Sam Witwer; Doomed


Q. What are some of the recent projects that you've been working on?

A. Right now I'm working on Smallville, I'm playing a character named Davis Bloom who is destined to become Dooms Day, the only DC comic book character to kill Superman. Also coming out on the16th is a video game called Force Unleashed in which I play the character of Darth Vader's secret apprentice who has this epic journey and ends up impacting events in the Star Wars universe three and four.

Q. What can you tell us is new this season on Smallville and about your character Davis?

A. They have some really interesting, fun stuff planned. Davis Bloom is this Metropolis paramedic who is this really, really nice guy. He's a little bit moody because he's this perpetual outsider who was raised in the foster care system and was bounced from home to home. He's a really good guy and he can be a little bit moody and not terribly talkative at times but a very, very cool person. Chloe sort of recognizes that this is someone of her interest and they strike up a fast friendship. The problem is that Davis is having these blackouts and as they happen more and more frequently he becomes curious about what is happening during these blackout periods. He tries to figure out and unravel this mystery and what he finds out is really not so great. What's fun about that whole storyline is pretty much the how, it's not nearly as straight forward as that, we're going to be having a lot of fun with that. When I say fun, hopefully fun for the audience, not as much fun for the character Davis Bloom. What would it be like for you found out you were the exact opposite of everything you ever tried to be in life. Basically the fun, if you could use that word, is to create this character and as we get to know him slowly take him apart and drag him through the mud a little bit. Certainly the fun of it as an actor is the challenge. The word fun will enter into it as we get into the darker aspects which are psychologically draining as an actor. It's cool that we get to play both extremes with this character.


Q. What made you want to be a part of the show?

A. I'm not sure what the Smallville producers saw that led them to believe that I was the guy for the role, but they approached me for the part. They called me in and told me the story about this character and I was really intrigued by that. They basically just offered it to me. What made me want to do it was the fact that the story that they told about this character and the character itself was really interesting. Furthermore, I thought it would be very difficult to do and that's why I wanted to do it.

Q. Was anything about the role challenging for you?

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