The actor admits to having wanted to “catch up”.
32 years after, Jon Cryer finds the family Luthor. The actor of My Uncle Charlie embodies since yesterday evening Lex Luthor in season 4 of Supergirl, who had incarnated Lenny Luthor, nephew of Lex, in the movie Superman 4in 1987. An experience that, at the time, had not been at the height of his expectations :
“One of the reasons why I had made Superman 4 at the time, this is the first Superman movie has changed my life. I was 14 years old, and the slogan was : “You will believe a man can fly”. And that is what I believed !”, entrust Cryer, as quoted by TVLine. “Superman 4 was highly anticipated but was unfortunately very disappointing for the people. It always makes me wrong as a 14 year old boy. So I thought that this was an opportunity for me to catch up and do things !”
It will eventually not at all Winn in the season 4 Supergirl
Cryer admits in the aftermath that he has agreed to play Lex in Supergirl without anything to read. “The producer had me a bit about what they wanted to do, with the shaved head and all… I really had to wait until I understand what they wanted to do. We talked about who we liked in Luthor, Gene Hackman in Michael Rosenbaum in Smallville. And when I asked why they had thought of me, they promised me that everything would be clearer once the script is written. And I have to say that I love the story they have prepared for the season. I had in me a feeling that Lenny was a rotten branch of the family tree of Luthor, ruining the floor of the family for a long time. I believe that this is the opportunity to take things into your own hands and deliver justice to Luthor !”
In France, the series Supergirl is broadcast on the service video on demand service MYTF1 VOD and on the string Club Series.