Why are there so many Canadian actorsactresses cast for Smallville

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  1. vincent0210

    vincent0210 Cadet

    Why are there so many Canadian actors/actresses cast for Smallville dvds ? Everytime I read about the characters of Smallville dvds , theres someone new who’s canadian lol. Are they running out of skilled or good-looking American actors/actresses?
    Just curious, thats all.
  2. worldmaker

    worldmaker Producer/Screenwriter

    Because it's filmed in Superman's birthplace - Canada?


  3. Birdman

    Birdman Birdman

    I sure don't know...that said I had no idea that any of them were Canadian. But given the info...now....I want to visit Canada!;)
  4. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

    shouldnt be a problem. "you know they did aplogize for bryan adams" (if you know what movie that came from then you will know i am joking.

    seriously though, it doesnt matter to me where the actors come from as long as they make quality watching on the lil big screen.
  5. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Member

    It is not just Smallville... Canada is a very tax friendly locale for shooting TV series & movies. The financial incentives is why a *lot* of stuff is filmed up there.

    Fringe is a perfect example. The first season was shot in the US & on location but for the second season it is switching to Canada to cut custs. If you've ever watched a show and some of the scene backgrounds look 'different' in later seasons versus the first season, a good reason why is likely that the first season was shot on location while the other seasons where shot on a set in Canada to cut costs.
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