Smallville, gushed about the reunion.
“Every turn, every nuance, every little choice is just so perfect. The beautiful thing is that this material was written by [Batwoman showrunner] Caroline Dries and [writers] Don Whitehead and Holly [Henderson], who had all worked on Smallville. Having been writers on Smallville, I stepped aside and let them speak to where things were headed. As a fan of the show, it answered a lot of questions that I had. It provided a lot of closure, I think, in a really nice way.”
Well we are too excited for it.
Crisis on Infinite Earths airs on Sunday, Dec. 8 with Supergirl, Monday, Dec. 9 with Batwoman, and Tuesday, Dec. 10 with The Flash. The event concludes on Tuesday, Jan. 14 with Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.