Kristin Kreuk Clears the Air On Her Smallville Status: 'Lana's Story Is Done'

Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk apparently was met with a meteor storm of fan criticism after sharing her take on the CW show’s upcoming series finale — so much so that she decided to set the record straight on where she stands.

Speaking with Hollywoodlife.com at the Genie Awards last week, Kreuk said, “I probably won’t watch” the Smallville finale when it airs on May 13. “Maybe later on — like, on DVD or something.”

The actress’ honesty about not committing that Friday night to saying so long to the series she called home for seven years must have elicited some slings and arrows from the avid fandom. To fend off the online attacks — after all, she notes, “There are many people who are just waiting for me to say something that they can hate me for” — she posted some clarifications to her Facebook page.

“There is no personal reason why I am not watching Smallville weekly. Honestly, I never really did,” she shares. “I know people want to make it a drama … but there is really no drama.”

Kreuk’s love for Smallville must have also been called into question as it regards her MIA status from said series finale (whereas Michael Rosenbaum and Allison Mack are set to return as Lex and Chloe). About her absence, she says, “I do not believe there was ever a real offer for me to come back — though I am pretty sure that if I showed interest in returning, [showrunners] Kelly [Souders] and Brian [Peterson] would find a way to fit me in.”

Kreuk, though, steadfastly believes that Lana should not be shoehorned into a place she does not belong — and has said so in numerous interviews since leaving the series. (As she told me in early 2010, “The show has changed so much, it would be weird for [Lana] to come back. She was from a different Smallville time.”)

“I may be in the minority, but I thought Lana’s story ended well,” she says of her seven-year run, which was followed by a brief 2009 encore. “I liked that she gained inner strength and … had the courage to walk away from Clark, that her commitment to a greater good outweighed her very human desire to be with Clark. That she saw that her love for Clark would never diminish, even if they could not be in the same vicinity. And that if she did not do … the best she could for humanity, that would counter some of the very reasons she loved Clark in the first place.”

“I think her story is done,” she reiterated. “I am not sure how her coming back changes Clark’s story any longer. He has moved forward. As he was always supposed to do. As Lana would have wanted him to do.”

“I may be missing something,” Kreuk said in conclusion, “but those are my long-ass thoughts.”

Do you agree with Kreuk, that Lana returning for the Smallville finale would be incongruous at best? And were you surprised to see her red carpet comments draw such fire?

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267 Comments
  1. tee says:

    I missed Lana towards the end, and there really was no chemistry between Lois and Clark (they woukd have been better off as siblings). I love KK and she’s soo pretty!! Please stop hating

  2. Travis says:

    KK seems like IRL she’s kind of a bitch. She always talks about how she isn’t much for celebrities but why did she try out for a TV show series? She is a celebrity now but she seems to hate the fact, yet she continues a career in acting. makes no sense.

  3. UsedToLoveLanaLang says:

    The end of this series was HORRIBLE! Kristin and Michael thought they were bigger than they are. They destroyed this series with their egos!

  4. manny says:

    Personally, i read most of the comments on here.i agree with most but i disagree with plenty. I disagree on saying that lana storyline was killing the series because if u really do some research… The fact is rating were higher when she was in smallville than when she had left. Google it. The next thing i disagree on is her not showing up on the finale. Some people say its no point but in fact, the comic book indeed SHOWS THAT LANA IS THE REASON WHY CLARK BEGINS TO FLY AND REMAIN HIS FRIEND. I do agree that Lana role ended well but at least she could had made a small appearance like supporting clark from knowing that earth was on the verge of apokolips. It doesn’t necessarily have to intervene with Clark and Lois storyline but would be nice to let fans know that she still behind clark and loves him. Also, to say that lana was a huge factor in smallville is correct. For half a decade and plus, we have seen lana and clarks up and downs because THOSE WERE CLARKS TRIALS OF BECOMING SUPERMAN. So in all respect to everyone opinions, its literally up to kristin kreuk to return in smallville season 11 if they decide to ever film it from the new comic book. But rest assure, she could have a role in there as one of the justice leagues outside helpers… They just need to find a way how to cure her from her blood infused kryptonite situation. And that way, everyone is happy…. Lois and clark are still together, lana still remains friends with clark, lana remains on the show without changing up the storyline, and rating will go back up. End of story.

    • Nick Hydier says:

      Manny, I totally agree with your post. As a huge clana and basically Lana/Kristin fan myself I feel that type of scenario would definitely work and would definitely make everyone happy. It’s just like Jor-El said at the end to Clark: ” Your abilities may be of my blood, but it is your time in Smallville with Jonathon and Martha Kent and all the people there that made you a hero, Kal-El.” There is no doubt in my mind and heart that Lana was one such special person. Specifically, it was her friendship, love, faith, support and never giving up on him that gave them such a in the words of Clark himself a beautiful bond. That is something that Lois could never even come close to having with Clark.

  5. George says:

    I don’t understand the problem people have with Kristin Kreuk. She brought a lot to the show and her coming back for the time she did worked well. and made things interesting. Not that it wouldn’t have been interesting otherwise. I didn’t see anything offensive she said in the interview and she doesn’t deserve the animosity I’ve seen from some people.

  6. pierce46 says:

    I love KK and TW, i think its their chemistry that gained high ratings of SV in the earlier seasons. Its just that Lana is not destined to ended up with Clark and the writers dwell on their story too much that’s why her character got a lot of hate. I did not watch the interview but based on what I read, I think she was hurt. The way most of SV fans treated her is not fair, its Lana Lang who is annoying not her. I just hope CW will make a new series for TW and KK where they will ended up together.. :D

  7. Liah says:

    It really is up to her, and yes, she has a point, she always has to go out chasing after Clark, and it ain’t fair. it makes makes her seem a little too desperate…… The “Smallville” show has changed a lot, so it just doesn’t seem right….. Go for it!

  8. Ric Johnson says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with Krisitn, Ms. Kreuk on this. In the comics, Lana was Clark’s childhood love and friend and when he became an adult and knew what he was to become, he left Smallville to some degree behind and all his friends. It was fitting for him to become the icon he was intended to become. Ms. Kreuk is right!!! I hated seeing her, Lana, leave but I know that was the story all along. I knew the episode would come, I’m just glad she got to find out Clark’s secret before she left. Besides, he was to end up with Lois anyway in the future. His love and friendship with Lana made Clark who he was to eventually become, Superman. Thank you Ms. Kristin Kreuk for your portrayal of a beloved character and the ending which you made dear to us that truly understand ‘Smallville’.

  9. lukieozeir says:

    Once Lana and Lex Left the Show went downhill the show Tanked.

  10. lukieozeir says:

    After season 7 Smallville ratings dropped the show was so pathetic. Once Lana and Lex left the show was never the same! No offense the girl who plays Lois Lame had 0 Chemistry with Clark everytime they would be together they looked Awkward together.Season 8 should have started off with Lex having the Power to control Clark! Lana with her new superPowers and the help of Chloe,Oliver etc were supposed track down Clark and save him from Lex but for some stupid reason the writers Abandoned the whole storyline/Script! No offense but the girl who plays Lois Lame is so freaking annoying! Thats why once Lex and Lana left the Show TANKED and the Ratings dropped. Just of my head there could’ve been so many great storylines with Lana,Lex,Chloe and Clark leave it to Hollywood to destroy a great show.

  11. Ali says:

    Once Lana left the SHOW TANKED the Ratings dropped season 8 was horrible season 9 was even worse Once Lana and Lex left the show was garbage.Kristin is a amazing actress i loved everything about Lana she played her great on the other Hand i couldn’t stand Lois Lane the most annoying bitch in the world every time i would see her with Clark they looked Awkward and had 0 Chemistry.

  12. lukieozeir says:

    Lana was the best once she left the show it TANKED big time the ratings dropped by more then 2 Million 1 character i couldn’t stand was Lois Lame Uggh the way she talked pissed me of everytime she was with Clark they looked so freaking Awkward they had 0 Chemistry thats why season 8 and season 9 were Horrible.

  13. Lukie says:

    Once Lana and Lex left the show was Garbage! They lost 2.5 Million people after season 7 and the ratings just kept going down They had to switch the day and time i was surprised they didn’t Cancel the show after season 8! Lois Lane was the most annoying bitch she looked like she was 40 years old she slept with every guy on Smallville every time i would see Clark with her they looked so uncomfortable and Awkward together when i found out Chloe dated Married Oliver Queen who had sex with Lois Lame i was like ILLLLLLL They ran out of ideas i only watch season 1-7 and the 5 episodes Lana was in Season 8. I freaking hated Lois Lane and her stupid sense of humor she isn’t even funny she is such a Clux. Lois shouldn’t have even been on Smallville it was like the writers were forcing her onto the show. Clark always Loved Lana. Season 8 FAILED Season 9 was even worse Leave it to Hollywood to ruin a great show

  14. Emmanuel says:

    Gosh lana and clark fit together man the movie went smooth but lois she sucks!!

  15. Secret Santa says:

    Lana should have stayed in the remaining seasons with Clarke. That would keep the ratings and viewers high. Louis and Clarke don’t look good. Lana is a much better actor and most importantly has a better relationship with Clarke. I understand why Lana left but when she did, the Tv show got pretty boring. I stopped watching when she left and wished she hadn’t.

    • KlarkCent says:

      I agree, once the Lana character and for that matter, the character or Lex Luthor left the show, Smallville died out. There was no reason to continue. The show had good steam up until then. They should have been better about writing a proper finale for the show. Instead the show became stale and the writing was terrible. It was almost as if the people who all started the show in the first few seasons, threw up there hands and walked out. They didn’t respect the loyal fan base they had and basically closed up shop and phoned it in for the last few seasons.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Lana is way hotter than Louis. She is a much better actor and made show much more interesting. She kept the views and ratings high and when she left, everything fell apart. LANA HAS WAY MORE CHEMISTY FOR CLARKE AND BOTH OF THEM LOOK PERFECT TOGETHER. That was al reuined when Louis showed up, causing chaos and distress for everyone. She should have never been part of smallville, as it wouldn’t be a problem for Lana to have to leave. LANA YOUR MIXH BETTER FOR CLARKE AND DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU HAD TO LEAVE. (Your story is never over. You just make the smallville even more interesting.) BTW, it was the relationship between LANA AND CLARKE, that caused me to watch smallville but ended with your (Lana) exit and Louis’ entry.

  17. C. Lacher says:

    Lana was supposed to be left in Clark’s past. As it is so. Why beat down the actress for her comments? They were professional. I believe that they didn’t end the character with justice though. Certainly not the way it was intended in the comics.

  18. Vins says:

    Tipical of clark and lois mith fanatics,this aint comic book mate this is a new whole universe new character and old ones with new personalities,people liked the show cause was not canonic and showed a different version of superman story,but when they became canonic and ended the most beautiful relationship of the show for that shitty fake clark and lois thing.You call him obsessed,but truth is the obsessed are the clois fan,cause they want to see something that simply does not exist.The Smallville love between lois and clark will always came after the one he had with lana.
    I really feel bad for Clark and Lana,they both end up with nothing,only one to earn something is that conceited,slutty bimbo who does not even love Clark Kent,but the superhero that he is.I cant stand this at all and i never really read the comics so i speak about the tv show,there is no way the love between Clois is so big and real after Clana even cause its just too perfect all of a sudden, with no complication and that’s just not love,its fake,its convenience.Plus as far as i know in the comics Clark falls in love with lois since the first time he had his eyes on her…but thats in the comics,in SV that kind of love happens to be between Clark and Lana,since he was 5,and Lana said that she knew he was the one and that none could make her happier since their first real conversation in the graveyard.Im not a clois hater,but I hate that the real haters(wich happens to be clois fanatic)claims that their love is the real one,that Lana wasn’t worthy or even that Tom and Erica had the best chemistry,when they actually didnt have it at all,truth is that I don’t realize how a man like CK with value and moral could marry a women like lois lane,wich has no moral,slept her way to her job with Julian Luthor,didn’t even graduate and has prooved many times to be extremely selfish .Clark couldn’t get anything worste,he deserves so much better…Clana relationship was the real love, they go trough so much pain and break up and all kind of lies,and that’s the point their love is that strong that no matter what they always get back together, stronger and more in love that before ,like if there is a big force inside both of em that always attract their way back to each other.They grew up together starting as friends,and becoming then lovers that always loved and cared one about the other even if they were dating someone else.And I think their relationship in 8×14 was a thing that clois will ever have,cause after all they have been trough they totally knew each other and they became a perfect couple with the pure love of teenager in a adult relationship,passing trough pain and time,and if u don’t see the True Love in all of this,u must be a very sad person.Clark ending up with lois in this universe in the saddest thing for both him and Lana,lois does not deserves him at all,first cause she always belittles him,treated him bad and act all bossy to him,then she never really believed in Clark before she discovers his a superhero,she acted behind clark back she indeed betrayed him when zod acted like the blur,she didnt thought twice on violating clark privacy and steal the book of rao from him,or stealing from chloe and clark secret work or even from crime scene,messing up as always for selfish job reason or due her perversion to be needed by a superhero that if she wasnt there would have just done thing faster…but most important she fell with the superhero,not with the man behind the suit like Lana and that’s a constant for both of em in their version is it either comic,movie or tv show… doesnt that make lois lane a selfish shallow girl who searches for powerfull men?in SV she slept around with 3 superhero,first aquaman,then green arrow and finally,even if she says she didn’t wanted the hero kind of man anymore,she fell for superman just cause he was the most powerfull. Am i the only one that sees something really bad and wrong in this?Why do the writers wanted to show so badly such a forced relationship,such a fake love?Even in superman 3 Clark start dating Lana over lois,why couldn’t they let Smallville to have a decent happy ending with Clark and Lana?Afterall i think they deserves it after all they sacrifice for each other.Story can be changed,if the comic want clark with lois,in smallvile clark could even end with lana,a story can be write and rewrite with different end,no sense give us alawyas the same lois and clark couple.
    I honestly hated Lois and Erica Durance the whole series,maybe the actress way of overactig that was disturbing or maybe was her face or the fact that Lois appears to be lame and definetvly not the pure heart girl they want convince us she is,people likes her just cause they see the superman girl,but looking at her like a person,a human being we could actually realize she is in the end a bad person and many times she kinda show that like how she has no moral,she basically get her job sleeping with Julian Luthor,she steals from clark from chloe from crime scene just to have scoops,she dresses provocative and acts all slutty…the kind of girl u sleep with one night and then goodbye ,but none WANTS to see that cause that would crush their mith and usually everyone who hates Lana its just because she is not the canonic girl of CK world and wanted her to leave earlier so there could be Clois, but being objective is clear that in smallville Lana is the only real “one” and they both feel this way,their love resisted everything,and all the time they break up they then get back stronger and with more mature relationship than before… if they dont see each other for a while,when they meet they just fall in love all over again and thats helped by the amazing feeling and chemestry between Kristen and Tom.I find annoying that fanatic people just dont want to admit it cause they cant stand a superman story when Clark Kent soul mate is not Lois Lane.In SV universe Lois is just a second choice,plus i think lois is a slutty,selfish bitch.She does not deserve Clark,always treated him bad(and if someone is gonna take out the “lana doesnt respect clark, treat him bad as well or plays mind game”,imma remember u right now that it happens because clark totally break her heart and pushes her away,she did it cause she felt betrayed and she hide her love with hate and lex kinda helped her in that,with lois he gets bad treatment and belittles without having never done anything bad to her,but due real unrespect for the simple farmboy),and never really had faith in him,she was ready to leave him for her career,and decided to stay just after she founds he’s the Blur,cause she never fall in love with CK as the man but as the superpowered hero,prooving how shallow she is.Lana leaving the show was what made the 2 last season shit,all cause writers were afraid or couldnt change the classic superman story.SV Lois is a baby in a grown up body and she can not even be compared with Lana,in terms of beauty and as a person,Lana was ready to sacrifice everything for Clark,she did sacrifice her wellness marrying Lex to protect him,she was brave,unselfish and smart and way too beatiful ,Lois was arrogant,bossy and bithcy ,she wasnt ready to sacrifice a job offer for Clark,and u can see how extremly conceited she is when she ask Chloe “She couldnt make the sacrifice he needed,right?” about why Clana didnt work,Lana instead no matter their problem or who they were dating,has trusted Clark Kent since she knew it even if he was a simple farmboy,she trusted and fall in love with the person and not the superhero and there is a little but substantial difference…when Lois find out clarks secret she basically realized he was special and she shouldnt let him go and started to really trust him kinda changing the way she saw him,Lana on the other side always knew clark was the one and was somehow special,and when she discovers his secret the only thing changed was that she understood the reasons of clark behaviour, that clark didnt lied to her or left her cause he didnt love her as she thought but cause he DID.People wake up and take off ur blinders,in the smallvile universe Lois Lane will never truly replace Lana Lang,is a consolation prize and how they wrote Clana story will just make impossible for us to belive that Clois is the real and true love.Open ur mind,stories can be changed and u dont have to belive a fake love just cause thats how it should be,u can belive in the real love of the story, and the fact that the writers were too afraid to change the mith of Lois and Clark,doesnt mean people cant accept the truth,that the Big love of the story is between Clark and Lana and how their relationship grew with time started as friendship, then became a deep love. after that i cant truly belive in any story Clark has.i finished the whole series,but after one watch of S 9&10,I usually now just stop to 8×13 and i just figure they start their love life as super couple and how a healty relation with lana will make him fly and become superman…if i watch season 9 &10 too i just see smallville as the story of the impossible love of 2 soul mates who couldnt be together cause destiny was against them,and how Clark had to adapt to what he could get from life and how he eventually learned to love and appreciate it.