The Vancouver Sun talked to Shawn Ashmore, aka Iceman from the X-Men movies, about his upcoming role in “Underclassmen,” returning to Smallville and X-Men 3 as well. Here’s several clips…
“It’s nice to do something a little lighter, ’cause in X-Men we were super-tense the whole time. It was dire straits, the whole film was intense. Here, there are definitely some tense moments, but there’s a lighter side to it too, which is nice.”
Ashmore has also had a couple of guest roles on Smallville.
In the premiere episode of the show, he’s Clark’s classmate, Eric Summers, who inadvertently steals the superboy’s powers when they’re struck by lightning as Clark saves Eric’s life after he falls into a dam.
“So, he becomes an evil Superman. He’s got all the powers of Superman, but he’s a bit off, shall we say,” says Ashmore.
And the producers recently brought him back for another episode.
“I was one of a few weekly villains that didn’t get killed off and I happened to be in town (shooting Underclassmen) and they were bringing back a few characters,” he says. “It was fun to go back and see some familiar faces and revamp a character.”
In that episode, entitled Asylum, which airs Nov. 26, Summers is in an insane asylum and attempting to regain those powers.
And Shawn will appear in X-Men 3, to be shot as soon as the scheduling of all those high-priced actors allows.
“I never could have planned this, and now I’m in my ideal situation career-wise and just sort of where I am in my life, and I’m super happy with how everything’s going.”
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Source: The Vancouver Sun