My Adventures with Superman has soared since its premiere on Grownup Swim, introducing followers to a brand new tackle a DC icon that feels recent and but undoubtedly traditional as properly. The collection follows Clark and Jimmy as they develop into interns on the Every day Planet, and that brings them into Lois Lane’s orbit, kicking off the trio’s adventures from there. Bringing Superman to life is the gifted Jack Quaid, and as you may anticipate, enjoying Superman is a little bit of a surreal factor. That is very true once you’re additionally used to being surrounded by the gritty and outlandish world of The Boys. ComicBook had the prospect to talk to Quaid about bringing such an iconic character to life, in addition to the way it compares and contrasts to one thing like The Boys.

Quaid has been a Superman fan for fairly a while, going again to turning into Tremendous Jake when he was a baby. Now he will get convey his personal voice and character to the character, and it is one thing he could not be extra enthusiastic about.”Completely. I grew up as an enormous nerd. After I was a child, I will should discover a picture of this and submit it, however I dressed up as my very own model of Superman after I was a child. His identify was Tremendous Jake. And I mainly, I took a white T-shirt and I drew on it with Sharpie. And it was similar to the Superman triangle, I simply put a J within the center. And I feel I had a Batman cape. It was a bizarre hodgepodge of issues.”

“However I beloved Superman as a child, and I feel I obtained the e-mail saying that, ‘Do you need to audition to play Superman?’ And I feel my first response was like, ‘Oh yeah, positive, I will be Superman.’ I simply by no means thought it will occur in one million years. However you miss 100% of the shots you do not take, so I put collectively a tape and despatched it in,” Quaid mentioned.

At one level Quaid assumed he did not get the position, however fortunately that wasn’t the case. “A pair weeks glided by, which often means, eh, you may not have gotten it. However then I obtained it and I could not consider it. I nonetheless cannot consider it. It is nonetheless bizarre for me to say, ‘I’m Superman,’ out loud. It does not really feel actual popping out of my mouth. However I obtained to take a look at the show final evening. I lastly obtained some screeners for it. And I simply adore it a lot. I like how real it’s, and I like the way it’s about not solely Clark/Superman, however Lois and Jimmy too, and the way integral they’re. So it is simply been such a pleasure.”

“And in addition coming from a show like The Boys, which could be so darkish and actually taking the… I by no means know if I can swear in these, however taking the cheese out of superheroes. After which to go from that to enjoying a personality who’s simply so real and simply desires to do the proper factor, it is such a breath of recent air. It’s extremely, very cool. And I contemplate it an enormous honor to play this character. It has been wonderful,” Quaid mentioned.

Quaid’s simply now getting used to his voice being the voice of Superman, and whereas there are numerous highlights for him within the collection, the dynamic between Clark and Lois is particularly rewarding. “It hit me final evening, to be trustworthy. I noticed bits and items of it doing the ADR, where I see simply the context across the second. However, no, it hit me final evening. It hit me exhausting. I nonetheless cannot consider it, however final evening made it barely extra actual. And I like the dynamic that Clark has with Jimmy and Lois. And I discovered myself getting very emotional randomly for the Clark and Lois scenes. I simply suppose they’re so candy collectively. And clearly, it is a couple that we have seen time immemorial get collectively. However the way in which that the staff behind the show orchestrated these scenes I simply thought was so stunning. So, once more, I nonetheless do not fairly consider it, however I consider it barely extra and it is great.”

New episodes of My Adventures with Superman premiere each Friday on Grownup Swim, and are then out there instantly after their premiere on Max.

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