“Then I was in Vancouver for 10 years.” The reality of carrying a show on his (admittedly inexperienced) shoulders was much more than Welling ever could have anticipated. But what worked on the field, in retrospect, was exactly the wrong way to go about protecting himself on Smallville, Welling realized in retrospect.
But that mistake ended up informing his performance in an unexpected way.
And, at the time, because of where visual effects and special effects and stunts were, it would be too expensive.
Tom welling dating history
At the end of the series finale, Tom ripped opened his button-down shirt and you saw the Superman logo on the suit, but he was shown from a distance while flying away.
Years later, Tom is finally opening up about the decision to not show Clark in action as Superman.
Caption: Tom Welling in an interview with Jimmy Fallon where he talks about his acting career, Smallville, and it's Superman character.
Moving onto his personal life, he was married to model Jamie White-Welling on July 5, 2002, on Martha's Vineyard.
Caption: Tom Welling and his ex-wife Jamie White at the Golden Globes Awards.
Since Welling ended his relationship with his wife, the rumor about him being gay spread like wild fire, as the former couple has no children together.
Welling had come to Los Angeles at 23 to do commercials and modeling, but soon after his arrival in 2000, he earned a six-episode arc on the critically acclaimed CBS drama Judging Amy. That set felt a world away from his friends and family, scattered across America, and Welling had no idea how to handle it.
“Towards the end of that, I ended up getting Smallville and that was it,” Welling told Buzz Feed News one recent Saturday afternoon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. “From an emotional standpoint, I was basically cut off from everyone.” In order to emotionally endure and professionally thrive, he said, “I just put my head in a hole and I basically blocked everybody and everything out.”It was a coping mechanism that served him well during his years spent playing high school sports.
The 37-year-old actor is rarely spotted making appearances on the red carpet.
Over the course of its 10-year run, Smallville — The WB, and later The CW, drama about a young Clark Kent — produced more than 200 emotion- and action-packed episodes.
Relocated to Manhattan, this tall guy then spent the next years to work under New York Model Management plus IMG while also traveled across the world to do modeling stints, either walking on runways or conducted some photo sessions.