Erica Durance Finds Playing Lois Lane Empowering

FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT: “Smallville’s” Erica Durance tells us her plucky Lois Lane character has had an impact on her even off the set. “When you’re doing series work, playing a character for a few years, usually you have to bring something of yourself to it — and yeah, the character can invade you a little bit,” she says. “I come home and she’ll still be a part of me, this sassy high energy.

My husband is like, ‘Chill.'” On the plus side, “It’s helped me become more confident in myself. It’s made me a champion of the cause of, basically, women being in charge of their lives and being independent — doing that and making no apologies for it.”

The beautiful Canadian actress also notes that one of the things she’s also liked about playing Lois in “Smallville,” “is that she shows it’s OK to mess up and to be human. You don’t have to be perfect. Just keep going. Sometimes being a perfectionist can become counter productive — if it keeps you from moving forward. There’s a beauty in imperfection.”

“Smallville” returns for its eighth season Sept. 18, and Erica is more prominently featured this year, as Lois and Clark Kent (Tom Welling) keep moving toward their mature characters on the CW series.

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