Actor Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor on Smallville


The One Smallville Cast Member Michael Rosenbaum Didn't Like
On the "Talk Ville" podcast, actor Michael Rosenbaum broke down "Smallville" Season 4, Episode 2 ("Gone") with his former co-star, Tom Welling.
During the podcast, Rosenbaum said that he didn't get along much with Michael Ironside, who appeared in three episodes as Sam Lane, two of which featured Rosenbaum's Lex Luthor.
"Didn't have much interaction with him, but he just wasn't very kind to me," Rosenbaum commented. "Maybe he was having a bad day."
Welling jumped in to give some context for the memory, and said, "Michael walked on the set 'cause he was in the next scene, and Ironside and I were doing a scene."
"Michael kind of waltzed in, you know, had his banter with the crew, and turned to Ironside, and Ironside looked at you and went, 'Oh, you're that guy,'" Welling recalled.
Rosenbaum went on to explain the memory and picked up the other side of the conversation. "And I said, 'Yeah, I'm the guy who's friendly with the entire crew," he recalled.
"He was just weird. It was weird. I don't hate the guy; I just didn't love his vibe." Still, the "Smallville" actor commended Ironside as a performer.
"I think [Michael Ironside] is a good actor; I just wasn't impressed with this character," he explained. "I just wasn't impressed by it, that's all."