Man of Steel, The Red-Blue Blur, Kal-El, or Superman, Clark Kent has many aliases. Lois Lane has only one: Erica Durance. Played with wit, gumption, and feistiness, Erica Durance has made this iconic role her own.
Lois Lane proves she’s not just Superman’s girlfriend, but a real, modern woman who goes after what she wants and is not afraid to get bruised along the way. Hey, she’s got Smallville standing by to catch her in red and blue shiny threads, so why not throw caution to the wind?
Like the Daily Planet, The Flickcast sent its reporter to the scene to examine the truth behind the super stories. Ace reporter, Lois Lane, aka Erica Durance switches places as she answers our questions and sparkles with a style all her own.
The Flickcast: What do you love most about Smallville fans?
Erica Durance: You know, it’s just neat to see how many people love the show and are so excited about it. Thank God. I know that’s why we’re here 10 years later, or me only since 7. They’re so supportive and so excited and initially they weren’t with me.
So they’ve come around. But in fairness I wasn’t part of the mythology, Lois wasn’t, so that makes sense, so I can understand. It’s a beloved story and I kinda kicked in and invaded it, but they’ve been really, really positive now.
TF: What was it like to work with Michael McKean who played Perry White? Do you know if he will be coming back to the Daily Planet this season?
ED: I enjoy Michael very much and he made me feel at ease. You know, when you’re around people that are so gifted like that and they’ve been working for so long and you’ve seen all their stuff and all of a sudden you’re sharing a scene with them, it can be pretty intimidating.
But, he’s just a very amazing guy, and he’s great. I’d love him to come back as Perry White, that would be great and it showcases a different side of Lois. But, I think it’s dependent on the powers that be and probably his schedule.
TF: Are you excited for Lois and Clark to move towards their true destiny in Smallville’s final season?
ED: Oh, absolutely and that’s what we were talking about, the executives were talking about. It’s the 10th year so put everything in the mixing pot and get to the payoff we’re looking for. So, I’m really hoping that that will happen.
TF: Can you give us any hints as to your path this season?
ED: I haven’t been given a glimpse into their future, but I kinda don’t want to know. I want to do it while I’m doing it, you know? In fact, I’d probably like to go to the last scene and not even know what it’s about and they would just hand me my pages, that would be fantastic.
ED: I just feel really humble and thankful that it went that way and I’m grateful to have been part of it and to be given this role and this opportunity. She’s rad basically, this character, that is real. She’s a woman, but she’s real.
She messes up, and does some stupid things sometimes, and she says some crazy stuff to boys, and whatever it is- she’s just human and she’s real. I’m so glad to be able to be part of that.
Lois Lane may be rad, but we know Erica Durance is downright awesome. Thanks for reading our in-depth coverage of Smallville and stay tuned to the CW as the final season of Smallville unravels faster than a speeding bullet.