Kristin Kreuk doesn't regret leaving 'Smallville' but glad to be back on TV

Zap2it: Are you a fan of television's previous "Beauty and the Beast" series that starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman?Kristin Kreuk: I actually didn't see the show very much. I think I was a little too young, and also didn't have a TV. I've seen bits and pieces of it, though, and I like the themes behind "Beauty and the Beast." In the Disney version and the fairy tale, the message is really beautiful and human, and I think it's important for us to tell that story.Zap2it: What, specifically, are its themes that appeal to you?Kristin Kreuk: There's the one aspect that people are different than they appear -- that there's much more to them than you perceive -- and that goodness is an internal trait that is not necessarily reflected externally.The other element I love in our version is, what are "beauty" and "beast" anyway? How do they exist within each of us? How...


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