|Kristin was interviewed by TVGuide.com and she has some interesting things to say about Lana's farewell and working with Tom again:
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"TVGuide.com: Word has it that Lana might have left town last spring under rather different circumstances than she led us to believe. True?
Kristin Kreuk: Very true. There's a lot of stuff going on with Lana that nobody knows except for her. The audience will slowly begin to understand as my remaining episodes air. You'll find out why she returned ... and why she was gone in the first place.
TVGuide.com: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the shock factor?
Kreuk: It's Smallville, so I'd say a 7.5. Considering there are always weird creatures on the show.... [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: I saw an interview where you said that Lana will get "a beautiful sendoff." Why does that sound like a teary deathbed scene to me?
Kreuk: I don't know what I'm allowed to say about anything, but ... there are a lot of tears. But I don't know if there was a bed involved in any way!
TVGuide.com: What was it like reuniting with Tom Welling for this arc? Did your old shorthand just pick up right away?
Kreuk: Yeah, pretty much. Tom and I have been working together for a long time and I adore him. We had a really great time.
TVGuide.com: How was it being directed in the episode airing Jan. 29 by Allison [Mack, who plays Chloe]?
Kreuk: It was great. Allison is one of my dearest friends in the world, so I was really excited for her. She was wonderful and able to handle what is generally a very stressful situation for most directors with a lot of grace. I really respected her for that. She has never directed anything like Smallville before and she is only 26 years old and a female. That's really commendable in this industry.
TVGuide.com: Lana's slightly different look — is that because Kristin has a different look, Kristin wanted a different look, or the producers wanted a different look?
Kreuk: I wanted to cut my hair after I left the show, so I called up the producers and said, "Is that OK?" They were like, "Yeah, totally — it will fit great." But I cut my hair quite short and everyone liked it except for one individual who has control over most things, so I had to put in extensions which don't look as good as the short hair or the long hair. They're somewhere in the middle. It's fine, though.
TVGuide.com: Before Lana leaves us, will there be any sort of "passing of the baton" with Lois? Will she, like, give Lois her endorsement in pursuing something with Clark?
Kreuk: No, Erica [Durance, Lois] and I never really get the opportunity to work together, and Lois is not in any of the episodes that Lana's in. They don't have any interaction. Lana doesn't discuss her.... It just doesn't happen."