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The Five: Superman


5. Playing Lois Lane

Phyllis Coates:
Adventures of Superman (1952–53)

“I saw Teri Hatcher with her boobs pushed up and thought, That’s Lois Lane?! I had a suit up to my collarbone. I felt like a horse with a bit.”

Noel Neill:
Adventures of Superman (1953–58)
“We spent most of our time bound, gagged, and waiting for the bomb to go off.”

Margot Kidder:
Superman (1978)
“Being typecast as Lois made my vanity and narcissism scream. But now my grandkids watch it, and think I was Superman’s friend, so that’s a thrill.”

Teri Hatcher:
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–97)
After learning that Lane had also dated Spider-Man in the comics: “[Lois] is kind of the slut of superheroes.”

Kate Bosworth:
Superman Returns (2006)
“I purposely didn’t watch [the other movies] because I didn’t want to. I can see myself trying to compare myself to other Lois Lanes, and I couldn’t deal with the pressure.”

Amy Adams:
Man of Steel (2013)
“I do get thrown around a little bit. I let the really dangerous stuff be taken care of by the stuntwoman, make no mistake. I’m not going to ratchet my face into a wall.”


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