Rosenbaum Returning for Smallville Finale
By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder
Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor for seven seasons on the hit series Smallville, will return to the show for its 2-hour season finale May 13.
“I just felt like it was the right thing to do,” Rosenbaum said.
Smallville is currently in its tenth season, and Rosenbaum felt the comeback would be a fitting gift to the fans.
“I felt the fans created the show and they followed me at such a level that I couldn’t say no,” Rosenbaum said. “I was starting to hear voices. I felt after 160 episodes, that was it. But the fans didn’t think so. I’m doing it for them. I’ve got to make the fans happy. Lex is an integral part of the show. No one expects a show to last 10 years. I gave them seven years and I thought it was pretty commendable. Now it’s been on three more years. Clark is starting to look like he’s in his 30s.”
Rosenbaum said there’s obviously tension between Lex Luthor and Clark Kent that needs to be resolved before the series ends.
Oddly enough, Rosenbaum will wear a bald cap for the series finale, as opposed to his years on the show, when he was actually bald.
“There are other projects that I am working on that require hair,” Rosenbaum said. “It takes four months to grow back.”