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“We kind of grew up together.”Smallville followed young Clark Kent as he went from anonymous farm boy to iconic Man of Steel, all while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy and find true love. “This needed to be a show about Clark Kent, not about Superman,” the actor said. When we got into Season 5, they started to say, 'Well...
When the series debuted in 2001, television was a substantially less “super” place than it is now with Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Agents of S. maybe…' But I always maintained that's not the show.
Welling had come to Los Angeles at 23 to do commercials and modeling, but soon after his arrival in 2000, he earned a six-episode arc on the critically acclaimed CBS drama Judging Amy. That set felt a world away from his friends and family, scattered across America, and Welling had no idea how to handle it.
“Towards the end of that, I ended up getting Smallville and that was it,” Welling told Buzz Feed News one recent Saturday afternoon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. “From an emotional standpoint, I was basically cut off from everyone.” In order to emotionally endure and professionally thrive, he said, “I just put my head in a hole and I basically blocked everybody and everything out.”It was a coping mechanism that served him well during his years spent playing high school sports.
Here, Welling plays Ryan, a dashing doctor whose girlfriend, Gabby (played by Teresa Palmer), moves next door to Travis (played by Benjamin Walker), a local veterinarian.
And this being a Nicholas Sparks story means there’s a love triangle — only, as the marketing material reveals, it’s Travis, and not Ryan, who is destined to be with Gabby.
But in a refreshing change of pace, The Choice never pits the men against each other.
“I felt like I was basically retired and it sort of woke me up.Eventually, he found exactly what he was looking for in a pair of films: He played a Secret Service agent trying to make sense of JFK’s assassination in 2013’s ensemble drama Parkland, and he leaned on his high school experiences to play a football player in 2014’s Draft Day alongside Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.And now Welling is stepping into the real, albeit melodramatic, lives of the characters in The Choice, adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks, who wrote The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and more than 20 other romantic tearjerkers.And for the first time in a decade, Welling had breathing room to take stock of his life.When filming wrapped on Smallville, he retreated to his beach house on the East Coast where he spent his annual summer hiatuses, in an effort to recalibrate. “I needed to figure out what was going on in my head a little bit.