“Smallville’s” Tom Welling is “Proud” of “Arrow” and “The Flash”

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“Smallville’s” Tom Welling is “Proud” of “Arrow” and “The Flash”

Reflecting on his 10-year run as Clark Kent, and eventually Superman, on the small screen, “Smallville” star Tom Welling commented on the current state of comic book television.

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“It’s a compliment,” Welling told Buzzfeed, when asked about the current wave of superhero TV shows, “I’m very proud of shows like ‘Arrow’ [and] ‘The Flash.’ They’re able to ground these characters so that the viewer can relate on a human level to people who used to be only in two dimensions.”

Welling also reflected on the grueling schedule of “Smallville,” saying, “I spent 10 years where my life was 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on set…From an emotional standpoint, I was basically cut off from everyone…I just put my head in a hole and I basically blocked everybody and everything out.”

He added, “There was a lot of growing up I needed to do on [“Smallville”]. Fortunately, Clark had no idea what the hell he was doing and I had no idea what the hell I was doing…We kind of grew up together.”

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Welling’s next project, a drama-romance pic called “The Choice,” hits theaters February 5. “The Flash” and “Arrow” air at 8/7c on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, respectively, on The CW.