Other than the introduction of General Zod (Callum Blue) and Metallo (Brian Austin Green) on the upcoming season of Smallville, we've got the arrival of the Wonder Twins. The brains behind the CW series have been pulling out all the stops when it comes to bringing comic book characters to the small screen, and this is just yet another attempt at that.
Anyway, it's Allison Scagliotti who plays the female half of the duo and she has a few things to say about her role. On an interview with IESB.net, she discusses the idea of the Wonder Twins on Smallville and how different it is from her work on another hit sci-fi series, Warehouse 13.
Apparently, the 19-year-old actress grew up in the sci-fi genre, watching Star Wars and recently getting hooked on graphic novels. "[I]t looks like I'm settling into genre for awhile," she admitted.
As for her role on Smallville as a Wonder Twin, she explained: "The Wonder Twins were introduced, back in the '70's, as part of the Super Friends comic, along with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin. They're little teen wonders from the planet Exxor, who when they activate their powers together, the girl takes any animal shape and the boy takes any form of water."
However, there's going to be quite a deviation from that when it comes to TV. "When you meet us on Smallville, we're just getting the hang of using our powers for good, and we're not particularly good at it. We have the best of intentions, and it blows up in our face."
While there's a certain element of fantasy and mystery to both of her shows, Scagliotti notes how different they can be. Warehouse 13 doesn't have the formula followed by a nine-season show like Smallville, which makes for more possibilities. The CW series has more rules to follow.
"[W]hen you're working with superheroes that have been established for decades, you do have to maintain a degree of rule-keeping, for the fans and for the integrity of the original story," she said. "With Warehouse, we've got something brand new and all its own. I had fun on Smallville, but it's a totally different world."