TVGuide has apparently cast a spell: “Weivretni — annataz!”
The mag has an interview up with Serinda Swan, who will be playing Zatanna in this week’s episode of Smallville. A highlight:
TVGuide.com: Smallville fans can be very discerning, yet when you were cast, I saw barely any squawking. It was by and large, “She’s perfect.”
Swan: And I was so happy for that. A lot of the stuff I’ve done hasn’t come out yet, so there was some, “She looks the part, but can she act?” That put a lot of pressure on me to make sure I nailed the character. So when I did go in [for the audition], I actually spoke [Zatanna's spells] backwards. I reversed the sound, put it on my iPod and listened to it right before I had to say my lines, so that when the comic book enthusiasts reverse it on their computers — which I know they’ll do — it’s actually intelligible.
So get your recorders and sound software at the ready — Zatanna hits Smallville tonight.