Irvine Welsh knows why people resent Lana Lang. Ha! Mr. Welsh talks about his book Ecstasy, the film adaptation, and how its stars Adam and Kristin transform it.
Like how the film images (a love story between Adam and Kris) are so strong that he can’t even remember what his own characters were like in the book, and that he had to go back and re-read it to see what they were supposed to be like. LMAO, did he not write this book? Yeah.. funny, right?
I think this is also what happened in Smallville and why some people resent Kristin’s character. Because she and Tom made such strong visceral images that are impossible to forget, when people say he belongs with Lois, it doesn’t compute with a lot of newer Smallville/Superman fans like myself. And this infuriates a whole lot of people.
Anyway, in Smallville, Lana and Clark belong together and Lois is just an obstacle. I know. Funny, right? But that’s how I see it. To borrow Irvine’s words, their images so completely wipeout any history of the orginal story, the orginal story doesn’t matter.
Anyway, the whole interview is so spot on.. so love this guy.