‘Supergirl’ Star Tyler Hoechlin On Returning To The Role Of Superman

SupergirlTonight marks as the end of the second season of Supergirl where Kara Zor-El and Queen Rhea will have one final showdown as the Girl of Steel fights for Earth. The season finale will feature Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman after he showed up in last week’s episode, but under Rhea’s control.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hoechlin chatted about getting to return to the role of the Man of Steel and a lot more. Hoechlin spoke about what Clark is like in this episode compared to his debut at the start of the season.

“I would say that it’s different in the fact that when I first got up there for the premiere, we were settling into a new place, and finding a new place to jump off from going into this season, so it was also Clark being introduced into that world. It all felt that everyone was kind of finding something. Whereas this time, he’s coming back into a situation where they’ve been dealing with an enemy for a while now, and it’s become a little bit heavier. It’s not necessarily all the same playfulness in the beginning of being excited for a new job, and all these things that were going on with Kara in her own world. It’s dealing with the task at hand, so it’s a little bit of a different feel in that way.”

In addition to that, Hoechlin discussed what he has learned from playing such an iconic character like Clark Kent/Superman for three episodes this season.

“I’ve learned about Clark that he’s a lot of fun, and he’s got a really big heart. It’s fun to come into a character where you have this idea that their whole goal is really just to help people, to be there for them in whatever way they need them. To be able to play that character without trying to find a way in which he compromises that, and actually just fully committing to that idea and allowing that to be completely true, playing any other human character, that’s hard to commit to without lying about it a little bit. We all try our best, but not necessarily succeed in the same way that he does.

For myself, just as an actor, I learned not to fear any criticisms or critique of what you’re going to do. Obviously this is the most iconic role I’ve ever played as an actor, and it would’ve been really easy to feel pressure or feel like I needed to do it a certain way to make people happy. I think at the end of the day, Greg [Berlanti], Andrew [Kreisberg], and I felt really confident in what we wanted to do and what we felt made him special and we ran with that, and it turned out pretty well. Some of the people didn’t hate it. It was a nice experience as an actor to realize that you can make choices sometimes without having to think too much about what other people are going to think about it, if they’re going to criticize it, just have faith in your vision and go for it.”

“Nevertheless, She Persisted” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

SUPERGIRL FIGHTS FOR HER CITY; SUPERMAN RETURNS – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) challenges Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher) to battle to save National City. Meanwhile, Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) returns and Cat Grant (guest star Calista Flockhart) offers Supergirl some sage advice. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg & Jessica Queller and teleplay by Robert Rovner & Caitlin Parrish (#222). Original airdate 5/22/2017.”

Supergirl airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 2 for our weekly reviews.

Are you excited for “Nevertheless, She Persisted”, the season two finale? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Andy Behbakht

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  • Phobe Grey

    Supergirl beat Superman, REALLY? Only in her OWN show!