There’s been numerous actresses who have taken on the role of Daily Planet reporter and Superman love interest Lois Lane over the years. Which version is your favorite depends upon numerous factors, always loved the spunkiness of Teri Hatcher’s “Lois and Clark” version myself, but for many the definitive take is still Margot Kidder’s Lois in the “Superman” films.
Kidder recently took too some time to speak with HeyUGuys and during their conversation the topic of other versions of Lois Lane came up. Kidder has some refreshingly honest words to say about the current film version. The criticisms aren’t directed at the performance though, they’re very much aimed at the writers of Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”:
“They took one of the best American actresses’ around, Amy Adams, and didn’t give her anything to do! I mean, how stupid is that? They made her what used to be the girlfriend, which kind of ended in the 60s with women’s rights.”
It’s a fair call. On the small screen we’re getting a new Superman with Tyler Hoechlin in “Supergirl” and eventually a potential new Lois Lane who will get more development. Asked about the DC shows on The CW and whether she might make an appearance in some form, Kidder says she’d be down for an appearance:
“Yeah, sure. Depending on the script or what they wanted me to do. I am 67, I am an old broad now! So I look back at this with much more amusement than I did. I don’t have a career I need to worry about protecting. My life has nothing to do with movies anymore. I live in a little town in Montana and basically do political activism. So I guess it would be fun to fly-in and do a couple of days work.”
Kidder has familiarity with this, in 2004 she took on the role of Bridgette Crosby in two episodes of the young Superman series “Smallville”.