Re: Tom Welling - Clark Kent/Superman : The Man Behind The Cape
I have to disagree. Alot of people in the cast have said how much Clark really wanted to stay true to the Clark Kent journey, and I think most of that stems from the concept that was pitched to him. The show was never supposed to be a show about Superman, but rather about Clark Kent, and I think in his eyes, Tom felt that that's who he had to be. Even when they had Christopher Reeve on, Tom said that that's not who he was so the comparison was unfair. He wasn't Superman, he was Clark Kent and a better comparison would have been to Jeff East, who played a young Clark in Superman the Movie.
But I don't think for a second that Tom felt like people were watching for him, or that he was better than the role. I still don't know why he never wore the suit. Maybe it was the Superman curse, or maybe it was the producer's own doing, but I don't think Tom was ever as self absorbed as you make him sound to be.