Things We Saw Today: The Arrowverse Finds Its Lois Lane in Grimm‘s Bitsie Tulloch
Plus Supergirl, Batman, and more!
The Arrowverse has cast Bitsie Tulloch (Grimm) as Lois Lane in their upcoming three episode crossover event. Tulloch will join Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman in the crossover that includes Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. The event will also feature the introduction of Ruby Rose as Batwoman. Tulloch seems like a great choice for the role, and is already a Lois Lane fangirl, according to her Instagram post about the gig.
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Excuse me while I fangirl for a moment: I am so excited (thank you Warner Brothers, the CW, DC Comics, @gberlanti, @davidrapaport, Jessica Queller et al) to be playing the iconic Lois Lane on the Arrowverse crossover episodes. And I can’t wait to work with my friend @dpanabaker and of course @tylerhoechlin 😉 When I started acting, one of my teachers asked me to watch the screen tests for the role of Lois Lane for 1978’s Superman. All of the actresses were terrific, but it was always clear to me why Margot Kidder won the role: she seemed lit from within, full of joie de vivre. Now, at a time when the noble profession of journalism feels under siege, it’s a privilege to join the club of actresses who have played the dogged reporter. As far back as 1938 when she first appeared in Action Comics #1, Lois Lane has defied and subverted society’s expectations of how women should behave. She was portrayed as opinionated, inquisitive, and an unapologetically badass career woman at a time when many representations of women leaned more towards meek and demure. One of the reasons the character has remained so compelling for the last 80 years is that she has all these formidable, strong-willed qualities, but she’s also vulnerable, romantic, and feminine. A truly modern woman. ❤️
Tulloch wrote in her post, “When I started acting, one of my teachers asked me to watch the screen tests for the role of Lois Lane for 1978’s Superman. All of the actresses were terrific, but it was always clear to me why Margot Kidder won the role: she seemed lit from within, full of joie de vivre. Now, at a time when the noble profession of journalism feels under siege, it’s a privilege to join the club of actresses who have played the dogged reporter.”
Tulloch is clearly a fan of the character, and here’s hoping that she gets to recur in the Arrowverse after the crossover event. After all, Kara is barely working at CatCo anymore and somebody needs to pick up the slack, am I right?
(via Deadline, image: Catrina Maxwell/Getty Images for SCAD)
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