Margot Kidder Would Guest on a DC TV Show -- But She Didn't Like Amy Adams's Lois

Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in Superman: The Movie and its three sequels, says she's open [...]


Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in Superman: The Movie and its three sequels, says she's open to appearing in the DC TV Universe -- a return to acting that would see her join the DC Universe for the first time since a Smallville appearance in 2004 and (probably) re-team with Executive Producer Greg Berlanti, whose Brothers and Sisters she appeared on.

During an interview with Hey U Guys, most of which centered on her experiences on the set of the Superman films, she was asked whether she would appear on one of the handful of DC Comics TV series currently on the air, particularly since she had appeared in Smallville.

"Yeah, sure. Depending on the script or what they wanted me to do," Kidder told the site. "I am 67, I am an old broad now! So I look back at this with much more amusement than I did. I don't have a career I need to worry about protecting. My life has nothing to do with movies anymore. I live in a little town in Montana and basically do political activism. So I guess it would be fun to fly-in and do a couple of days work."

Of course, Supergirl would be the obvious place to fit Kidder in; they've taken on former Superman Dean Cain and former Supergirl Helen Slater. Berlanti is an executive producer on it, as is DC Chief Creative Officer and President Geoff Johns, whose first job in entertainment was an an assistant to Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner.

Of course, it's worth noting that last season on Arrow, the part of Damien Darhk's wife Ruve Adams was played by Janet Kidder, Margot's niece.

The only hitch in getting Kidder a gig on a DC TV show might be...well, in the same interview. Asked about the recent DC Films, Kidder claimed that Amy Adams's Lois Lane was a weakness in Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

"They took one of the best American actresses around, Amy Adams, and didn't give her anything to do!" Kidder said. "I mean, how stupid is that? They made her what used to be the girlfriend, which kind of ended in the '60s with women's rights."

In Batman v Superman, there were numerous criticisms of Lois being used as little more than a victim, but in Man of Steel, her investigative journalism drove part of the film's narrative, especially as she uncovered Clark's identity.