Tyler Hoechlin’s career took a distinct turn when he was cast as “Supergirl’s” Superman back in June. Hoechlin was already well-versed with the comic-con crowd thanks to his regular role on “Teen Wolf,” but taking over as TV’s Man of Steel introduced him to a wider audience and brought about a whole new set of expectations.
Hoechlin joined the exclusive club of actors that have portrayed Clark Kent when “Supergirl” made its CW debut last week, opening up the much anticipated interpretation to audience reaction. As Hoechlin revealed in this clip from “DC All Access” that’s exclusive to CBR, fans have been “very nice” towards his take on the Man of Steel. The interview also touches on Hoechlin’s offscreen history with Melissa Benoist, history that no doubt helps their onscreen chemistry as super-cousins.
“It’s one of those things going into it where I knew that there would always be strong opinions,” said Hoechlin in the exclusive clip. “He’s a character that been around a long time and everyone has a pre-existing idea of what they want it to be, what it should be to them. So that’s just kind of something you accept. We, again had things that we found interesting and that’s something we committed to and at the end of the day that’s a nice thing as an actor because you know if people enjoy it, then great. They enjoyed your vision of it and what you kind of liked about it as well. If they don’t like it then at least you missed with your own intention. It sucks when you try something that you think maybe isn’t the right thing but maybe someone else will think is right, and then it still misses. Because then you might as well have at least tried it your way.”
You can also check out the entire, latest episode of “DC All Access” below.
A new episode of “Supergirl” titled “The Last Son of Krypton” and featuring the villain Metallo will air tonight on the CW. You can check out a clip from the ep right here.
Starring Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, “Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott and features appearances by Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant as well as Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.
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